PCOS treatment in homeopathy

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. It’s a huge problem and a leading cause of infertility. Conventional medicine cannot cure polycystic ovaries, but PCOS treatment in homeopathy helps restore healthy ovarian function.

In a case I treated recently, 32 year-old lady came in looking for help with infertility. She had PCOS diagnosis since the age of 19. Over the next 10 years she had a number of blood tests and three ultrasounds. All tests confirmed polycystic ovaries. Doctors also told her that she had intra-adbodimal adhesions after an appendix surgery. I treated this patient for 5 months. She had a strong vitality and responded very well. A month later she had another ultrasound, and the doctor told her that she had no sign of either PCOS or adhesions. “You must have misunderstood, PCOS doesn’t just resolve”. This patient is now 4 months pregnant.

PCOS – what happens with your cycle

Healthy woman ovulates every month. Ovulation is a complex process that involves the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovaries. Hypothalamus gives a signal to the pituitary gland to release FSH and LH. FSH stands for follicle-stimulating hormone, and LH stands for luteinising hormone. These hormones affect the ovaries, which in turn release oestrogen and progesterone. FSH helps eggs grow and mature, and LH triggers the release of the egg. When in balance, FSH and LH levels remain relatively low and spike up just before the ovulation. However, in polycystic ovaries the LH levels are very high from the beginning of the cycle. LH levels don’t surge and don’t force the release of the egg. Without that LH surge ovulation just doesn’t happen. Women get permanently stuck in the first half of the cycle. 

Ovarian hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, are closely linked with FSH and LH. They all regulate each other. Women with PCOS have high level of male hormones, androgens, much higher than normal.

Link between PCOS and insulin resistance

Pancreas makes insulin to allow the body to convert glucose from food we eat into energy. The carbs are broken down and turned into glucose. Then glucose gets into the bloodstream, and insulin signals cells to take up glucose from the blood and use it as energy. Imagine insulin knocking on the cell’s door to open up and let glucose in. The more sugar there is in the blood, the more knocking insulin will have to do. Over time, cells get so used to this knocking that they open up less and less. More sugar remains in the blood. This in turn causes the release of more and more insulin. It knocks louder but cells ignore it even more. This catch 22 is called insulin resistance.

High level of insulin leads to increase in male hormones production. These, in turn, disrupt ovulation.

Women with PCOS very often have insulin resistance. The causes include genetic factors as well as lifestyle and excess weight. The best thing you can do to help insulin resistance is to quit sugar. Often, however, it is easier said than done. Fortunately, PCOS treatment in homeopathy helps with sugar cravings.

Symptoms and signs of PCOS
  • Period problems: irregular periods, heavy bleeding, period pain
  • Acne and oily skin: mainly because of excess of male hormones
  • Hirsutism: excessive hair growth on the face and body
  • Thinning of hair, male-pattern baldness
  • Weight gain: especially around the waist and the middle of the body
  • Dark skin patches: dirty-looking skin in body folds and creases
  • Anxiety, depression, mood swings, lack of sex drive
  • Sleep issues
  • Infertility
  • Recurrent miscarriages 
PCOS treatment in homeopathy

Many women with polycystic ovaries seek homeopathic treatment because they can’t conceive or can’t carry a baby to full term. PCOS treatment in homeopathy takes into account all mental, emotional and physical symptoms that the woman experiences. A lot of the symptoms may not seem to be directly linked to PCOS, but form an important part of the case.

Remedies I use often in PCOS treatment in homeopathy include:

  • Pulsatilla
  • Palladium
  • Folliculinum
  • Lycopodium
  • Apis
  • Bovista
  • Lachesis
  • Thuja
  • Medorrhinum

PCOS treatment in homeopathy takes holistic approach. As a result, it not only restores hormonal function but also improves sleep, mood, sugar cravings, skin issues and helps couples conceive naturally.