The design of the PCOS Tincture is based on the Chinese medicine theory that ovarian cysts are due to a thickened lining of both the ovarian capsule and of the tiny follicles that develop each month in the ovaries in preparation for ovulation. Thickening of the ovarian capsule means that it is harder to ovulate, since the egg has to work harder to escape. Thickening of the follicular lining means that instead of simply being reabsorbed and disappearing after ovulation and the formation of the corpus luteum, some of the numerous follicles that were produced earlier in the cycle do not dissolve as they should, but remain and draw fluid into themselves by osmosis. When this happens month after month, gradually an excessive number of cysts accumulate until the patient becomes “polycystic”.
Thus this formula uses herbs that reduce dampness and phlegm (the source of the thickening), herbs (such as Zao Jiao Ci – Gleditsia) that “pierce” the cysts, and herbs that regulate qi and blood.
The drops should be used everyday, in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture or herbal decoction that focus on the individual patient’s needs.