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Menopause Ayurvedic Natural Treatment & Remedies

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Menopause Natural Herbal Ayurvedic Treatments In Melbourne Australia

Ayurveda's Wisdom for Menopause: Natural Treatment Strategies

 

 

Menopause is a condition that every woman has to experience after a certain age. It is a common biological phenomenon, which signifies the period usually after she has stopped menstruating. In simple words, this means that her reproductive system has stopped functioning.
 

 

To be more specific, it is the period when the ovaries stop producing the reproductive hormone named estrogen. And this is a common phenomenon that is seen in every woman normally when she reaches her mid 40s to 50s. However, this can take place prematurely due to various reasons and may also delay due to many reasons.
 

Causes of Menopause Hot Flashes 
 

The normal menstruation cycle is a very scientific one. Every woman has a certain number of eggs that she contains in her ovaries from the time of her birth. The ovaries also release or secrete two important reproductive hormones and those are progesterone and estrogen. Along with these two hormones, the eggs are released from the ovaries through the menstrual cycle every month.
 

During menopause ovaries stop secreting eggs and releasing sufficient hormones, so the menstruation cycle stops. Due to this hormonal decline and reduced ovarian functions, women experience some physical and mental symptoms. These symptoms are known as postmenopausal symptoms.
 

There are three basic stages of natural menopause. All women have to undergo under normal biological circumstances. These stages cannot be manipulated at any condition.

 

  1. Perimenopause: This occurs before the one to two years of menopause. During this time, a woman encounters some symptoms of menopause and proceeds towards menopause as the estrogen levels drop radically and the eggs come to an end.
  2. Menopause: This is the time when the woman experiences an absence of menstrual cycle for a period more than a year. The ovaries stop releasing eggs and estrogen.
  3. Postmenopause: In this stage, a woman experiences a reduced level of menopausal symptoms. But the risk of health increases as estrogen secretion stops.

 

Symptoms of Menopause
 

Menopause comes along with quite some symptoms that clearly pronounce the coming of it. The most common one is hot flashes. This is a feeling of warmth on the upper part of the body differs from woman to woman. Whereas most women have a mild sensation of body heat along with sweat and blushes, some other experience severe warmth and hot flashes in the body. However many other symptoms will clearly indicate that menopause is approaching. They are:

 

  1. Irregular periods
  2. Mood swings
  3. Vaginal dryness
  4. Night sweat
  5. Fatigue
  6. Sleep problem
  7. Depression and irritation
  8. Headache
  9. Weight gain
  10. Bladder control problem
  11. Loss of breast fullness
  12. Change in sexual urge
  13. Thinning of hair
  14. Increased heart rate

 

Risk Factors and Complications of Menopause

 

Although it is a natural phenomenon, the utility of menstrual cycle and the adverse effect of menopause, are distinctly noticed in some or the other way in almost every woman. The main reason behind these adverse effects is the absence or loss of the useful hormone called estrogen that obstacle many diseases in the woman body. The risk and health complications that a woman experiences post this, are huge.

  1. Osteoporosis: This is the most common risk that a woman has to endear post menopause and that is the breakage and weakness of bones.
  2. Vaginal looseness: Most women face the vaginal looseness leading to urinary incontinence. In simple words, they face urinary leakage during laughing, coughing, sneezing and jogging. The muscle around the vaginal area looses.
  3. Diabetes: Many women face an increased blood sugar level as the estrogen and progesterone levels are decreased. An increased testosterone level affects the regulation of blood sugar leading to diabetes.
  4. Heart disease: Due to the loss of estrogen, the metabolism reduces and the woman tends to become fat. This leads to fat deposition in the blood vessels and results in high blood pressure, cardio vascular diseases, stroke and many more.

 

 

Menopause Treatment Natural Remedies in Ayurveda
 

Ayurveda considers menopause as a natural phenomenon that is mandatory to take place. However, it tells all the women that menopause should not be considered as the end of youth or sexual urges, rather be enjoyed as the end to the youthful restrictions and welcome the greater freedom that the next life is awaiting. A proper Ayurvedic knowledge and understanding leads to the possibility to age gracefully.
 

 

Menopause Natural Treatments 
 

Ayurveda defines menopause as a manifestation of the ‘doshas’ or imbalances of the hormones in the body that are taking place for a very long time and are being implemented in the form of the stop in menstrual cycle.
 

Ayurveda considers this as a signal that the body needs to take care of the health more from now onwards. There are many useful herbs and ayurvedic medicines, which help to ease in menopause and decrease menopausal symptoms.
 

