At Jeeva Health Melbourne, we believe the concept of prevention in early stages is better than waiting till the symptoms worsen and difficult to control.

In normal menstruation, the endometrial tissue (the inner layer of the uterus) is going to shed once in 28 to 30 day as a cyclic manner. Whereas, in Endometriosis the endometrial tissue will also found in other than the uterus, such as fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterine ligaments, urinary bladder, pelvis and rarely on intestinal lining.

All the extra uterine endometrial tissue will also respond to regular hormonal changes and try to shed cyclically, similarly like the regular endometrial tissue in the uterus. Often leads to the formation of cysts, adhesions, inflammation and scar tissue.

Rarely or in some critical cases, it may even blocks the fallopian tubes and cause the infertility and severe inflammatory symptoms, such as pain, intermittent bleeding, spotting etc.

What is Ayurvedic Medicine View?

According to Ayurveda, this condition 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 menstruation blood.

Ayurvedic Pathophysilogy

Apana vata Obstruction 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, bleeding and burning sensation due to associated pitta dosha and heaviness, lethargy and slimy mucus bleeding is due to associated aggravated Kapha dosha.

Ayurvedic Aetiology

Both physical and mental factors are responsible for the Vata aggravation, mental stress is one among the major responsible factors for the Apana Vata Vikara.

The factors such as consuming too much cold, dry, rough, uncotus, 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, tears, urination, sneezing, farting etc. are factors causing aggravation of Vata in the body.

However, it is very important to avoid the mental stress and over physical activity during the time of menstruation. Mental stress, over work, emotional stress, fear, grief and anger are the prime reasons for the stimulation Apana vata.

Ayurvedic Treatment

The first line of treatment is (Nidana Parimarjanam), removal of the root cause. In the treatment of Endometriosis the root causes are Vata aggravating factors, one should identify the factors that are causing Vata aggravation and eliminate them accordingly. If not, at least able to manage them effectively to be able to free from all the symptoms.

Secondly, reduce the stress levels by doing medication and gentle yoga. Techniques like Tai Chi, QiGong and other techniques of meditation are highly beneficial in managing stress levels.  The best way of reducing the mental stress or physical stress is by taking REST.

Finally, proper elimination procedures such as Pancha karma procedures include Vrechana Karma and vasti Karma need to undertaken to evacuate AMA and dosha aggravation.

Virechana karma means medicated purgation for the elimination of AMA and pitta accumulated in the middle part of the body.

Vasti means medicated enema to pacify the Vata in the lower part of the body.

All the above procedures are strictly accompanied by individualised diet and lifestyle recommendations. Each procedure starts with internal Oleation and external Oleation to move the toxins from the distal branches to core part of the body for the proper elimination.

Appropriate rejuvenation follows the main procedure according to the condition and constitution of an individual will be selected by the qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Which will ensure the balanced digestive fire, with balanced vata to move in the downwards direction.

As already mentioned earlier it is better to avoid the physical activity during the menstruation, taking regular Ayurvedic Abhyangam (Ayurvedic Massage) with suitable oils, regularity in the day to day regimen and taking Specific Ayurvedic formulations to reduce the pain, inflammation, reduce the scar tissue formation and ensure proper menstruation

If you have any doubts about your health or for complete health assessment please contact Dr Kumar on 03 99399474 / 0402282745 or info@jeevahealth.com.au.