Women can face a number of gynaecological issues at various stages of their life. This includes irregular periods, painful periods, infertility, uterine cysts, impotency and frigidity. According to Ayurveda, most of these issues arise from an unhealthy diet and lifestyle that disturbs the balance of doshas. The symptoms exhibited thus depend on which of the three doshas; vata, pitta or kapha is aggravated and which is lowered.
This in turn means that to treat these gynaecological issues, Ayurvedic doctors attempt to correct the balance of doshas through lifestyle changes and herbal remedies.
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):
The polycystic ovarian disease is a gynaecological disorder whose prevalence seems to have increased considerably among Indian women in last few years. Many young girls and middle-aged Indian women are suffering from this syndrome which is a marked by appearance of multiple cysts on ovaries and disturbances in monthly menstrual cycles.
Fibroids: Fibroids are the small growths of the uterus. It may have various sizes from a small pea to cricket ball even. Fibroids can be single or multiple & they also may have various anatomical positions in the uterus.Surprisingly in some women fibroids may not show any symptom & they get diagnosed accidentally during investigations. Ayurvedic Medicines for fibroids show very quick result on associated symptoms like heavy bleeding, painful periods etc. Treatment span required may vary depending on size & number of fibroids. No doubt close monitoring of size of fibroid with ultrasonography during treatment is neccesary. Apart from this it is very important to find out the mistake in the lifestyle & diet pattern of the patient to avoid recurrence. Certain yoga poses are very effective to cure fibroids early. Ayurveda has great potential to deal with Fibroid Uterus. Rather than going for hormonal treatment or waiting till the time when fibroids will grow to the size where surgery is unavoidable, women should choose natural option like Ayurveda.
Leukorrhoea: Excessive discharge of a white, sticky, foul-smelling material from the vagina is called Leucorrhoea. This common problem may occur due to unhygienic conditions, infection of the genital tract, or impaired immune function. In Ayurveda, Leucorrhoea is known as Shveta Pradar, where Shveta means ‘white’, and Pradar means ‘discharge’. Leucorrhoea treatment in Ayurveda is more effective because it evaluates all aspects during diagnosis, and also uses Artificial intelligence to arrive at a precise diagnosis of the root cause. This enables our doctors to provide personalized medicines that are effective. Excessive intake of heavy, oily, cold, sweet, and dense foods, consumption of too much milk, butter, yoghurt, and cheese, overindulgence in sexual activity, repeated abortions or miscarriages, following improper diet and lifestyle during menstrual cycles, improper vaginal hygiene can cause leucorrhoea. The causative factors (especially food) mentioned above can result in aggravation of Kapha Dosha. This increased Kapha, along with other factors, can impair the Rasa Dhatu (nutrient plasma) present in the vaginal tract, ultimately leading to the painless discharge of white coloured fluid from the vagina.
Gynecological Diseases & Pregnancy Care - Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda Therapies:
Ayurveda medicines like Saptasaram kashayam, Asokarishtam, Sukumaram ghritham etc are Grandma’s medication of Kerala, for irregular menstruation.
Pregnancy care: Pre-Natal, Peri-Natal & Post-Natal Care
Pre Natal Care: Ayurveda places an enormous emphasis on the importance of caring for the mother before, during and after pregnancy. Yoga and Ayurveda being the ancient scientific medicinal systems of the world , have a significant contribution in the field of human reproduction. Aim of prenatal care by Ayurveda aims to achieve proper growth of the fetus, uncomplicated pregnancy, normal healthy delivery of fetus and wellbeing of both mother and child. Ayurveda prescribes a particular daily practice for the pregnant woman. Along with the prescription for diet, Yoga and routine body care, instructions are also given for reading material, subjects of discussion and music to be listened to etc. Thoughts and feelings of the parents affect the baby. According to Indian philosophies, even before the thought is expressed, it remains in an unexpressed form in the deeper levels of consciousness. From this moment onwards thoughts of the mother can reach the fetus.
Post Natal Care: After delivery, the mother and baby should get proper massages with medicated oils, herbal drinks, medicines for proper lactation and get back the physical fitness she had and then, most importantly, stay fit. This phase is called the Sutika period – a term derived from the word prasuta or the mother after delivery. There are different opinions about the duration of this period, which ranges from six weeks to six months and some believe that it lasts until the restoration of the menstrual cycle. A special diet plan for the prasuta is recommended for this period to make good the loss of the reproductive fluids, dhatus and blood during the pregnancy and delivery. The prasuta should consume light yet nourishing food during the sutika kaal. Proper adherence to this regimen results in faster recuperation and restoration of the health of the mother. Adequate care and precautions along with the prescribed regimen ensures that the mother regains her physical charm and maintains a beautiful figure and retains health akin to that of her pre pregnancy days.