 

Menopause Herbal Treatment
 

Some Ayurvedic herbs work extremely well on the post-menopausal health risks and complications. Before using these herbs, you should consult ayurvedic doctor for a complete ayurvedic health evaluation and right choices of herbs. You can also contact Dr. Gurnam Saini or Dr Pooja Saini at Pure herbal ayurved clinic, Melbourne, Australia for ayurvedic treatment. The following herbs help in menopausal symptoms.
 

Ashoka tree's bark
 

The Vata type symptoms like anxiety, nervousness, panic, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of skin tone etc. can be reduced with the intake of Ashoka tree’s bark regularly in a little amount in empty stomach. It has medicinal values that can take care of these symptoms and calm the body.
 

Asparagus (Shatavari)
 

Asparagus is yet another herb that is used in the treatment of symptoms of menopause. Shatavari gives strength to the uterus and vaginal muscles. It prevents dryness and pain during intercourse.
 

Brahmi
 

Brahmi and its uses are very extensive in Ayurveda, not only for menopause, but also for many other diseases. It reduces the symptoms like constipation, variable hot flashes, bloating and joints aches and pains, palpitations.
 

Licorice
 

The usage of Licorice is very useful for menopausal symptoms. It reduces various health risks that are caused by menopause. It helps in reduction of mood swings, hot flashes and fatigue.
 

Amla (Indian gooseberry)
 

Indian gooseberry helps in reducing symptoms during menopause. It reduces hot flashes, tiredness, Mood swings, Night sweat, vaginal dryness, Sleep problem and mental irritation. It also provides nourishment to all parts of the body because it contains good amount of nutrients and vitamin C. It delays ageing and enhances the health of the skin.
 

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
 

Valerian is one of highly beneficial herbs used during menopause. It helps when the menopause is yet to approach. It will reduce the complications like hot temper, irritability, anger, hot flashes, feeling hot, heavy periods, night sweats, urinary tract infections, excessive bleeding, skin rashes and acne.
 

Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum)
 

Although this is used extremely commonly in regular Hindu food habit, but its utility is not widely known. The medicinal values of this herb reduce the health risks post menopause to a great extent.
 

Every patient has uniqueness in the body, so need to identify body humors and individual needs. If you are seeking ayurvedic treatment, you can meet Dr. Gurnam Saini, Pure herbal ayurved clinic, melbourne.
 

Ayurvedic Natural therapies for Menopause
 

Ayurvedic body massages
 

Ayurvedic body massage has very relaxing and soothing effects on the body. Women in menopause suffer from tiredness, mental agitation, muscle pain and stress. All these symptoms can be relieved with a regular use of ayurvedic body massage.
 

Shirodhara
 

Shirodhara is a wonderful ayurvedic treatment that works easing menopausal symptoms. It reduces stress, depression, mental irritation, fatigue, Mood swings, Night sweat, sleep problem and headache.
 

Ayurvedic medicines for Menopause

  1. Asokarishtam
  2. Draksharishtam
  3. Parpatadyarishtam
  4. Saraswatharishtam
  5. Anu thailam
  6. Sukumaram Kashayam
  7. Chandraprabha vatika
  8. Brahmi gritham
  9. Kalyanaka Gritham
  10. Sathavaryadi gritham
  11. Saraswatha gritham
  12. Chyavana prasam
  13. Sathavari Gulam
  14. Sowbhagya sundi

 

Natural Remedies for Menopause with Yoga 
 

Ayurveda also gives importance to yoga and exercise. It says that only a person who is in a regular habit of yoga can delay aging and stay healthy. In treating with every disease and its extent, there is no better and wholesome treatment process than yoga. It can also take care of the irregular menstrual cycle and the health risks and complications in post menopause. The breathing practice, resting and sleeping positions are very beautifully cured through yoga. Some yoga poses help in menopause are Kapalbhati, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Tada-asana, Hast- Padana, Warrior pose, Angle (Kona-asana)-1, Triangle (Trikonasana), Tree Pose(Vrikshasana), Padmasana, Yogmudra, Butterfly (badhakonasana), Shavasana, Pawanmuktasana, Lying down Spinal twist, Cobra pose and Child Pose.
 

Lifestyle Changes for Menopause
 

Menopause leads to various health risks. It is always necessary that one should have a control on her lifestyle to stay healthy and reduce this risk.

  1. Getting rid of smoking habit
  2. Withdrawal from alcohol
  3. Healthy diet with more vegetables and less non vegetarian foods
  4. Regular exercise and yoga
  5. All these can help to have a healthy and risk free life post menopause.

 

Ayurveda is the science of life that can help to relieve disturbing symptoms of menopause. It helps easing in menopause and reduces symptoms. You can book an appointment with Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini for ayurvedic treatment of menopausal symptoms.

 

If you wish to enquire more information on Menopause Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.

 

To read another article on menopause and its ayurveda treatment click HERE

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.

 

 

 

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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

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