Ayurveda Treatment Protocol in the Management of Ovarian Cysts -Case Series
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled masses that may develop in the ovary. They are most commonly derived from ovarian follicles. It is a relatively common disorder in women of reproductive age. It can be compared to Granthi as per Ayurveda. There are specific treatment protocols mentioned in various Ayurveda classics under the Granthi cikitsa. The main aim of this case series study is to establish a successful Ayurveda treatment protocol for the management of ovarian cysts. Specific objectives are, to design further clinical trial of Ayurveda treatments in the management of ovarian cysts. Five patients who were diagnosed with ovarian cysts were selected and managed by Ayurveda intervention of Deepana Pachana with Panchamuli lagudrakshadi kashaya, Chirabilwadi kashaya, Chandraprabha vati and Manibadra churnaya, Shodana karma using Virechana and Basti karma and Shamana chikitsa with Diyamittadi kashaya, Kanchanara guggulu and Manibadra churnaya. This protocol was continued for 2 months. As the subjective criteria signs and symptoms were assessed on the basis of standard grading system and objective criteria was assessed on the basis of Ultra Sound Scan findings and improvement. According to analysed data, these case series findings were showed that beneficial effects and efficacy of selected herbal formulations in the management of ovarian cysts for the given time period. Parameters of the Ultra Sound Scans had showed significant improvement of the size of the cyst and significant relief of the associated symptoms was showed. Therefore the prescribed Ayurveda treatment protocol have a considerable effect on management of ovarian cysts.
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