Irregular menstruation and pre-menstrual syndrome
Ayurvedic science of gynaecology accounts for elaborate solutions to uterine problems. Nearly 20 types of uterine diseases are described in Ayurveda with aetiology premonitory symptoms, clinical signs and symptoms, remission, relapse, and effective diagnosis of manifestation of the disease from menarche to Menopause. Ayurveda explains scientifically the daily regimes during menstrual periods including diet. The imbalances of regime, diet, and activities result in 20 types of uterine diseases with special emphasis on diet.
Irregular menstrual periods are a consequence of morbidity in the Vata system which controls the body by hormones which in turn are controlled by the nervous system. Hence Vata (Air factors) is of utmost importance in uterine diseases. Ayurveda also understands the imbalance in menstruation as 7 types and recommends treatment regimens to purify them to the purity symptoms of menstruation as described in ancient treaties.
Ayurveda explains that due to poor diet, lifestyle, and general health, the air, fire, and water factors get imbalanced affecting the tissues and thereby the cycle of menstruation and ovulation. This results in morbidity in the channels of menstruation including the uterus resulting in menstrual disorders. This results in a range of symptoms like pain flu menstruation, irregular menstruation, excessive or poor bleeding, irregular and intermittent bleeding, clots, mucous and blackish discolouration in menstrual blood, and so on. Irregular menstruation affects the quality of life during menstrual days, a lot of suffering, and can lead to complications like painful sex, infertility, low libido, etc.
The potential of Ayurvedic gynaecology lies in the fact that it explains the premonitory symptoms of uterine pathology by the characteristics of menstrual blood as seven types of morbidity. The Ayurvedic gynaecology understands these morbidities in colour, smell, and consistency of menstrual blood as premonitory to the fore-coming uterine pathology. Healthy menstruation is bright red, does not stain clothes, is not unpleasant in smell, and is average in quantity. Through the perfection of this understanding, Ayurveda advises imbalanced menstrual blood and recommends detox of the body at this stage through herbs, therapies, and lifestyle which is cardinal in preventing future uterine pathology.
Being doesn’t make your menstruation healthy. Understanding the following signs and symptoms of imbalanced menstruation helps in the early diagnosis of deeper uterine pathology and to arrest the progress. Seven types of imbalanced menstruation are
- Vata vitiated menstruation: Dark, scanty, painful bleeding. Can be associated with stiffness and anxiety.
- Pitta imbalanced menstruation: Heavier bleeding with clots. Can be associated with irritability, burning sensation, tenderness in the breast, and acne.
- Kapha imbalanced menstruation: Heavy prolonged bleeding with mucous and heaviness. Can be associated with fluid retention, depression, and yeast infections.
- Bleeding with pus and mucous
- Scanty menstruation
- Heavier dark bleeding with cramps and mucous.
- Menstrual blood with the putrefying smell
Through these observations, Ayurveda postulates effective medical solutions to purify these 7 types of uterine blood impurities thus preventing uterine pathology and occurrence of cysts, tumours, and other disorders perhaps giving a new reason for acceptance of traditional Ayurvedic gynaecology as an effective Arsenal to combat Lifestyle diseases of a new era.
The running signs and symptoms in premenstrual syndrome are the tip of the Iceberg of submerged uterine aetiology which Ayurvedic physicians diagnose to analyse humour imbalances. Ayurvedic gynaecology explains treating the disease early when premonitory symptoms manifest. This results in better arrest of pathology and avoids compromising mandatory surgical interventions.
We at Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic offer Ayurvedic consultation and therapies involving Ayurvedic herbs along with yoga and Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detox) for the management of menstrual disorders. It’s important to make necessary changes in diet and lifestyle to correct the imbalance and arrest the progress.
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