Pain is a warning mechanism that protects an organism by influencing it to withdraw from harmful stimuli.
Endometriosis in characterized by sustained painful symptoms that are responsible for a decline in the quality of life of sufferers. Endometriosis pain has multiple serious sequelae including depression, fatigue, inability to work, disrupted personal and social relationships and often suicidal thoughts. Conventional treatments include surgical and pharmacological therapy aiming at reducing painful symptoms of endometriosis. Ayurveda can be a ray of hope for everyone in a present world who is looking for means and medicines to minimize endometriosis pain naturally.
Ayurveda can help to understand the actual concept of endometriosis and provide new directions for its management. Concept of pain has been deeply elaborated in ayurvedic classics, the only need is to bring them into light and implementing it to improve the medical care for endometriosis. Number of terms like vedana, shool and ruja are given for pain indicating its characteristic type. Ayurveda explains vata aggravation as the main causative factor for endometriosis pain. Ayurveda theories explain that pain can’t occur without involvement of vata dosha but kapha and pitta doshas are also involved and can be explained by “Avaran principle”.
Many treatment strategies are mentioned in Ayurveda to alleviate pain. Identifying the root cause is essential to relieve pain. Vatnashak herbs are the most important in relieving pain as the vata is responsible of every pain sensation in the body. Ayurvedic principles even differentiate the various types of pain according to doshas involved and accordingly treatment can be planned.
Vata Pain– Pricking pain, piercing pain, electric shock pain, twisting pain, Pain of fluctuating intensity, pain felt more in evening.
Pitta pain– Burning pain, throbbing pain, stabbing pain, increased intensity in midnoon and midnight.
Kapha pain– Dull ache, heaviness, low intensity, pain felt more in morning.
Panchkarma Therapies for Endometriosis Pain:
Snehan – Snehan is considered as a rewarding therapy for treating pain by taming vata, mobilizing toxins and improving blood circulation.
Swedan – Steam Fomentation help in absorption of ayurvedic oils deep into the tissues, stimulates circulation and assist in movement of Ama/ toxins out of the body.
Vasti – For Vata anuloman – One of the best forms of panchkarma treatments performed for channelizing vata.
Uttar vasti – It is specialized vasti treatment done through vaginal route (intra uterine instillation of medicine)
Virechan – Administration of purgative medicines for the cleansing of pitta dosha.
People often consider Ayurveda as a last option, something they opt to ‘try’ when everything else has failed. It is this approach that often denies people the correct and effective treatment for endometriosis and they suffer years before discovering that through ayurvedic medicines, panchakarma treatments and lifestyle changes, endometriosis can be cured.”
For any queries regarding Endometriosis treatment, you can contact SKK Ayurveda Front Desk at 09811441562, 09811440562, 011-45523443 and book your consultation with Dr Rani Gupta.
Dr. Rani Gupta is Medical Director and Ayurvedic Gynecologist at SKK AYURVEDA. She has completed her B.A.M.S. from Lucknow University in 2003. She completed her Post Graduation, M.D in Gynecology (Ayurveda) from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University in 2006. She achieved first rank and received Gold Medal form vice president of India in her M.D.
She is successfully practicing Ayurvedic gynecology and has treated thousands of cases like Fibroids, PCOD/PCOS, Fallopian tubal blockages, Infertility, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Recurrent infections, Bartholin cysts, Ovarian cyst etc. She is doing many panchkarma procedures like Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, Uttar vasti, Yoni pichu, Yoni prakshalana etc. to treat chronic gynecological disorders.