I am 38 years old, I am trying to get pregnant but my periods are very light 2-3 days so it is hard to follow any kind of rhythm method (help)

As you mentioned that you have scanty period problems there might be a possibility that you might not be ovulating on regular basis. Consult a gynecologist, as when you plan to conceive it is very important to ovulate every month and have a proper hormonal balance.

  • Take 1 tsp of powdered winter cherry herb with a cup of milk for 5-6 nights after menstruation. This herb is very useful for fertility.
  • Decrease stress and spend fruitful time with your husband. Missionary position (men on top) is considered best for conceiving. After ejaculation, lie in bed for 15 minutes.
  • Quit smoking, (if at all you smoke) as it alters the hormonal balance in body.

answered by S P

There are women whose cycle lasts hardly a day. This condition is termed PCOS, other symptoms and reasons for this condition are discussed in detail by this author at


So many are suffering these days that it is termed "hidden epidemic" by few doctors.

Ayurveda and naturopathy offer a wide ranging treatment protocols specific to each case. The condition occurs due to endocrinal disorder leading to an-ovulatory cycles, which make it difficult to conceive.

Exercise and weight reduction have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of PCOS and its symptoms. Exercise can helps reduce weight, regulate menstrual cycles, and reduce risk factors for diabetes and heart disease which are associated with PCOS.

Women with PCOS respond well to simple carbohydrates with low calories, low animal product, high fiber diet which helps reduce weight, regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, and reduce inflammatory prostaglandins. author recommends avoiding night shade family.

Diet can help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce circulating androgens, improve ovarian function, improve fertility, reduce risk of heart disease, and support liver detoxification of estrogens.

Ayurveda has a wide range of phytosterols to strengthen ovarian functions. Various Ghrutams made from herbs and cow clarified butter are used to balance out hormones. Aloe vera, cinnamon, fenugreek, amalki, honey, glycosugars, shilajit, shatawari, aswgandha, Kauncha, Vidarikand, salam, ashoka, etc is a wide spectrum. The goal of herbal medicine might be reducing circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.

1/2 to 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon with every meal helps keep insulin & blood sugar levels under control. Alternative practitioners and some researchers believe that the hidden epidemic of PCOS is caused by bad ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats in diet. Fatty acids help keep cell membranes flexible. Flexible cell membranes have more and better insulin receptors, which improves glucose metabolism. Flax seed and some kinds of deep-sea fish have them; in addition borage oil, black currant oil, evening primrose oil, flax seed oil, fish oil are used in west, but in ayurveda, sesame oil, cow butter and clarified butter is supposed to take care of most of cardiac problems as well as insulin resistance problems. Glycosugars are also essential.

Indian women can take a paste made from 21 leaves each of margosa, bail, tulsi at breakfast time to reduce insulin resistance. Similarly soak 1 tsp fenugreek seeds at bedtime in a cup of water, take this water first thing in the morning.

A weight decrease of only 5 percent of total body weight is associated with decreased insulin levels, increased fertility, reduced hirsutism and acne, and lower androgen levels.

Western herbal medicine uses phytoestrogen and phytoprogesteronic herbs, such as blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) and false unicorn root (Chamaelirium luteum), as well as liver herbs, like milk thistle, dandelion (Taraxacum mongolicum), to work toward hormonal balance. Vitamin supplements with antioxidants, including zinc, and vitamins A, E, and C, are also recommended.

answered by S B

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