Ayurvedic Approach to Ovarian Cyst – A Case Study
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries, each about the size and shape of an almond on each side of the uterus. Ovum which develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during the childbearing years. In the present case study, a patient of age 18 years of a large right ovarian cystic mass, size 12.8x11.9x7.3 cm. who was advised for removing the cyst by allopathic hospital came to take Ayurvedic consultation. The patient was treated with the concept of kapha dusti janya vyadhi. Ayurvedic treatment of kapha dushti include shodhana, shaman and chedana karma. Therefore assuming as kaphaj granthi line of treatment was planned which can corrects the kapha dosha. Also some medicines were given which works to enhance overall immunity of the body, enhance liver function, treat leucorrhoea, regulate menstrual cycle and protects against abnormal cell growth. The management of ovarian cyst with Ayurvedic formulations has no adverse effect. After a treatment of three months, the patient came with drastic changes in signs and symptoms, with simultaneous decrease in size of ovarian cyst represented by pelvic ultrasonography ( USG). The patient is also advised to follow pathya apathya as mentioned.
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