Menopause Treatment

Ayurveda is a health care system sensitive to women’s special health needs.
Ayurveda is the knowledge that indicates the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions of living, what is auspicious or inauspicious for longevity as well as the measure of life itself. (Charaka Samhita)

Ayurvedic Management of Menopausal Syndrome

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

Menopause is not a disease.

It is a transitional phase that every woman goes through between the ages of reproductive and non reproductive ability.

It is a phase of life when a woman changes mentally and physically from sexual maturity to old age. Menarche or start of menstrual periods happens at different ages.

After completing this productive age, decreased estrogen secretion causes less abundant growth of endometrial lining and results in decreased flow.

Finally cycles become longer with missed periods or episodes of spotting only. When no bleeding has occurred for one year, we may assume that menopause has occurred. This transition brings a range of varying signs and symptoms. Collective signs and symptoms during this transitional phase is called menopausal syndrome.

Signs and symptoms may be classified into three groups

1. Vasomotor Symptoms

  • Hot flush accompanied with tachycardia and palpitation.

Hot flush is the feeling of intense heat over the trunk and face. This symptom is present in 80% of women. Increased pulsatile release of gonadotropin hormone from hypothalamus triggers the hot flushes by affecting adjacent temperature regulating area of brain.

2. Genital and urinary symptoms

  • Vaginal atrophy

Decreased estrogen secretion gradually cause thinning of vaginal mucosa and decreased vaginal lubrication and may lead to painful sexual intercourse or dyspareunia.

  • Increased urinary frequency – Frequency of urination may increase in some woman

3. Psychological changes

  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Worry about age and self
  • Decreased optimism
  • Memory deficit
  • Fluctuating mood
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Fear of loss of youth, beauty and feminine features.

Ayurvedic view

According to Ayurvedic classics, menstruation starts by the age of twelve and ends by fifty. This can be changed depending upon hereditary, food and physical factors. The physical and mental changes that occur from the change over from sexual maturity to old age constitute menopause. This phase is Vata and Pitta predominant with some rare Kapha dominant symptoms.

Osteoporosis, vaginal atrophy, increased frequency of urination, insomnia, fluctuation in mood and fear of loss of youth etc are the prevalent symptoms of Vata predominance, while vasomotor symptoms such as hot flushes and irritability show Pitta predominance. Kapha predominant symptoms include weight gain and decreased energy levels.

Menopause management with Ayurveda

Assessment of symptoms shows increase of Vata humor resulting in degeneration of bone or asthi dhatu (osteoporosis). Aggravation of Pitta humor cause increase in hotness, spreading and pungency qualities of blood or Rakta dhatu (hot flushes).

In addition to the physical symptoms psychological impact of menopausal syndrome shows importance of head hence treatment procedures for head is very relevant.

Treatment is decided by physician after assessing the body constitution and deep investigation of presenting complaints (imbalances of doshas) of the patient.

Treatment procedures

  • Medicated ghee

Oral administration of suitable medicated ghee is very useful in this Vata and Pitta predominant condition.

  • Purgatives

Purgation by using suitable formulation is very effective in calming down aggravated Pitta humor and deranged blood or Rakta dhatu.

  • Nasya

Nasal administration of higher doses of medicated oils is specifically indicated.

  • Dhara

Based on symptoms, dhara or pouring of herbal decoction, medicated butter milk over scalp for 45-50 minutes is useful.

  • Useful herbs

Judicious usage of Asparagus and Soya is helpful.

  • Diet

Usage of fat free dairy products, leafy vegetables and onion are good while spicy, sour and salty food are not indicated.

  • Meditation and Yoga

In all the above mentioned psychosomatic symptoms of menopausal syndrome meditation and yoga are useful under medical supervision.

Menopause is a transitional phase in life that every woman goes through. Treatment is decided by a deep investigation of imbalances of doshas.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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