Endometriosis is a common and often painful condition. It has been found to affect approximately 10% of women at some stage during their menstruating years. From when your first period starts through to menopause, endometriosis can occur at any time. Endometriosis can have a major impact on your quality of life with the symptoms interfering with work, relationships, family and overall health.
What is Endometriosis :-
Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial cells (cells that form the lining of the uterus) begin growing elsewhere in the body. The endometrial tissue implants itself onto the surface of the tissue or organ where it has been deposited and begins to grow.
Symptoms and Signs of Endometriosis :-
The severity of endometriosis symptoms can vary from woman to woman. Some women experience debilitating pain and symptoms, while others have no symptoms and are unaware they even have the condition. Some women only discover they have endometriosis when they have trouble getting pregnant.
Symptoms often improve during pregnancy and after menopause.
Symptoms of endometriosis may include:* Period pain (known as dysmenorrhoea) that has often become more severe over time;
Some women experience stress and anxiety as a result of knowing their monthly period will bring pain and discomfort. If you feel like this you should see your doctor to find out the cause of your discomfort.
Causes and Treatment in Allopathy :-
Currently, the causes of endometriosis are still not certain though mentioned some as seen in above picture. Surgery and pain management are currently the only treatments for endometriosis and there is no cure.
Ayurvedic View of Endometriosis :-
Endometriosis is described in Ayurveda under the heading of Vataja Yonivyapadh and udavartha. Endometriosis is described as a Sannipatika condition, which means that it could be linked to imbalances of vitiation of any of the doshas. The patient’s unique dosha profile or prakriti therefore also has a role to play. As per Ayurved endometriosis is mainly due to kapha dosha that increases the buildup of cells like a tumor. It is also due to pitta imbalance like blood involvement, hormones imbalance, menstruation and inflammatory nature of the disease. The painful nature of endometriosis is due to vata imbalance in the body.
Treatment options in Ayurveda for Endometriosis :-
With its holistic approach, Ayurveda seeks to address these underlying causes and cure endometriosis rather than simply treat the symptoms. Detoxification and purification procedures to destroy and remove ama are therefore critical, as is restoring the natural balance of doshas. Panchakarma is an important Ayurvedic therapy that can be used to achieve these goals and it helps normalize hormonal and menstrual functions. The therapy involves five procedures and is best administered in a specialized Ayurvedic clinic with qualified specialists. The therapy also requires dietary and lifestyle interventions to ensure success.
In addition to panchakarm or as part of the procedures, patients are also advised to use Ayurvedic medications for endometriosis, which are made from completely natural ingredients such as herbs, spices, and minerals.
Some of the commonly used herbs in Endometriosis are :-
1. Guggul : A very good uterine tonic and helps in normalizing menstruation flow.
2. Ashoka : Helps to strengthen uterine and endometrium muscles, Helps to balance hormonal levels.
3. Guduchi : Helps to remove uterine toxins and so does it's detoxification
4. Gokhru : Enhances sexual functions and balances hormones
5. Aswagandha : Tones up uterus,gives it strength, balance hormones and removes anxiety.
6. Turmeric : Best anti inflammatory and detox agent. Decreases pain.
7. Shatavari : It helps to normalise hormones and a good uterine tonic.
8. Arjuna : Helps to maintain good blood flow to all uterine muscles
9. Amla : Best uterine tonic, antioxidant and anti inflammatory herb that helps in dosha balance
10.Shilajit : Blances doshas and gives strength to uterine muscles to over come infection and inflammation.
The strength of Ayurvedic treatments is in its ability to remove the root cause of the disease rather than treating the symptoms. It improves body’s natural healing ability and brings back the state of equilibrium. Thus, Ayurvedic Treatment for Endometriosis has promising results for endometriosis where modern techniques remain largely unsuccessful. You can consult Ayurvedic Practitioners at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic to find how Ayurveda can help you in this condition.
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