Ayurveda refers Dysmenorrhea as “Udavartini Yonivyapad”. It is a condition where painful cramps are experienced by women during their menstrual cycle. The pain that is experienced is dull or throbbing in nature and is mostly experienced towards the thigh, lower back and mid-abdomen region. Ayurveda believes in eliminating the ama’s (toxins), balance the “dosha’s” and set the hormonal balance right.
What are the symptoms of Dysmenorrhoea?
Some of the typical symptoms through which an Ayurvedic expert can identify Dysmenorrhoea include the following:
Causes of Dysmenorrhoea - An Ayurvedic explanation
Ayurveda states that the reverse direction movement of natural urges aggravates the Apana Vayu to fill the uterus. The uterus feels intense pain. It counters this activity by pushing the menstrual blood upwards and discharges the same with spasmodic pain. Ayurveda goes on to describe the vataj yonivyapad that is associated with dysmenorrhoea, led by ras dhatu. The likelihood of cramps increases if a person consumes excess caffeine and alcohol, has a family history of menstrual pain, leads an extremely stressful life, or suffers from an existing pelvic related disorder, lack of exercise etc.
How to deal with Dysmenorrhoea
Ayurveda suggests various ways to deal with Dysmenorrhoea. Some of the best ways to tackle this condition are through selective dieting, yoga, and consumption of ayurvedic herbs:
The treatment option varies from individual to individual. An Ayurvedic expert studies Agni, Prakriti parikshan, Sahanan, Saar and Vyayam shakti of a person before locking on the course of treatment. Furthermore, each treatment might take different time-frame to cure the condition right from its roots.
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