Manage Pre Menstrual Syndrome with Ayurveda

November 17, 2022
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The premenstrual syndrome, commonly known as PMS is a group of symptoms that usually occurs 7 – 10 days before menstrual bleeding and affects physical, psychological, and behavioural health of the person.

Many people find it difficult to deal with day-to-day activities during this time frame. The symptoms are manifested only in the last half of the menstrual cycle.

Causes of Premenstrual Syndrome

The exact pathology that causes PMS is unknown. The following can be listed as the factors that contribute to this condition.

  1. Changes in the level of hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone in each half of the menstrual cycle.
  2. Fluctuations in the level of the neurotransmitter serotonin can trigger PMS symptoms.
  3. Psychological causes – people with underlying depression that is undiagnosed can develop premenstrual syndrome.

Signs and symptoms of PMS

The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome include:

  1. Abdominal pain and distension.
  2. Low back ache.
  3. Irregular bowel movements.
  4. Depression and insomnia.
  5. Irritability.
  6. Nausea and vomiting.
  7. Tenderness in the breasts.

Ayurvedic View

According to Ayurveda, PMS can be linked to several symptoms due to the imbalance of dosha (Vata, pitta, Kapha) in our body.

The symptoms that occur due to the imbalance of each dosha can be listed as:

  1. Vata dosha – different types of pain such as abdominal pain and cramps, low back ache, irregular bowel movement, abdominal distension, anxiety, fear, insomnia, and mood swings.
  2. Pitta dosha – tenderness in the breasts, irritability, headache, hyperacidity, restlessness, anger, and hot flashes in the body.
  3. Kapha dosha – breasts get enlarged and tender, sleepiness, nausea, and vomiting.

Management of PMS with Ayurveda.

Premenstrual syndrome can be managed by lifestyle modifications and nutrient supplements. By correcting the food habits (Ahara) and activities (vihara) as mentioned in Ayurveda, the dosha imbalance can be corrected.

  • Food habits – According to Ayurveda classics, food is the prime factor that can link to the formation as well as cure of a disease. So by managing dietary habits, this can be controlled to a better extent. The following habits are to be followed:
  1. Eat wholesome and fresh food.
  2. Switch to a well-balanced diet.
  3. Consume food only after the previous meal is digested.
  4. Take food items that are not too cold or not hot.
  5. Avoid the use of junk food items.
  6. Fibre-rich foods, papaya, pomegranate, legumes, vegetables, healthy milk products, nuts, and vitamin-rich food like fish (salmon and sardines) are advised in the diet.
  • Lifestyle modifications – A few changes in the lifestyle can control hormone imbalances and maintain mental health. The changes to be included are:
  1. Follow regular sleeping patterns. (7-8 hours of sleep.)
  2. Regular and moderate exercise daily.
  3. Practice yoga according to the nature of each person.
  4. Breathing exercises, pranayama, and meditation help with mood swings.
  5. Proper maintenance of personal hygiene.
  6. Always keep the mind in a calm and healthy state.
  • Ayurveda supplements – Some ayurvedic suppliments like Garlic, Asparagus racemosus, Aloe vera, fenugreek, Saraca indica, symplocos bark, Indian pennywort, etc can resort as the last choice when lifestyle modifications and food habits don’t act on the body.

The symptoms arise mainly due to an unhealthy lifestyle. By maintaining the food items and lifestyle modifications the symptoms can be controlled and the person can live a normal lifestyle. 

CONCLUSION

According to Ayurveda, good health is a crucial factor for our physical evolution. Balancing our Dosha helps you in maintaining equilibrium within your body.  If this is the case, it’s always better to consult an Ayurvedic specialist for the best ayurveda therapies to formulate a targeted routine in your life.

Yoga and Pranayama have always been advised by Ayurveda, not only to treat the PMS but also to stay healthy and disease-free forever. At Ayur Clinic, We also cater customized Panchakarma treatment in Melbourne to treat your PMS effectively.

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