Qualification: 
MS, BAMS
dr.parvathy@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Parvathy Unnikrishnan currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Prasutitantra & Striroga, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. She pursued her BAMS (silver medalist) from Amrita School of Ayurveda and pursued Post Graduation from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam. Dr. Parvathy worked as Consultant in Women and Child Health Care, Sree Sankara Ayurveda Hospital, Changanassery, during March 2017- February 2018. She has conducted awareness classes for adolescents regarding menstrual health and hygiene as a part of school health programmes in co-ordination with the school authorities. She has also participated in medical camps organised with various Government agencies exclusively for women. Dr. Parvathy has presented the paper titled ‘Healthy Conception -An opening through Pumsavana karma’ at Jananisaparya- 2016, National Seminar on Healthy Motherhood organized by Pankajakasturi Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram. A paper entitled ''Role of mind in female reproductive life'' was presented in the Aryavaidyan P. Madhava Varier Memorial Gold Medal Presentation Competition for Postgraduate Scholars held at Kottakkal 2014.

Awards & Achievements

  1. Bagged first prize for the paper presentation competition held as a part of "JANANISAPARYA"-National seminar on Healthy Motherhood at Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram 2016
  2. Best paper award in "National Seminar on practical approach of Prasutitantra at Sumathibhai shah Ayurveda Medical College, Pune.
  3. Received "Ayur Visharada" award from Himalaya Herbal health care for academic excellence in the year 2012.
  4. 6th rank holder of Kerala Higher secondary examination in the year 2006

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2017

Anjaly M V, Parvathy Unni Krishnan, Narayan, P., and Krishnarajabhatt, H. Shivapura, “An Ayurvedic treatment protocol to improve anti mullerian hormone: A prerequisite for assisted reproductive technique – A case report”, AYU, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 66-69, 2017.[Abstract]


Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) produced by granulosa cells of preantral and antral follicles acts as a potential marker for ovarian reserve useful in predicting ovarian response to controlled ovarian stimulation. A woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with low AMH has poor success rate and ultimately the couple is left with the only option of IVF with a donor egg. The signs and symptoms of a patient with low AMH level can be compared to Dhatukshayajanya Vandhyata. The present case report documents the efficacy of an Ayurvedic treatment protocol in improving the AMH value, which is a prerequisite for assisted reproductive technique (ART) without a donor egg. The patient with low AMH level was subjected to Ayurvedic management protocol including Shamana for 3 months and Shodhana procedure for 21 days. The follow-up was done for 3 months. A marked improvement in the AMH level was noted in the first 3 months and also after the follow-up period, thus making her eligible for ART with her own egg.

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2016

Parvathy Unni Krishnan and Anjaly M V, “Ethics and Facts of assisted reproductive technology in infertility”, Prajnananam Journal of Health Sciences , vol. 2, no. 2, 2016.

2016

Parvathy Unni Krishnan, “Ayurvedic management of first degree cystocele – a case report”, Prajnananam Journal of Health Sciences , vol. 2, no. 2, 2016.