The female reproductive system is a strong but slightly complicated system that needs regular nutrition and maintenance. Even small problems like stress, anxiety or a disturbed routine can affect it negatively and result in serious problems. In the modern world, almost all females are trying to create a natural balance between their professional and personal life. It is not an easy thing and may lead to stress, anxiety, and emotional complications. The Constant exposure to such stressful demanding schedule can easily imbalance normal body processes, hormones, and other regular activities. PCOS, PCOD, endometriosis, and irregular periods are some of the common examples of how a hectic work-life schedule, pollution, adulterated food, and junk food consumption can lead to. In this write-up, we will discuss the ins and outs of endometriosis and how endometriosis treatment in ayurveda can take care of it.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a serious medical condition that involves the overgrowth of endometrial tissues over the uterus. It leads to high pressure on the uterus that result in several health complications like severe pain in the pelvic region, heavy bleeding, irregular periods, etc. Normally, the endometrial tissues grow inside the uterus but when a woman suffers from endometriosis the endometrial tissues start growing outside the uterus. These tissues shed like normal tissues every month during menstruation but due to extra growth and pressure, they lead to additional bleeding, more pain, and discomfort.
Primary Signs And Symptoms of Endometriosis
- Heavy bleeding every month
- Intense pain in the pelvic region
- Pain during urination
- Deep pain during intercourse
- Deep pain during defecation
- Radiating deep-seated pain in the pelvic region all along the month
- Passing blood clots during periods
- Mood swings
- Depression, stress, and anxiety
- Frequent and early periods
- Blood clots, droppings, and bleeding in-between periods
- Slimy mucous based blood clots
Understanding The Primary Reasons behind Endometriosis
Modern science is yet to pinpoint the exact reason and phenomenon that leads to endometriosis. However, Ayurveda has its own theories. The common reasons stated under it include:
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Prolonged labour
- Unhealthy sleeping habits
- Lack of physical exercise
- Overconsumption of bitter, astringent, cold, dry, trans-fat-rich, and unhealthy food items.
- Chronic and frequent constipation
How does Ayurveda Approaches And Treats This Disease?
Endometriosis treatment in ayurveda focuses on the rectification of disturbed doshas and aggravated energies in the body. Ayurvedic texts state that all pelvic movements and processes under the waist are controlled by vata dosha. Apan Vaayu – a sub-type of vata dosha takes care of reproductive cycles and processes in our body. It is responsible for defecation, urination, blood expulsion during periods, the expulsion of the fetus during childbirth, and flatulence. It naturally moves downwards.
When normal eating habits, sleeping routines, and normal activity levels are disturbed beyond the natural stamina of the body it leads to vitiation of Apana Vaayu. Instead of going downwards it starts moving upwards and leads to problems like PCOS, PCOD, endometriosis, etc. It moves the period’s blood and tissues upwards in the pelvic cavity which causes excess growth of menstrual tissues. That’s how endometriosis develops in a woman’s body.
Ayurvedic medication, therapies, panchakarma activities, diet, and lifestyle modifications are used to treat endometriosis. It is known for its non-invasive, completely natural approach to the treatment of endometriosis. Unlike allopathy, it uses herbal medicine and natural therapies to treat the root cause of the disease. Alongside, it rectifies the lifestyle and diet to prevent the recurrence of the disease. Rare herbs like Sonal Mukhi, haritaki, and a few others are used to reverse the Apana Vaayu to its natural course and treat menstrual disorders. Along with, some basic medication is provided to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and bleeding. Domestic kitchen edibles like turmeric, cinnamon, aloe vera, and other similar herbs are considered highly useful in controlling the adverse effects and pain caused by endometriosis.
Apart from this, Ayurveda focuses on breaking a sedimentary lifestyle and incorporating some regular activities like yoga and pranayama into their routine. Simple exercises like child’s pose, cobra pose, forced exhalation, alternate breathing, and similar other exercises can play a key role in treating various health conditions and preventing the recurrence of several health problems. It can make a huge difference to your reproductive health as well.