Gynecological disorders (according to Ayurveda)

Now a days every another woman is suffering from one or the other gynaecological problems like painful menstruation, irregular menstruation, over bleeding, PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease), Uterine prolapse, Fibroids, Cancer etc.

So we have to think what is the cause for all these problems. If collectively we see according to Ayurvedic classics the following etiological factors emerge out.

 

  1. Mithyachara:

The heading includes mithya ahara (abnormal diet) and mithya vihara (abnormal mode of life) both.

Abnormal diet:  It refers  to excessive, mal or inadequate diet along with noncongenial, unwholesome, unhygienic and incompatible food. Over eating may cause various gynecological disorders by producing over body weight, obesity and diabetes etc. while in adequate or mal intake may cause nutritional deficiency like weakness and emaciation resulting into menstrual problems.

Abnormal mode of life:  Coitus in abnormal body postures or with a weak or young woman by a strong man, use of artificial organ for sexual orgasms etc. come under this group. These may produce local ulceration, hyperemia and infections etc. responsible for various gynecological disorders. Besides these also reflects abnormal psychology of individuals, these psychosomatic abnormalities are causes of gynecological disorders.

 

2.Pradusta Artava : The word artava refers to ovarian hormones, ovum and menstrual blood. Ovum is the egg, menstrual blood is a result of endometrial changes brought about by hormones and reflects the status of reproductive system as well as hormones. It is never a cause of disease. Thus here artava refers to hormones. Ovarian hormones are causative factor for a good number of gynecological disorders.

 

  1. Beejadosha (abnormalities of sperm or ovum): Various chromosomal or genetic abnormalities come under this group.

 

  1. Daiva (God) : Unknown or idiopathic factors come under this category.

 

Rasayana Therapy

Rasayana is an important and an unique concept in Ayurveda.  Rasayana therapy increases ayu (span of life), smriti (memory), medha (Intellect), health, glow, complexion, strengthens body and indriyas (sense organs) and gives healthy glow to the body. The important principle behind rasayana karma is to make man healthy both physically and mentally which is reflected on the face, giving natural beauty to an individual.

The definition of health in Ayurveda stresses the need for the happy state of atma (soul), indriyas (sense organs) and mana (mind) apart from the disease free condition. Basic concepts in Ayurveda look at nurturing the natural inner/outer beauty. We also attain these benefits by adopting the Panchakarma therapies.

Shodhana Therapy is an important unique   remedial therapy adopted to cleanse the system of vitiates doshas. Shodhana therapy aims not only at the rejuvenation of the  cells of the body but also makes the mind calm, gives healthy glow to the body and skin. Shodhana therapies like  vasti, vamana and virechana are being practiced popularly to cleanse the body of its toxins. So Ayurvedic therapies play multiple role of internal and external purification and enhancing mental and physical health.

 

Eleven tips to stay young

  1. Eat up to 3/4 of your capacity. This helps your digestive machinery to work better.
  2. Exercise or take a brisk walk for 30-40 minutes regularly for at least 6days a week.
  3. Drinking plenty of fresh, pure water is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to reverse the aging process.
  4. Sleep for at least six to eight hours restfully in the night without the aid of meditation.
  5. Massage your body with Ayurvedic oil. A slow, calming massage releases natural relaxing chemicals. A brisk, invigorating massage releases natural energizing chemicals.
  6. Drink a glass of vegetable juice every day,. Raw vegetable juice is full of known and unknown anti-oxidants, which in turn help in reducing free radical activity.
  7. Drink green tea, as it has lot of antioxidants.
  8. Avoid sugar and refined flour for the same reason.
  9. Stop smoking. It ages the skin and brings on wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
  10. Eat less oil. Excessive fat intake increases free radical activity, Recycling the used oil is another harmful habit practiced by most home makers. It is a dangerous practice.
  11. Be positive. Stay involved with family and friends. Being loved and a sense of belonging work as shock absorbs and help to boost immunity. Meditate every day for at least 20 minutes.

If you practice these tips regularly,  you will lot at least ten years younger than your age. Don’t  expects  miracles or overnight results. Patience and discipline in following these tips will get you to the ultimate goal.

DR.PRAPANCH

BAMS,MD(AYU) MS(Psychotherapy and Counseling) Grandson of ayurvedic legend Edayadi kunhikannan vaidyar (known as Edayadi Vaidyar) who held the lamp of great wisdom of Ayurvedic Ashtavaidya System.Read More...