Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AYU, Volume 38, Issue 1, p.66-69 (2017)

URL:

http://www.ayujournal.org/text.asp?2017/38/1/66/230774

Keywords:

Anti-Mullerian hormone, Ayurveda, case report, infertility, Vandhyata

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.

Cite this Research Publication

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.