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Ayurvedic Treatment for Dysmenorrhea
According to Ayurveda, Aartava or Menstruation is a phenomenon, which is controlled and governed by Vata and specifically the Apana Vayu, the sub type of the Vata Dosha. So in Dysmenorrhea, the first important thing is to control the Vata. Vata as we all know is a factor which "holds" and "moves" all other factors of the body in its desirable directions, so this is important that in a female patient Vata should be under control to remove this condition of the Dysmenorrhea completely.
Dysmenorrhea is known as kastha-atrava in Ayurveda . In Ayurveda process of menrturation is controlled by Apan vata. dysmenorrhea to the above-mentioned general causes as well as suppression of natural urges (sneezing, coughing, micturition, defecation, etc).These factors provoke Apana vata and disturb its natural route of a downward direction and start moving it in reverse or an upward direction. The change in direction of the vata Dosha alters the menstrual blood flow. This results in painful and scanty menstruation. When the flow is proper without any obstruction, pain is relieved.
Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes sweating, cleansing douches, and medicated enemas.Oil therapy, including massage, is used to relieve any obstructions in the passage, relieve any spasms, facilitate free movement of vata in the proper direction, and enhance a proper menstrual flow. Gentle massage with sesame oil, dhanwanthara thailam, narayan thailam, or kottamchukkadi thailam is advised over the lower abdomen, pelvic region, and thighs.Sweating methods and fomentation remove the toxins and also relieve muscular spasms and tenderness.
A medicated enema with a mixture of oil, milk, herbal paste, and decoctionor tea also pacifies vata and reduces any flatulence, removes obstruction of fecal matter, and relieves the tension in the pelvic cavity. These three therapies together help relieve pain and discomfort in the pelvic region.
According to modern medicine first aim of the conventional treatment is to relieve pain and discomfort. Analgesics such as codeine or parenteral medication in severe pain will serve the purpose. If the causative factor is prostaglandin as is currently hypothesized, antiprostaglandins (e.g., ibuprofen) are generally very effective. Cyclic administration of oral contraceptives in the lowest dosage is useful in many cases, especially if the patient cannot tolerate antiprostaglandins. If you used regularly this medicine may cause constipation, Urinary retention, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea, and flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. It can be treated successfully with Ayurvedic formulations Femicare Tablet, Mesocare Tea, Spasmrelax tablet. We strongly recommend you to continue the treatment for at least 3 months for complete recovery from the disease. If you have some queries about your condition please fill the form in FREE CONSULTATION
In some cases of severe pain, medication does not help. When the underlying cause is endometriosis or adhesions, surgical treatment is recommended.