Ayurvedic Management of Dysmenorrhoea


Dysmenorrhoea refers to menstrual cramps. They are typically throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen, back, and legs. These pains are usually apparent just before and during the menstrual periods in most women who suffer from dysmenorrhoea. The intensity and severity of the condition may range from annoying or discomfort to more severe so that it interferes with everyday activities for a few days every month. While it may be seen in most women without any underlying pathology, there may be identifiable problems underneath which includes endometriosis or uterine fibroids. Treating any underlying cause would help in reducing the pain. Dysmenorrhoea tends to lessen with age and after childbirth.

In Ayurvedic classics, menstrual pain which is so severe that you cannot perform daily activities is termed dysmenorrhoea(Kashtartava). According to Ayurvedic text, there are many other diseases in which Kashtartava is described as a symptom. According to Ayurveda, aggravation of Vata and pitta dosha are the main causes of menstrual diseases.

Clasification of Dysmenorrhoea

  • Primary dysmenorrhoea – This type usually begins within six months of having the first period. There is usually no underlying disease or condition leading to this type of dysmenorrhoea. It lasts less than 72 hours, beginning at the start of the period, and is usually caused due to uterine cramping caused by the action of internal chemicals called prostaglandins during this phase of the menstrual cycle.
  • Secondary dysmenorrhoea – This type of dysmenorrhoea is usually caused by women who have had painless periods before. This may be caused by diseases such as fibroids, endometriosis, infections, or sexually transmitted diseases. There may be additional features including discharge from the vagina or pain during sexual intercourse.

Line Of Management in Ayurveda

Most gynecological disorders predominantly result from problems with the Vata Dosha. The management of dysmenorrhea involves the balance of Vata Dosha with the combination of therapies, herbs, and exercise and diet regimens.

In  SAyursathya Ayurveda uses the personalized approach to rule out the cause of painful menstruation. After considering a detailed medical history, the treatment protocol is tailored for your needs. Panchakarma therapies are beneficial for the management of acute and chronic menstrual pain and underlying pathologies. Some of the common Panchakarma procedures include:

  • Abhyanga – Warm oil massage with Vata balancing herbs. Ayurvedic massage facilitates the free movement of Vata in the right direction, relieves the obstruction in the passage, and enhances the proper menstrual flow.
  • Vasti (medicated enema) – A series of medicated oil enemas and decoction enemas administered after the Ayurvedic massage and steam therapy.
  • Uttar Basti – A procedure of therapeutic herbs administered inside the uterus. This helps to remove the blockages of channels and provides more nutrition to the uterus.
  • Virechana (therapeutic purgation)

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