Thursday, February 16, 2017

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Ayurvedic Treatments



Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Symptoms & Natural Treatments
In Ayurveda there is no specific information about this disease. The concept and symptoms can be perceived on the basis of tridosa theory. The symptoms like heaviness of breasts, change in appetite, nausea, vomiting, depression, and nervousness can be correlated to kapha imbalance. Aggravated pitta contributes to irritability, anxiety, anger, vomiting, headache, food cravings, and sleep disorders. Bloating of the stomach, pelvic pain, headache, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disorders, mood swings, and anxiety are the features of provoked vata.

Some habits or addictions like eating salty food and consuming alcohol and cold beverages containing caffeine aggravate the problem.
Externally, oleation with sesame oil and fomentation with herbal decoctions give excellent results. In severe cases, medicated oil enema (anuvasana basti) is very beneficial (e.g., sesame oil and dashamoola kwatha). Internally, ashokarishtam and A. vera in combination with some other drugs are used in Ayurvedic practice. For vata and pitta symptoms, shatavari (asparagus), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), amalaki (Indian gooseberry), and yashtimadhu (licorice) work very well. To reduce kapha symptoms such as heaviness of breasts and fluid retention, herbs such as triphala, trikatu (pepper, ginger, and long pepper), and vacha (Acorus calamus) are very useful. Jeerakadyarishtom, manasamitra vatakam, saraswatarishtam, shatavari kalpa, and kumaryasavam are some of the effective herbal formulas.
Women suffering from this disorder should specifically avoid vata aggravating a week before the menstruation. Examples include dried fish and dry meat, deep fried and very spicy foods, very cold foods, sprouts, beans, and potatoes.
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Female Infertility: Ayurvadic Treatment

Infertility (in Woman): Natural Treatment
In Ayurveda, if the breasts, ovaries, and uterus are not well developed and the patient cannot ovulate, then it is considered primary infertility (shandi yoni). Women with this condition cannot conceive due to a genetic defect. The monthly cycle may or may not be regular in such women. Decreased fertility (vandhyatva), which is also primary infertility, can be treated. Secondary infertility is known as kakavandhya according to Ayurveda.

There are four major causes for primary infertility: systemic (dosadhatu mediated), congenital (beejadosa), vaginal and organic defects (yonivyapat), and idiopathic (daiva). Conventionally, infertility is attributed equally to both factors, male and female. In the female factor, congenital and acquired structural abnormalities, ovulatory defects, and a hormonal imbalance should be investigated. The psychological factor is a very important precipitating factor and needs to be considered.
The infertility can be primary or secondary. Primary infertility refers to those who have never conceived. Secondary infertility applies to those who have conceived in the past.
Ayurvedic treatment differs according to etiopathogenesis. When infertility is due to congenital or idiopathic causes, it cannot be treated. It is clearly mentioned in the classical texts that when a woman has any local defect, she cannot conceive. Those disorders should be treated first and her menstrual cycle should be regular. Cleansing therapies are carried out using herbs and formulas that have a penetrating capacity (e.g., Triphala/Trikatu kwatha, kshara taila). The jeevaniya gana, rasayana, and vajikarana group of formulations not only enhance strength and vigor, but improve the internal environment of the reproductive system. Formulas such as ashokarishta, phala ghrita, and shatavari kalpa give excellent results. Amalaki, guduchi, bala, and ashwagandha are some of the uterine and ovarian tonics which promote fertility.
If infertility is due to anovulation, then using clomiphene citrate alone or in combination with some steroids or human gonadotrophins will be the best choice.
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Leukorrhea (Vaginal Discharge): Ayurvedic Treatments

Leukorrhea (Vaginal Discharge): Natural Remedies
Leukorrhea is also called as sweta pradara in Ayurveda. This disease is caused by the imbalance of vata and kapha dosa. The production and transportation of fluids by the urogenital organs becomes disturbed and leads to leukorrhea. According to Ayurveda, the main symptoms are a pale or white discharge from the vagina that is usually painful and thick or thin in consistency.
Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes the use of vaginal douches (uttarbasti or yonidhavana). These douches are intended to treat the uterus, fallopian tubes, and the external vagina. They act as local antibiotics, clear the blockages in the channel pathway, and pacify dosas.

The herbs used for douches are Santalum album (chandana), Azadiracta indica (neem), Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi), Saraca indica (ashoka), Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna), etc. Internally, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek, gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), Terminalia chebula, and Hemidesmus indicus are the popular herbs. Pushyanuga choorna, Chandraprabha vati, Chandrakala ras, Chandanasavam, loha, and praval bhasma are some of the effective formulas.
Conventional medicine treatment includes cleaning the genitalia, maintaining dryness, avoiding tight clothing, and occasionally douching.
Dietary Regimen
Food should be simple, easily digestible, and taken at regular intervals. Excessive amounts of puddings, garlic, onion, pickles, potatoes, sour foods, and excessive fried and greasy foods are not recommended. Rice water (water collected after washing the raw rice) is a very useful remedy in this disease.
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