Women are more vulnerable to a wider range of health problems due to changes in their bodies from the 1st periods of their life to their old age. Ayurveda says that the health and lifestyle of a woman, particularly during a fertile time, would affect her child.
Female hormones are almost essential factors as they play a significant role in different emotional and physiological changes. Maintaining a balanced diet and exercise for women is of utmost importance to her welfare and also to her progeny.
In Ayurveda, the deficiency of Vata dosha is the primary cause of multiple health problems in women.
Wrong habits: To avoid Vata Dosha imbalance/ deficiency:
- Excessive aerobic workouts, such as exercises for long hours, incorrect yoga postures, high heel trainers,
- Postponing sleep period for a mobile commitment
- Traveling regularly for several hours
- Skipping meals, consuming a very limited volume of calories for weight loss,
- Habitual repression of normal desires, such as appetite, thirst, urination, defecation, will continue to induce Vata Dosha imbalance. It triggers multiple symptoms, like body pain, fatigue, bloating, headache, period cramps, back pain, nausea, etc.
Psychological causes – anxiety, depression, paranoia, stress, phobia, emotional instability, etc. – contribute to physical and mental wellbeing.
- For eg, you may have missed your periods, or you may have had scanty bleeding during tests or work stress. Fear induces a lack of calories, sleepless nights, etc., which can have a long-term effect on physical wellbeing, mainly due to Vata dosha imbalance.
Wrong eating habits: To avoid:
- dried fish, solid, extremely spicy pickles, chilled water and food products, Alcohol, fast food, constant intake of hotel food, packaged, ready-to-eat food junks, etc.
- Excessive salty, acidic, fast food, frozen food, uncooked, rotten, contaminated, leftover food the night before, repeatedly warm food, skipping food, uncooked food.
- Preserved and re-cooked food
Suitable food during pregnancy – Food must be readily digestible, freshly cooked wholesome, and tasty just like a pregnant woman needs to get.
custard apple, walnuts, almonds diet may include ghee, turmeric or saffron milk, leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, pineapple, pomegranate, avocado, fennel, cumin, coconut water, etc.
Stop papaya, fresh pineapple, castor oil, fresh meat, caffeine whiskey, extra asafoetida, uncooked, rotten, processed fast food, and leftover food.
Stop carrying heavy emotions, traveling, ascending stairs or slopes, standing up, keeping close to high noise locations, etc.
General treatments to boost women’s health and quality of life
Oil massage (Abyanga) – Regular body oil massage before hot bath balances Vata dosha – promotes skin wellbeing – moisturizes skin, prevents dryness, improves complexion, etc. – Lubricates joints, relaxes muscles, and eliminates body pains and joint pain.
Maintaining regular Vata dosha (Vatanulomana) movements – Consuming warm water preserves normal vata movements and increases digestion, and maintains appetite.
Drinking water soaked overnight with raisins in, early morning on an empty stomach allows vata movement in a normal direction.
Regular exercising (Vyayama) – Regulates body weight – Decreases fat in the body – Helps relieve bone and muscle health – Relieves stress, depression, fear, anxiety.
Yoga provides many excellent methods for balancing the doshas as well as managing specific conditions in women’s health. In fact, meditation, pranayama, chanting, and asana are vital aspects of every “good woman” regime
Meditation – This plays a significant role in all phases of women’s lives.
– Helps to alleviate stress, depression, etc.
– Helps to alleviate stress, depression, etc.
– Ensures a balance between physical and emotional dosha – maintains natural digestive strength. According to Ayurveda,
According to Ayurveda, any disease is associated with altered digestive strength.
Medicines for Women’s Wellbeing
Some of the Medicines used exclusively for women’s wellbeing
Shatavari Gulam—Mainly used in nearly all gynecological problems, PCOD, menstrual pain, prolonged menstrual cycles, extreme menstrual bleeding, urinary tract infections, etc.
Chandraprabha Vati – It is commonly used in urinary tract infections, gynecological disorders, relieves indigestion, enhances strength, is a natural aphrodisiac and anti-aging Ayurvedic medication.
Ashokarista – mainly in women’s problems, typically recommended by many Ayurvedic physicians for the care of menstrual disorders.
Chandanasava – Helps to relieve excess body heat, increases stamina and digestive capacity. It’s a perfect cardiac tonic. Relieves excess body heat.
Pushyanuga Churna – used in Ayurvedic treatment of Metrorrhagia, Leucorrhoea, Menstrual Disease, Heavy menstrual bleeding of various etiology.
Menosan Pill – Used to treat any menopausal pain and to ensure a feeling of well-being.
Ashwagandha Churna – Used in fear, leukoderma, depression, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, immunity, muscle control, body strengthening, antioxidants, a sexual stimulant.
Lodhrasava – Used as a natural treatment for serious periods of time.
For all ages, staying in contact with your body is the secret. Following up with the necessary diet plan and excise will help you assess your current state of equilibrium and make healthy Ayurvedic decisions.
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