What is an ovarian cyst?
In simple terms an ovarian cyst is defined as a collection of fluids enclosed by a small wall that is within the ovary it self. In fact an ovarian follicle that is larger than say two centimetres may be referred to as an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts can vary in size a lot; in fact they can be as small as a pea and even be as big as a cantaloupe. In most of the cases ovarian cysts are benign in nature, i.e. they cannot cause any harm. In fact in the United States, almost every woman who has not reached menopause can be diagnosed with the condition and in almost 14.8% of the women who has reached menopause. But the presence of the disease that is known as Ovarian Carcinoma is found only in nearly 15/100000 women a year. For the treatment of ovarian cyst all over the world herbal treatment is being looked upon as the ultimate solution.
The condition of ovarian cysts is common among women of every age. However, they are more common in women of the child bearing age. In certain case, the cysts might lead to various problems like bleeding and pain, and surgery may be recommended in such cases.
One major reason for the excessive bleeding, pain and infertility is the occurrence of ovarian cysts. They are in most cases benign in nature but scientific test is recommended to make sure. Surgery is the most common method of treatment for these cysts. But in many cases surgery is not desired and in some cases it just might not be feasible. There are some side effects to surgery as well, like the cysts coming back in the future in some cases at least. Some other methods include ‘Synthetic Hormone Therapies’. In many cases the patients are told to opt for hysterectomy. However, today, the ‘Herbal Treatment’ is more and more gaining popularity as the ultimate solution for the ovarian cysts.
It generally takes three to six months for the herbal treatment of ovarian cysts to be 100% effective. It can differ from case to case depending on the size and the number of the cysts. The ‘liver’ also plays an important role in the treatment of the cysts. The liver needs to be clean as it allows the regulation of the hormone in the body. It is also responsible for cleaning the blood. Another important aspect is the ‘diet’. Diet is an important part, as certain food items can aggravate the condition whereas some foot items might help in the treatment.
Certain food items that help in preventing the recurrence of ovarian cysts are raw green vegetables, whole foods, whole grains, garlic, legumes and fruits. Items that need to be avoided are red meat, caffeine, white sugar, eggs, alcohol, fat, carbonated beverages and processed and refined food items. Sticking to a natural and a balanced diet help in the over all physical fitness and also for achieving good health.
Period between 2nd week and till the arrival of the menstruation period
A conventional, tried and tested herbal treatment for such conditions consist of 3 capsules of black cohosh and vitex, 2 capsules of black haw and dandelion root, 1 capsule of pau d’arco, charral and pollen. These need to be consumed twice every day. It is recommended that these medicines be taken from the second week of your cycle to the menstruation period starts.
Period from the beginning of the menstruation and the 2nd week
During this period the herbal treatment consists of taking 3 capsules of milk thistle and black and blue cohosh, 2 capsules of ‘wild yam’, and 1 capsule of chaparral, pau d’arco, yarrow and bee pollen. This combination too needs to be consumed twice a day.
These medicines also need to be supplemented every day with vitamins A, E and C.
These therapies need to be practiced for 3 months (minimum) alternatively and this needs to go on for one year. IT depends on the length and the severity of the problem. But do remember that the above mentioned method and medicines are only a ‘General Suggestion’.
Holistic approach for treatment
The best treatment possible for ovarian cysts is the herbal treatment, and it proves to be beneficial if the total holistic system is also adopted. The holistic approach is unparalleled in fact. The critical difference between the holistic approach and the conventional medication is the approach towards the disease. Whereas in conventional medications just the diagnosis and then the treatment of the ovarian cysts is all, in holistic approach the emphasis on an over all healthy mind, spirit and body which eventually helps cure and prevent the condition and also stops any further recurrence of the cysts. The holistic does not just cure the symptoms like the conventional treatments rather it unearths the prime cause and cures it completely. This approach gives a complete, faster cure and too with very less medical intervention.
The most important and the initial step in the holistic approach is education. It has been proved through research that when a person learns and understands her condition and her diagnosis; she becomes an active partner in trying to cure herself. Education in terms of the cause of the cysts and the truth that they are very common among women of reproductive years is also given. And they also need to be informed that most cysts are not harmful in nature. This information helps in keeping the patient from falling in to depression. Also, the abnormality of each case is taken into account. The herbal treatment system can and should be effectively accompanied with the holistic approach.