Role Of Yogic And Naturopathic Processes In Female Health With Special Respect To Menarchial Dysmenorrhoea

Author

Raj Mann1 , Shubha N2 , Arpan Bhatt3, 1 CYNT Student, MPIYNER, G.A.U, 2 BAMS, PGDYN Student, 3 Reader & Head, Dept of Swasthavrutta Yoga Nisargopachara, Director (E &R), MPIYNER, Guj. Ayu. Uni., Chairman, DVCK & SSK,Shri Gulabkunvarva Ayurveda College, G.A.U. Jamnagar

Proceeding

1st International Conference & Exhibition on Women's Health & Asian Traditional (WHAT) Medicine

Date

23/8/2005

Keyword

Janani (procreating and care of new offspring), Rajodarshana Kalina (menarchial) Artava Dushti (dysmenorrhoea / menstrual problem)

Abstract

Women have been placed on extreme worshipping place due to her capacity on “Janani” (procreating and care of new offspring). These instincts arise from the female hormones. At the age of adolescence, the phase of menarche starts which heralds the reproductive phase of her life. Due to the initial hormone imbalance and psychosomatic adjustments, a young girl may complain of spasmodic pain in lower abdomen radiating to the back and medial aspect of the thigh associated with nausea, vomiting or stool frequency along with fatigue, pimples, mood swings, tension, anxiety leading to headache and other such hazards, incapacitating her to do the routine activities. A global survey shows that nearly 60 % of young girls suffer from this problem out of which almost 20 % are incapacitated for 1 -2 days each month. This demarks a huge world wide loss of women’s productive hours. Despite good advance in medical system world wide there is still no definite remedy for this problem as probably it has not been solely focused upon and projected well. As this is universal problem related with the age of menarche, it must be focused upon with special attention and as such it has been named here as Rajodarshana Kalina (menarchial) Artava Dushti (dysmenorrhoea / menstrual problem) ie Menarchial dysmenorrhoea. The conventional therapeutics advice, oral contraceptives and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as estrogen, progesterone etc which may put into stake the further capacity of “Janani” in future, if an unjudicious utilization of such drugs is continued. The fast life of today has many tension of its own, even on a woman and adding of such drugs to the body may add an extra pound to those tensions. Many obstetrics and gynaecological disorders may be the result of such unthoughtful use. The provision of menstrual cycle in women is a natural cleansing phenomenon. If this phenomenon stays within the norms of health and well being it would keep a woman healthy and bestow her with a boon of better progeny. In the case where the se cycles are disturbed, if artificial interventions in the form of drugs or any other such means are used they may adversely affect. The future progenerating capacities and as such, in this particular age, such conditions seek less pharmacological interventions as much as possible. Yoga and Nature cure which happen to be natural constructive methods of treatment aiming at removing the basic cause of the disease, may be very useful in such disorders. In a study carried out for 21 days at Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar in Maharshi Patanjali Institute for Yoga Naturopathy Education and Research on 18 patients of menarchial dysmenorrhoea (Rajodarshana Kalina Artava Dushti) divided in 3 groups. The effect of selected Yogic and Naturopathic processes was found to be very promising. In Naturopathic group painful menstruation (P < 0.001), interval between two cycles, mood swings, indigestion, sleep disturbances, headache (all P <0.05); in Yogic group painful menstruation and mood swings (P < 0.001) etc had statistically significant relief where as in control group there was no statistically significant result but patients reported of certain relief. The full paper deals in detail about the work carried out there in.