Beyond the Biological Realm: A Multidimensional Lens for PCOS Management with Naturopathy and Yoga – A Comprehensive Narrative Review

Authors

  • Karishma Silwal Sant Hirdaram Medical College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences for Women, Bhopal, India
  • Khyati Chaturvedi Sant Hirdaram Medical College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences for Women, Bhopal, India
  • Namrata Kewalramani Sant Hirdaram Medical College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences for Women, Bhopal, India
  • Pradeep M. K. Nair Sant Hirdaram Medical College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences for Women, Bhopal, India; Mirakle Integrated Health Centre, Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54434/candj.169

Keywords:

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, women, Female disorders, complementary and alternative medicine

Abstract

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a widely prevalent endocrine disorder. The multifaceted clinical presentation of PCOS requires a comprehensive approach, addressing not only the biological aspects but also holistic dimensions, encompassing psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual factors for optimal clinical outcomes. Current management primarily emphasizes the biological dimension, utilizing pharmaceutical interventions and some lifestyle modifications. Despite promising outcomes, the precise approach, rationale, and efficacy of naturopathy and yoga in PCOS management have not been thoroughly investigated. A comprehensive literature search was conducted using various databases to identify relevant studies. The evidence gathered was synthesized and organized around the following key themes: consultation, nutrition, fasting, herbs, elemental therapies, massage, yoga, acupuncture, and sustainable health principles. While this review provides insights that could enhance the understanding of the naturopathic approach in PCOS management, it emphasizes the need for future clinical trials and systematic reviews to validate these findings.

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Published

2024-06-27

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Silwal K, Chaturvedi K, Kewalramani N, Nair P. Beyond the Biological Realm: A Multidimensional Lens for PCOS Management with Naturopathy and Yoga – A Comprehensive Narrative Review. CANDJ [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 27 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];31(2):18-24. Available from: https://candjournal.ca/index.php/candj/article/view/169

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