Kyle J. Norton
Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective in Management and Treatment of PCOs (Unedited)
While conventional medicine use synthetic medication to induce ovulation and assisted artificial insemination if the medicine fail, traditional Chinese medicine views polycystic ovarian syndrome in different approaches.
According to statistic, most common symptoms of Chinese women with PCOs in traditional Chinese medicine include(1247)
1. Abdomen pain before menstrual onset
2. Obfuscation color
3. Cold lower abdomen
6. Eyes dark, face dark or ring lip dark, before and after menstruation
7. Chest tightness
10. Lower abdomen pain during menstruation
11. Breast swelling
The Dietary Suggestion, Life Style Modification and Nutritional Supplements according to TCM
The Dietary Suggestion according to TCM
1. Eat foods low on the Glycemic Index (GI) such as vegetables and whole grains to improve insulin sensitivity(1250), quality of life(1253)and avoid some long-term health risks of endometrial cancer(1252) as many women with PCOS are not achieving dietary intakes and levels of physical activity(1251)
2. Women with PCOS should completely avoid refined carbohydrates as it showed to elevate the risk of type 2 diabetes(1254) induced collection of metabolic defects including peripheral insulin resistance(1255), elevated hepatic glucose output, and impaired pancreatic insulin secretion(1254), immune-mediated diseases(1256), such as reduced control of infection, increased rates of cancer, and increased risk for allergic and auto-inflammatory disease(1256) and inflammation(1255).
3. Keep blood sugar stable by eating regularly with small meal(1258), including good fat, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids(1259) and protein(1261). According to Diabetes Center, Eulji Hospital, in the differentiation of a meal plan using rice bowls of varying sizes, showed that small rice bowl-based meal plan was effective at reducing dietary energy intake (EI), body weight (BW), and blood glucose levels in comparison to regular rice bowl-based meal plan(1257).
4. Eating vegetables daily as including vegetables in rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products and low in saturated fats have shown to improve insulin resistance, serum hs-CRP levels, and abdominal fat accumulation(1262). Leafy greens, such as kale, broccoli, collard greens, bok choy, cabbage, rapine, etc.. process the ability in modulation liver fatty acid composition(1263) of which promotes glucose(1264). hormone(1265) regulation and lipids(1264) homeostasis of metabolic dysfunction(1264) probably through the effects of its phyotchemical indole-3 carbinol(1266)(1267)(1268). Intake of legumes such as black beans, adzuki beans, mung beans, black-eyed peas etc., also contribute to beneficial effects of on metabolic features, such as insulin resistance(1269), glycated haemoglobin, triglycerides, and total and HDL cholestero(1270). According to Complementary and
6. Eat organic meats only
7. Intake of berries has shown to contribute to beneficial metabolic effects in preventing obesity(1275) and related disorders(1275)(1278)(1279), such as ameliorating total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol(1276), hyperglycemia(1277) and insulin sensitivity(1277), lowering fasting insulin level(1275),......
8. Intake cinnamon daily can improve insulin resistance and PCOs related metabolic syndrome
Epidemiological studies suggested that cinnamon consists a significant anti insulin resistance(1091)(1092)(1094) and anti metabolic syndrome(1093)(1094)(1095)(1096)(1097) properties, such as lowering total cholesterol(1093), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(1093) and improving high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(1093), may be due to its antihyperglycaemic (1091)(1093) and potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose levels(1091)(1092), liver fat(1098) and and improved glucose homeostasis(1098) properties, by regulating the mechanisms of-medicated glucose and lipid metabolism(1099), such as decreased the mRNA expression of inflammatory cytokine(TNF-alpha) in adipose tissue(1100) and upregulated mRNA expression of insulin-regulated membrane trafficking(1100) and whole body glucose homeostasi(GLUT-4) in skeletal muscle(1100)].
9. Adding bitter Melon and fenugreek into your diet
10. Insure adequate fiber intake through eating a lots of fresh vegetables and whole grains.
1. Say good by to Western lifestyle
2. Avoid all refined sugars (white and brown sugars, fructose, sucrose, corn syrup) and simple sugars (maple syrup, honey)
3. Say no refined carbohydrate (white bread, pasta, potatoes, white rice, most breakfast cereals, rice cakes, popcorn, or any starchy, low fiber food) (See dietary supplement 2 for more information)
4. Avoid artificial sweeteners
5. Avoid large size in regular meals. Opt for smaller and more regular meals to moderate glucose load and minimize insulin resistance(see Dietary supplement 3. Keep blood sugar stable by eating regularly with small meal for more information)
6. Avoid soft drink(soda), sugar-sweetened fruit juice and energy drink
7. Avoid milk and dairy products (cheese and yogurt)
8. Moderate exercise (yoga, pilates, walking etc)
According to studies holistic yoga therapy showed a significant effects in reducing anti-müllerian hormone (AMH-primary outcome), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, hirsutism, and improving menstrual frequency, glucose, lipid, and insulin values(284) with non significant changes in body weight, FSH, and prolactin in adolescent PCOS(283).]
9. Lose some weight
The Best PCOs Diets for weight loss
The Common Weight Loss Foods
The Common Weight Loss Herbs
The Weight Loss Vitamin C
The Weight Loss Vitamin D
10. Protect your Liver
11. Weekly acupuncture
Nutritional Supplements according to TCM
1. Chlorophyll(Best for syndrome of Stagnation of Qi and blood stasis(1246) and Dampness heat of liver PCOs patients)
2. Probiotics (the healthy bacteria found in your intestinal tract)
4. Flaxseed oil
1. Alpha-linolenic acid (
2. Palmitic acid
3. Stearic acid
4. Arachidic acid
5. Palmitoleic acid
6. Oleic acid
7. Eicosenoic acid
8. Linoleic acid
5. Navy bean (White kidney bean)extract
3. Dietary fiber
4. Vitamin A
5. Vitamin B1
11. Catechin derivatives(1403)
PCOs Treatment according traditional Chinese medicine
Women with PCOs diagnosed with syndrome of liver qi and blood stagnation may experience additional symptoms, beside of those mentioned above, including premenstrual syndrome(2327), delay menstrual cycle(2331), irregular periods(2331), haemorrhages(2333), depression(2326)(2332), anxiety(2326), abdomen pain before menstrual onset(2332), obfuscation colour(2332), cold lower abdomen(2332), insomnia(2332), fatigue(2332), eyes dark(2332), face dark or ring lip dark(2332), before and after menstruation breast swelling(2332)(2326), chest tightness(2332), irritable insomnia(2332), lower abdomen pain during menstruation(2332),........
According to the data base of PubMed, liver qi and blood stagnation may alter reproductive hormones production(2330), leading ovarian hyper-stimulation (COH) and in the process of ovarian hyper-stimulation(2328), ovulatory disorder infertility(2329),......
Kidney yang and spleen deficiency and liver qi stagnation can be managed and treated in part with a diet of fresh and cooked warming foods.
1. The Holistic Prevention, Management of PCOs analysed through Conventional Medicine Research and Studies(Part I) - The Prevention
2. The Holistic Prevention, Management of PCOs analysed through Conventional Medicine Research and Studies (Part II)- The Conventional Supplement page
3. The Holistic Prevention, Management of PCOs analysed through Conventional Medicine Research and Studies(Part III) - The Weight loss approach