It might be a disappointment that brought you here. You might have found out that you have PCOS, or you have known so, since years. You are thinking that it will be hard for you to get pregnant. You might be unhopeful about your condition, you might think that there is nothing you can do.

Here’s what I tell you, to feel that way, it’s perfectly normal, especially when there are thousands of articles and sources on the web that convince you that, “there is no cure for PCOS”. And of course, there would be no cure if all one does is rely on dozens of medicines that are not even made specifically for PCOS! To be fair, modern medicine says that there is no cure for PCOS because they have not even discovered one yet. And with it affecting 1 in every 10 women, this calls for a serious issue. PCOS is not just “ovary disease”, it affects the whole body, physically, mentally and emotionally. With you relying on modern medicine, they will hand you over medications for diabetes, consoling you that it will help maintain the “symptoms” since they could find no cure for you.

It is during those difficulties that Ayurveda comes to your rescue.

WHAT IS AYURVEDA THOUGH?

Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit word Ayur meaning “life” and Veda meaning “science”. It is an old medicinal practise that originated in India. It might have evolved since ages, but it’s roots stay ever immutable. S imply said, it gives attention to balance. All of its treatments include procedures that ultimately balance the body. Ayurveda does not cure diseases, it cures the imbalance within the body that caused the disease in the very first place. Ayurveda always chooses natural procedures, no toxic products or chemicals whatsoever, thus, there are no side effects. People think that Ayurveda takes time, but they are forgetting that it was never about just “improving”, it’s about curing the whole body, curing the lifestyle and discarding any mental hindrance that is holding the person to be their best. Ayurveda is what has been curing people since ages, why not know?

AYURVEDA TREATMENTS FOR PCOS:

While modern medicine may have given you some disappointing results, Ayurveda on the other hand is known to give success stories. Ayurvedic treatments for PCOS include:

It has been found out that an inactive lifestyle that consists of unhealthy food (like junk foods) triggers PCOS in women. It’s no doubt that the present lifestyle that we are living will summon some of the other diseases in the nearby future. Our body needs nutrition to work optimally, incorporating them can only ensure the best results. A balanced diet so that the body’s needs of vitamins and minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein, all get fulfilled.

One should avoid eating refined sugar and unsaturated fats. Consume foods low in Glycemic Index. Quit or lower your consumption of caffeine as it disrupts sleep and the normal functioning of the body. You don’t have to stop the intake of Ghee in your diet altogether, regulate it instead. Ghee is known to give so many benefits to miss out on! Nothing processed, nothing fried. At the end of the day, it’s only about whether you ate whole foods or not, that is what your health depends on and….

Feel good in your skin. You should always stand up for yourself, knowing well no one else will. Get your 8 hours of sleep. Take up hobbies that make you relax and give your body to feel better in any way it could, it might be spending time alone or going out to interact with friends, depending on your personality. Meditate, listen to music, dance or just read. Remember, Stress is one’s own enemy. Be happy and confident in your skin, but always have room to improve and grow into more of yourself.

Did you know Ayurveda also recommends massaging your face , skin and hair? You can always try that to feel calmer. Journal your days, don’t feel any pressure to be productive every second. Your body is not a machine.

Yoga might help you in stress reduction, improve your hormone levels while contributing to your health at the very same time. Practicing poses meant to tighten your pelvic area particularly helps, since the pressure and weight reduces on the ovaries. Doing Pranayam, poses like The Cobra pose, The Corpse pose and The Butterfly pose, all helps. Yoga helps increase flexibility and muscle strength. The benefits of yoga are so many that it becomes kind of difficult to list them all. You need to include some sort of exercise in your lifestyle, be as active as you can be.

Ayurvedic Panchakarma technique is basically 5 steps of detoxification. This special treatment uses special oil massaging techniques to rejuvenate the body, boosting the body’s immunity and slowing the ageing process. This treatment can take 7 days to 3 weeks.

Including Ginger root, Cinnamon, Shatavari, Turmeric, Fenugreek seeds, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass and Peppermint in your diet helps a ton, these are only some examples, there are thousands of herbs out there that can give you benefits, and then can be grown in your home garden. Spices and herbs don’t only give you health benefits, they actually do taste and smell amazing. They help in reducing inflammation, Lowering blood sugar levels and boosting your heart’s health, reducing your risk of a lot of diseases. Be healthy and adventurous with your food options.

Remember no one can decide what’s better for you other than yourself. And when I tell you to not trust any source blindly, I am not asking you to trust me blindly here as well. Research this source if you feel like it. I am alerting you from the thousands of products that promise to cure PCOS, when all they are giving you is a chemical rich product that will do your body more harm than any good. Be a responsible consumer. Don’t take any pills without any prescription, some pills can affect your hormone levels, that’s why I don’t recommend them in the very first place. Trust only reliable sources.

You have &Me’s PCOS drink and &Me’s PCOS tea to your rescue. Both products were created to provide natural alternatives to pills that only address symptoms and have NO negative side effects in the long run. Both products contain a combination of Vitamins, Minerals and ayurvedic herbs which help balance hormones, regulate period cycles, reduce facial hair and acne, provide a boost in energy and help manage weight.

&Me is a women’s health brand with a mission to empower women by solving for her unique functional needs. Our current portfolio aims at PCOS, PMS, Skin & UTI.