Can homeopathy treat PCOS?
Homeopath Dr JP Prinsloo discusses this common cause of infertility.
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One of the most important aspects of infertility treatment is a lack of insight stemming from a lack of education and detail, leading patients to make wrong decisions. It is becoming such a niche money-making market that more and more patients are being taken for a ride with one-stop remedies and standardised protocols that cannot be effective in each case.

Homeopathic infertility treatment attends to the environment, the health and status of the patient and the entire reproductive system, including the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and so on. Although there is of course a place for treatments such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation), AI (artificial insemination), and other techniques, their success will always rely on the health of the environment.

Such interventions would be much more successful if they were done in conjunction with homeopathic treatment of infertility. One would be able to achieve a much higher success rate if only the conventional medical profession was prepared to work with their homeopathic counterparts. After all, we are supposed to be working towards the same common goal.

The focus of homeopathic treatment is upon the environment, the health state of the uterus, endometrium, healthy natural ovulation and production of a healthy ovum. This is done by treating endometritis, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and everything that is involved in ensuring successful fertilisation, implantation and eventually a healthy pregnancy. It is also important to maintain normal hormonal balance. This is done with low potency and tincture preparations, which both supplement and restore balance, without massive increases in certain hormones that tip the balance unfavourably.

How long does the homeopathic treatment take to be effective?
Infertility treatment usually ranges from between three to six months. It may be longer, depending on the individual patient’s range of problems and history.

What do you think causes PCOS?

I’m of the opinion that our current lifestyle has much to do with it. The incidence of PCOS is on the increase and we are being bombarded with hormones in our diet. Red meat, chicken and eggs all contain hormones. Pseudo oestrogens resulting from the increased use of plastic containers also contribute to PCOS. The other problem of course is the rise in diabetes type 2. It is well known that blood sugar and insulin levels affect fertility and have an effect on PCOS.

What should women trying to fall pregnant avoid?
I am greatly opposed to the use of tampons, since they contain dioxin. In the USA, dioxin has been linked directly to thousands of cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Also, many lubricants have spermicidal properties and women should make sure that the particular lubricant they use is not spermicidal. It should not be necessary for women to use lubricants and vaginal dryness is one of the problems that should be addressed in their treatment of infertility.


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