Category: Menopause

Natural Treatment for Endometriosis with the Help of Yoga and Ayurvedic Herbs

Endometriosis is an inflammatory, painful and hormonal condition in which the endometrial tissue (which normally lines inside the uterus) starts growing outside the uterus.

Most commonly, the growth is on the outer surface of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and in some cases, it can also spread inside the abdominal cavity.

This endometrial tissue which grows outside the uterus continues to shed blood in sync with the menstrual cycle. This shedding of blood causes much pain, irritation, and inflammation associated with endometriosis.

The outside growth of tissue over time leads to the formation of scar tissue which in turn results in organs like (intestines and urinary bladder) sticking together. This can cause severe pain during menstruation, cramping, chronic pelvic pain, constipation, bloating and pain during sex.

Endometriosis Treatment

Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis

  1. Heavy painful periods and cramping during menstruation.
  2. Pain during sexual intercourse.
  3. Bowel symptoms like constipation, bloating or IBS like symptoms.
  4. The problem in conceiving (Infertility).
  5. Deep sharp pain during urination/ bowel movements.
  6. Fatigue

Ayurvedic Concept of Endometriosis

According to Ayurveda, Endometriosis is a Sannipatika condition involving all the three doshas, but primarily it is considered to be a Kapha problem due to overgrowth of tissues much like a tumor. Due to the involvement of blood and inflammatory conditions related to endometriosis, it is considered as a Pitta problem.

Vata is also involved causing much pain and displacement of endometrial cells from their original location to outside the uterus. It is mainly a condition of Vata pushing Pitta, pushing Kapha out of their natural place.

Therefore, the Sannipatika nature of the disease involves the three doshas. This condition of endometriosis is very well explained in our Ayurvedic  granthas like Charak Sanhita ( Chikitsa Sthan , Chapter 30 , Shloka no. 14,15 )

Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

Endometriosis and Natural Treatment

Unfortunately, most treatments which include long term use of painkillers (NSAIDS and Hormones) normally can provide temporary relief, but also have risks of damaging the gut lining and other complications.

Ayurveda provides a total holistic approach to heal the root cause of endometriosis, including pain reduction, removing of unhealthy tissue, and healing the damage. Ayurveda provides a long term, sustainable approach, which helps in reducing chronic inflammation, balances the hormones, and improves the body’s immune power through diet, herbs, rasayanas and physical therapies like Yoga and meditation.

Plant Based Anti-inflammatory Diet for Endometriosis

  1. Green leafy vegetables like Brussels, sprouts, broccoli.
  2. Nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc. can be taken daily.
  3. Plant based proteins like legumes and whole grains.
  4. Include plenty of fresh fruits.
  5. Fish or poultry.
  6. Flax seeds which are high in fibers, antioxidants  and are helpful in estrogen related conditions.

Foods Which Should be Avoided

  1. Dairy Products.
  2. All kinds of processed food and gluten things.
  3. All Corn.
  4. Sugar
  5. Red meat
  6. Excess of tea and coffee
  7. Saturated and trans fats

Treating Endometriosis With the Help of Yoga

As there is pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis, Yoga Postures helps a lot by reducing the discomfort. Various Yoga Asana allow stretching of abdominal and pelvic regions. The breathing exercises help to calm down the pain, helps to relieve bloating and promote feelings of relaxation.

Yoga poses like Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) and Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose) are advised during the time of pain, bloating and discomfort.

Some other poses include Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand ) is really helpful in women with endometriosis as it helps by balancing the endocrine system.

Herbal Treatment of Endometriosis

Ayurveda Provides Many Herbs Which Are Able to Treat Symptoms Associated with Endometriosis.

These Include

  1. Haridra: Haridra (Curcuma lonhas anti-inflammatory properties. It really helps to get relief in pain and inflammation.
  2. Shallaki: Shallaki also known as boswellia serrata contains boswellic acid, which helps to reduce the inflammation by suppressing the overgrowth of inflamed tissue.
  3. Lodhra:Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)  helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. It helps in treating various bleeding disorders.
  4. Shatavari: Asparagus racemosus helps to reduce symptoms associated with endometriosis by increasing the strength and immunity of patients.
  5. Ashoka: It is also called Saraca indica. The bark of ashoka tree is used to prepare the medicine as it helps to relieve symptoms of endometriosis.
  6. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is an adaptogenic herb , so it helps to improve the symptoms of endometriosis by increasing the immunity of patients.
  7. Arjuna: Arjuna also known as Terminalia Arjuna is the best herb for relaxing mind and heart. It helps to relieve stress and anxiety related to endometriosis.
  8. Udumbu: Its scientific name is Ficus glomerata. This herb helps to treat many symptoms associated with endometriosis.

Treatment of Endometriosis  by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Medicine for Endometriosis

Treatment of Endometriosis

Planet Ayurveda provides Endometriosis Care Pack for Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis. It is a combination of the best herbs which are very effective in Treatment of Endometriosis. We use 100 % pure and natural herbs and these are without any preservative or additive.

This Herbal Pack Contains Following Formulations

1. Female Health Support

This herbal formulation helps to balance vitiated vata dosha in the body as vata dosha is the main cause of gynaecological disorders. The capsules contain standardized extracts of Ashoka(Terminalia arjuns), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus).

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water.

2. Aloe Vitals Capsules

Aloe vitals is very effective as Aloe vera is the main ingredient of these capsules. This capsule has anti inflammatory and cooling properties. It has rejuvenation ability which helps in rejuvenation of the endometrial lining of the uterus.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals only.

3. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna is a combination of herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Ashok (Saraca indica), Udumbar (Ficus glomerata), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It is the best herbal remedy for female health problems. This combination naturally balances disturbed female hormones.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with water.

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is the main ingredient of these capsules. These capsules are enriched with antioxidant properties. It is a potent herb to maintain hormonal imbalance in females. It is the best herb to treat infertility.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water.

6. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is a combination of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin(Curcuma longa). It is an effective remedy to treat inflammation and relieve pain.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

It is a painful condition in which the tissue that lines the endometrium grows outside the uterus. It affects 176 million women worldwide. If it is not diagnosed properly which leads to various complications. Modern medicine has no treatment for this painful disease. They treat this condition by prescribing birth control pills and by hormonal treatments. Hormonal treatment includes the therapy to supress the body’s production of estrogen. There are number of drugs which work by reducing the production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinising hormone (LH). One such drug is Danazol which works similar to Testosterone. It works by reducing FSH and LH levels if taken for 6-9 months but this therapy has various side effects like- pseudomenopause, hot flushes, growth of hair on skin, vaginal dryness, hoarseness of voice, joint pains etc. It generally affects women between the age group of 24-45 years. Endometriosis is one of the main reason of uterus removal (hysterctomy) in women. There is no cure available but if healthy lifestyle is followed alongwith herbal treatment symptoms of disease can be managed.

endometriosis

It should be understood that this disease is different from cancer. Endometrial growths are not malignant, it is just a normal tissue growing outside but unlike the lining of uterus, the growth outside the uterus finds no way of leaving the body which results in internal bleeding, inflammation and scarring. These lesions first appear as clear vesicles, then become red and then progress to black over a period of years. Sometimes endrometric cysts are formed which are known as benign tumors but women may face difficulty in conceiving.

Ayurvedic Approach to Endometriosis

According to Ayurveda, Endometriosis is a result of imbalance of all three doshas in body namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is a Sannipatika condition according to Ayurveda. It is mainly a Kapha problem but due to the involvement of blood and hormones, it becomes Pitta problem also. Vata is responsible for movement in the body. Hence, it is a problem of vitiated Vata too.

According to Ayurveda, it results due to formation of Ama (toxins). As a result of toxin formation in the body, the natural defences are lowered and biological rhythms are disrupted. This disease can be corrected by regulating digestive fire (Jatharagni), ensuring proper elimination and by balancing the mind. Various Ayurvedic medicines like- ChanderprabhaVati, KachanaarGuggul, Pradarantakchurna etc. are very useful.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

  • Pain during ovulation
  • Dyspareunia – Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Back pain which is not associated with menstruation
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Dysmenorrhea – Painful menstruation
  • Infertility as it produces scarring of the ovary and tubes.
  • Heavy or uncontrollable menstrual periods with small or large blood clots
  • Premenstrual spotting

What are the causes of Endometriosis?

  • Surgical transplantation
  • Structural defects in uterus or cervix
  • Heredity
  • Women who consume alcohol are more prone to Endometriosis
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor digestion
  • Physical and mental stress
  • Disruption of natural biological rhythms
  • Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation

Planet Ayurveda’s Natural Supplements

Products of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis are 100% safe and pure with no non-vegetarian constituents.

Dosage

  1. Boswellia Curcumin – 2 capsules of Boswellia Curcumin to be taken twice daily after meals with water.
  2. Female Health Support – 2 capsulesbe taken twice after meals with water.
  3. Aloe vitals – 1 capsuleto be taken 2 times a day after meals with water.
  4. Shatavari Capsules – 2 capsules twice a day after meals with water.
  5. Pradarantak Churna – 1 tsp two times a day with water.

Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin product of Planet Ayurveda contains extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains alkaloid ‘Curcumin’ which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-cancerous properties.

2. Female Health Support

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains:-

  • Ashoka (Saracaindica)
  • Lodhra (Symplocosracemosa)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

It helps in shrinking extra endometrial cells.

Ashoka (Saraca indica) is known to repair endometrium due to its estrogenic properties due to which it repairs the inflammation of uterus. This herb has remarkable effects on female hormones.

Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) – It is helpful in maintaining Pitta(heat) and Kapha(phelgum) in the body. It has been traditionally used as uterine tonic. It contains glycosides which are responsible for medicinal properties of bark.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women. Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body.

3. Aloe vitals

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains pure extract of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). It is rich in natural vitamins, minerals which repairs the endometrium slowly and naturally without causing any side effects. It has many healing properties.

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women.Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body

5. Pradarantak Churna

Pradarantak Churan of Planet Ayurveda contains Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Asoka (Saraca indica), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). This preparation gives a lot of strength to the uterus and helps to heal the endometrial lining.

Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat heavy menstruation. It is astringent thus brings Stambhana (blocking effect), It is Shramahara (relieves tiredness and fatigue), it is Shothahara (anti-inflammatory). It is Pradarahara (relieves heavy menstruation and excessive white discharge). Its decoction is also used for vaginal douche.
Its bark alongwith other ingredients is made into Kashayam and is administered after delivery for care of mother.

Herbal pack of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis is 100% safe and prepared by using best quality of herbs. This pack is prepared by keeping in touch with the principles of Ayurveda. Purity of the Planet Ayurveda’s medicines is confirmed.

These medicines are recommended for at-least 2 months but medicines can be continued for 1 year if there are uterine fibroids, blockage of fallopian tubes, excessive menstrual bleeding. This herbal combination improves the health of a woman by decreasing heat in the body and curbing over growth of endometrial lining.
One must avoid chemical treatments to improve hormonal levels in the body as it leads to various side effects thus hampering the system’s own mechanism to secrete hormones naturally.