Ayurvedic Explanation of Menopause
In Ayurveda, menopause is linked to aging, which is the dominant stage of Vata. Menopause is a highlight of the three doshas of the woman's body. The rules themselves are pitta, while the woman can gain weight during this period, indicating an imbalance of Kapha. This condition can affect his mood and his sleep, and there is an increase in dosha vata.
The symptoms of menopause occur due to pollution of one or more doshas, mainly the Vata dosha. The symptoms are experienced by 75-85% of women. A diet containing spicy food, alcohol, too much caffeine and a stressful lifestyle, can aggravate the imbalance.
An unhealthy lifestyle, or all doshas are polluted, leads to Ama (production of metabolic toxin), which causes obstruction in menstrual channels, and thus affects the proper functioning of the major hormones. So these symptoms are actually the body's response to the individual, to remind him to slow down this unhealthy lifestyle.
Menopause: Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of Vata type menopause tend to include nervousness, anxiety, panic, mood swings, vaginal dryness, irregular periods of menstruation, insomnia, constipation, palpitations, bloating and Of joint pain.
Women with Pitta-like symptoms are often prone to anger, irritability, hot flushes, night sweats, excessive menstrual bleeding, urinary tract infections, excessive hair loss, rashes and acne.
Women with Kapha- like symptoms, are prone to apathy, weight gain, edema, body heaviness sensations, slowness, lethargy, water retention, infections, Energy, depression, lack of motivation, and slow digestion.
Ayurvedic management of menopausal symptoms
Ayurveda advocates a holistic treatment of menopausal syndrome using various herbs. Herbs help manage the symptoms of menopause, ensuring safety against the associated risks that occur with synthetic hormones. Some herbs possess certain phyto-estrogens. The estrogen or phyto-estrogen connects with the body's estrogen receptors, and allows the hormones to function properly, and thus facilitate the transition to menopause.
Some commonly used herbs are:
Anethum Sova (Mishreya) acts as an emmenagogue that confers active ingredients, and increase the blood supply to the pelvic area and the uterus.
Saraca Indica (Ashoka) is the best uterine tonic that strengthens the uterine muscles and reduces vaginal discharge and pain.
Trigonella foenum graecum (Methika) contains estrogen saponins, which help improve uterine functions, reduce excess fat and LDL cholesterol levels and triglycerides, safely and naturally.
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is a phyto-estrogen that helps for hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, etc. and improves libido.
Hemidesmus Indicus (Sariva) is a blood purifier and corrects the Rasa and Rakta dhatu, and is therefore also effective against hot flushes.
Emblica Officianalis (Amalaki) is an anti-oxidant, regenerative and has anti-aging properties, thus promoting the health of all organs, including the uterus. It is a good cardiac tonic, tonic for hair and a complexion activator.
These herbs treat almost all changes in menopause without side effects and have a parallel effect as a replacement therapy for synthetic hormones.