Endometriosis Treatment in Ayurveda
Abnormal growth of active endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Sites of endometriosis can be ovaries, fallopian tubes, rectum, bladder, pelvic cavity, kidneys, intestines etc. When the endometrial tissue invades into the muscular wall of uterus, it is called Adenomyosis. An estimated prevalence of endometriosis among women of reproductive age is high as 10%. This condition has a prevalence rate of 20-50% in infertile women, but it can be as high as 71-87% in women with chronic pelvic pain. It usually affect women in reproductive years and therefore a very common cause of infertility. Although endometriosis is not considered as a life threatening disease, it most certainly is a life altering disease that requires timely diagnosis and treatment.
Dysmenorrhoea - Painful periods
Deep seated pelvic pain
Dyspareunia - Painful sexual intercourse
Dyschezia - Painful motions
Dysuria- Painful urination
Disturbed menstruation- Excessive and irregular bleeding
Ayurvedic View On Endometriosis
According to Ayurveda, endometriosis is due to disturbed or altered Vata dosha. Mainly “ Apana vayu vikara”. Apana vata is a subtype of Vata dosha which is responsible for the downward elimination of urine, faces, flatus, child birth and menstrual blood.
Apana vata imbalance causes retrograde menstruation and leads to the accumulation or movement of endometrial tissue to settle in the extra uterine surfaces like fallopian tubes and pelvic cavity. Often associated with severe pain and scanty menstruation are due to aggravated vata, excessive bleeding and burning sensation due to associated pitta dosha and heaviness, lethargy and slimy mucus bleeding with clots is due to associated aggravated Kapha dosha.
Causes of Endometriosis
It is a vata predominant condition especially a subtype of vata called Apana vata is vitiated. Both physical and mental factors are responsible for the Vata aggravation. The factors such as delayed conceptions ( delayed marriage), consuming too much
cold, dry, rough, pungent, astringent and bitter substances, excess consumption of raw foods, excessive travelling, substance abuse, excess physical activity, travelling and suppression of 13 different Vegas (Involuntary functions such as hunger, thirst,
tears, urination, defaecation,sneezing, farting etc. are factors causing aggravation of Vata in the body. Most of us tend to suppress these ‘vegas’(urges) in our day to day life situations.Because of these ‘vega dharan’( suppression of urges), the flow of Apanavata gets disturbed which also controls the proper menstrual flow Taking Oral contraceptive pills for longer durations is also one of the cause for endometriosis. However, it is very important to avoid the mental stress and excessive physical activity during the time of menstruation.
Identifying & treating the root cause
Vataj Yoni Vyapad
Treatment for vataj yoni vyapad (appropiate medication selection)
Correction of digestion and metabolism with medication
Treatment for 'granthi' or chocolate cysts.
Treatment to avoid remissions
channelizing vata with Panchkarma like Vasti chikitsa , uttar vasti
Treatment for inflammations
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