Gynecology and Ayurveda

Despite our evidence based medicine and allopathic understanding of  diseases I am open to alternative disciplines of medicine like Ayurveda, acupuncture etc. 

Ayurveda  and its scope in gynaecology :

Ayurveda is a system of healing that been around for the past 5000 years. It is the oldest medical system, widely in India and regarded as the “mother of all healing systems” in the world. All the other medical systems like Chinese medicine, Greek medicine, Egyptian medicina, Western herbalism and so on have been nourished with the concepts from Ayurveda.

The basic premise of Ayurveda is that health is a state of balance between us and the environment. We are part of our environment and thus naturally the universe and our body are made of exactly the same basic elements. Our environment includes our work, family, friends, people, seasons, place of residence, travels, hobbies, sports, diet, sleep, sex and so on. Everything interaction with our environment can influence us positively or negatively. 

Ayurveda explains that there are five basic elements in nature – earth, water, fire, air and space. Though the words are the same, they are not the earth or water we see around us but are representations of qualities like hot, cold, heavy, light, wet, dry and so on. Our body is also composed of these basic elements. All diseases are attributed to the imbalance of the proportion of these elements in the body which can be corrected by removing or adding them from substance similar or opposite found in the environment. The same principle is applied in Gynecology and Obstetrics. A simple example is that if a disease or imbalance is caused due to cold or air, a substance that produces heat or fire can restore the balance and vice versa. 

Women are always considered sacred and are worshiped in the Indian culture. It is described in Ayurveda that the health of the entire civilisation depends heavily on the health of its women. There are detailed descriptions in Ayurveda on how to maintain good health in women. These are based on natural holistic principles and safe. Unnatural and artificial methods to preserve health using inorganic chemical drugs can be detrimental in the long run. 

Many of the chronic, metabolic, hormonal, accumulative, inflammatory and degenerative diseases are not having effective solutions in modern medicine. Some of them are given below. These conditions have their parallel in Ayurveda and effective time tested remedies which are natural and holistic at the same time free from any side effects. There are evidence based studies that are available for these treatments. During recent times a lot of research is being undertaken to validate their time tested effectiveness through modern standards and parameters. Apart from complex herbal formulations, the Ayurvedic approach to healing is holistic and takes into consideration all the aspects of our environment as stated above and finds out the cause of our ill health and eliminates it by balancing our environment, food and life style.  

In this day and age when the booming use of hormonal contraceptives are threatening our very existence by polluting our drinking water and food causing several conditions like tumours, cancers, endometriosis, infertility and so on, it is important to look for an alternative. That could be Ayurveda. There is a very detailed system of antenatal, natal and post natal care of the mother and baby explained in Ayurveda. There is a very effective system of management for infertility as well.  

Some of the Gynecological conditions that can be treated effectively by Ayurveda are:

  1. Menstrual irregularities – Amenorrhea, Oligomenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhea etc
  2. Premenstrual syndrome
  3. Menopausal syndrome 
  4. Premature menopause, Postmenopausal bleeding
  5. Urinary tract infections, fistulae, incontinence
  6. Infertility
  7. PCOS
  8. Fibroids, Myoma, Polyps
  9. Vaginal inflammations, infections and ulcerations
  10. Vulva – Atrophy, dystrophy, cyst
  11. DUB
  12. Cancer Cervix, Uterus, Ovaries
  13. Cervical dysplasia
  14. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  15. Uterine prolapse
  16. Endometriosis
  17. Vaginitis
  18. Prevention of STD
  19. Genital warts
  20. Ayurvedic contraceptives and many more. 

Kindly send me an E mail in case you would like to combine your allopathic treatment with Ayurvedic options.


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