Author: Dr. Girish Gupta
*MD (Hom.), PhD
Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research
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Dr. Girish Gupta
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50 well-diagnosed cases of PCOD have been short listed for this study from OPD record of Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research. In all cases, pre and post treatment pelvic ultrasound was done apart from detailed hormone analysis i.e. LH, FSH, Oestrogen, Progesterone, Prolactin, and Testosterone in a few cases. It was repeated in cases in which any one of them was found to be abnormal.
Out of 50 patients treated with homoeopathic medicines, complete resolution of PCOD was achieved in 22 (44.00%), significant improvement in 6 (12.00%), 18 (36.00%) maintained status quo while 4 (8.00%) did not improve. Calcarea carbonica was the medicine of choice in maximum number of patients (24) but maximum response was obtained with Lycopodium. The statistical analysis of the data showed reduction in size of ovary, number and size of cysts.
The incidence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is increasing day by day around the world due to modern life style. It has encouraged several workers to conduct clinical studies to observe the role of various therapeutic interventions in PCOS patients. There are number of claims of homoeopathic practitioners having successfully treated such patients. However, very few studies had been done methodically and published in journals. A few such published studies are being quoted here to substantiate the claims of role of individualized homoeopathic treatment in confirmed cases of PCOS.
In 1997, SanchezRJ and GuzmanGF conducted a trial on 36 women suffering from PCOS with oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhoea and fitting the mental picture of Pulsatilla nigricans. In this trial Pulsatilla 6C. At the end of the trial, 30 out of 36 women had complete resolution of cysts.(1)
In the clinical study by Sharma D from 2011 to March 2014 on 132 patients with age group from 14 to 35 years, 91 (68.9%) patients were successfully treated, 23 (17.4%) improved, 14 (10.6%) were dropped out and 4 (3.1%) were referred to higher centers due to congenital abnormality. Homoeopathic medicines used in 30C to 1000C were Apis mellifica, Aurum muriaticum natronatum, Bryonia alba, Calcarea carbonica, Lac caninum, Lachesis, Natrum muriaticum, Oophorinum, Sepia and Sulphur.(2,3)