Treat Dysmonorrhoea With Ayurveda

July 26, 2018
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Dysmenorrhoea Treatment Ayurveda

Dysmenorrhoea is a common gynecological condition of pain during menstruation that affects normal activities. It is not a fatal disease but forces patients to keep away from work for at least couple of days. Nearly fifty percent of adolescent girls and menstruating women are affected by this. Prevalence is more among teenagers and stressful working women. Modern stressful and unhealthy lifestyle which includes lack of exercise, abnormal sexual activities, food habits etc contribute to this situation. Pregnancy and normal delivery increases the vascular supply and uterine muscle development which decreases sensitivity of nerve endings of uterus which has a major role in spasmodic pain of dysmenorrhoea. It is thus observed that dysmenorrhoea improve after pregnancy or after normal delivery. It is broadly divided in to two, primary dysmenorrh0ea and secondary dysmenorrhoea. Primary dysmenorrhoea is menstrual pain without any underlying pelvic disorders. This is more prevalent type in young age. Adolescent girls have low threshold of pain that is also a cause of pain during menstruation. Secondary dysmenorrhoea is caused by gynecological diseases or diseases of pelvic origin. Endometriosis, cyst, fibroid, inflammatory pelvic diseases are some of these causes. Ayurveda consider dysmenorrhoea as Krichrartava or Kashtarthava. This condition is caused by Apana Vatha vitiation caused by lack of nutritional food, excess mental strain resulting from lifestyle.

Causes

Chances of dysmenorrhoea increases with:

  • Family with history of dysmenorrhoea
  • Stressful life
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excess use of coffee ,alcoholic beverages
  • Fibroid, Cyst and Pelvic inflammatory disease.

Signs and symptoms

  • Pain in the lower abdomen starting just prior to the menstruation
  • Relief of pain within a few hours up to one or two days
  • Radiating pain to back and inner thigh
  • Nausea
  • Head ache
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Highly sensitive to sound and light

Ayurvedic approach – Dysmenorrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea is considered under Krichrartava or Kashtarthava by Ayurveda. This is a Vatha predominant condition and occasionally Pitha and Kapha may also participate in the pathology. Factors such as excess physical and mental strain, lack of nutritious food, lack of good sleep, physical activities without keeping body parts in comfortable position cause Vatha humor vitiation. Other etiological factor specifically significant in this disorder is suppression of natural urges such as defecation, urination, coughing, sneezing affect Apana Vatha, the sub division of Vatha humor which control neuro-muscular and hormonal control behind urogenital physiological and excretory functions. Transportation of body factors along normal pathway is done by Vatha in equilibrium. When Apana Vatha is vitiated, normal route of menstrual blood is blocked this result in spasmodic pain in lower abdomen.

Treat Dysmenorrhoea 

Correction of Apana Vatha vitiation is the main objective of the treatment. Site of Apana Vatha is last part of the intestines. Apana Vatha acting in abnormal route has to be pacified. Etiological factors which lead to Apana Vatha provocation need to be strictly avoided and this help to prevent further worsening of the clinical situation.

Snehana (Oleation)

Generally snehana or oleation is done with medicated oil or ghee. It may be administered orally or externally.

Oleation help in pacifying vitiated Apana Vatha.

Virechana-Medicated purgation

Purgatives or laxatives with oiliness are useful here. Any procedure which will induce dryness will aggravate Apana Vatha.

Vasthi

Enema with medicated oils is useful to pacify Apana Vatha and correcting Krichrartava.

Virechana and Vasthi procedures remove all blocks caused by feces and flatulence. Relief of stress in the lower abdomen helps in allowing menstrual blood to flow in the normal path .It enable relief from spasmodic pain and Apana Vatha now start to function properly .

Yoga, Pranayama and meditation

Stress is a main factor contributing to this disease and hence pranayama and meditative techniques are proved to be effective in relieving the condition and prevent further recurrence.

Yoga postures which give stretching to pelvic muscles such as maarjarasana or Cat stretch, Sun salute -Surya namaskara are useful.

Diet

  • Easily digestible and nutritive food in regular intervals.
  • Avoid food which may induce constipation
  • Papaya and drum stick are good.
  • Use of Asa foetida is advised.
  • Warm water for drinking
  • Avoid preserved, refrigerated, fried and sour food.
  • Avoid day time sleeping

Herbs Useful

Ginger-Zingiber officinale, Eranda (Ricinus communis), Holy basil-Ocimum sanctum, Hingu-Asafoetida, Kumari-Aloe vera, Thila-Sesame seed, Asoka-Saraca asoka, Sathavari-Asparagus racemosus, Lodhra-Symplocos racemoses etc are some of the useful herbs.

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Disclaimer: 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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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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