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Next topic for discussion: Rajswla paricharya – daily schedule during menstruation according to #ayurveda, considering modern life style..
Dr. Jaya Sambhus: Do’s during mc- Keep personal hygiene, Take rest physically as well as mentally, Keep calm , Eat 1 spoon sesame seeds.
Don't - No heavy works, yoga , pranayama , Jim , Don't visit to parlor, No head-bath, Avoid heavy , spicy food, No contacts.
Vd. Kirti: 1 st Start from female Vaidya- Having holiday on Rather holiday must be during periods day.
Ayulink: Thanks for sharing diet suggestions. But can someone suggest complete dincharya or work pattern too?
Dr. Rajendra Joshi: Avoid these foods: Food containing Caffeine: chocolate, caffeinated soda, tea and coffee. Fatty and fried foods. Salty and sour foods containing high amounts of sodium: pickle, canned food, chips, snacks, salted popcorn, Asian food made with sauces. Sugary foods like candy. Dairy products like milk, cheese, buttermilk, yoghurt, Red meat.
Include these in your diet: Food rich in omega-3 fatty acid: Salmon, tuna, walnuts, flax seeds. Calcium and magnesium rich foods: Broccoli and fortified cereals. Foods rich in vitamin-C: Green leafy vegetables, zucchini, tomatoes, oranges, lemon, strawberry, Fresh fruits, Whole grains, Green tea, peppermint tea, Drink plenty of water
Explanation: Menstrual Cramps are caused due to the contractions of the uterine and abdominal muscles to expel the menstrual fluid out of the body. These muscle contractions are caused by certain chemicals called prostaglandins. Dairy products and red meat contain arachadonic acids that instigates the production of cramp causing prostaglandins. Food rich in omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the release of cramp causing prostaglandins. Calcium and magnesium has been found to relieve menstrual cramps. Bloating is caused by excessive water retention by the body. Salted, processed and canned food contain high amounts of sodium. Consuming such food causes bloating. Consuming fiber rich food like whole grain cereals and vegetables and drinking plenty of water alleviates bloating. Green leafy vegetables provides iron to the body which prevents iron deficiency anemia. Consuming vitamin-C increases iron absorption by the body.
USA Gary Yuen: Is breakfast a modern invention? Some ancient cultures looked at it as the sign or lower spirituality, much like some strict Hindus eat only once a day. Even with modern lifestyle, if eating ancient vegetables maybe not necessary.
Dr. Jaya Sambhus: I think complete dincharya is depend on work, rutu n age of lady.
Vaidika Kashikar: What should be done if pain increases and persists for longer time?
Dr Poornima: If she is already taking some Ayurvedic medicine for some other ailments and she is having her period, whether she has to stop the medication during this time?
Vd.manisha Kanchare: Give dashmoolarisht before 10 days of period for pain.
Dr Poornima: Aloes compound 2 BD ten days prior to the date is also helpful in dysmenorrhea.
Shri Minoo parabia: I recommend mixture of Kath 100g and camphor 10g. 5g twice a day for 3 months bearing days of actual menstruation. Pain disappears. Light exercise involving abdomen muscles is an additional help. Kath_Uplet is Saussurea lappa.
Vd. Pulkit D. Patel: Raktakshaya is also responsible for pain..
Vd.pallavi Maharastra: kath and camphor how this medicine works? please explain
Shri Minoo parabia: I don't know the drug action. However, kath is a muscle relaxant and camphor is vedna sthapak, just un supported assumption.
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: We should educate women about Rajahswalacharya' and it's scientific reason. In those days Vat and Pitta Prakop. During Menstruation physical and psychological changes occurs so she should take rest. No exertion ,stress, no mass communication. I suggest Erandbhrist Haritaki before Three or four days of Menstruation date. Because many ladies have Constipation history. Dashmoolkwath for dysmenorrhea ,Ajwain,Jirak,blacksalt with warm water for two days of Menstruation. Hingwastak and Shankhvati are also defective with warm water, Swedan on lower abdomen but if Menorrhagia is there then Cold water or icepack is effective. Diet: Moongdal, Khichdi, Bottle guard, Parval, Bitterguard, Pumpkin, Makhana. Dates and Fig, Regular yog and Pranayam is very effective. Pavanmuktasan,Uttanpadasan,Surya namskar,Omkar gunakan,Bhramri pranayama.
IPR Chhayaben: There is custom in kharva community that during pregnancy, lady ll not take head bath from 3rd month onwards till delivery..May b some scientific reason..
Vd. Dhruti Nirav Bhatt: I think Nervous system and Glands are situated in Skull
Vayu is also there ,Head bath can cause exertion and abdomen pressure. Now a days junk food ,cold drinks, Icecreams, Smoking and drinks are in fashion and become passion so we should educate our patients and also to our society how those things are harmful. It may cause Infertility ,Uterine cancer.
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Vd. Piyush Prajapati: Must stop all spicy food. Try to be calm. Avoid to b anger.. B stress free. Compulsory follow regular life style i.e. get up at 6am or before. Have a bath with warm water. Wear dark color clothes. Breakfast must b very simple i.e. chapati etc. Avoid any juice like palak,gajar,beet like. Avoid Day sleep but must rest for 30 min to 1 hour in noon. Inspite wasting energy,Save energy as much as Sleep at regular time in night. Alp matra,Laghu bhojan is must.
Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: Increased water/liquid intake.
Dr. Ujwala Said: Must stop all junk food. Wake early and sleep early. Have breakfast healthy. Try not to eat dinner after 7pm. Not to drink water after food. Stop tea and drink healthy kada of dalchini powder, tea leaves, lavang,tulsi or cows milk. Drink water if thirsty and eat food if hungry. Sleep for 6-8hrs. Exercise.. If possible walk organize work and schedule peacefully.
Dr. Malathi Arjun: Most of my pts say they take tea first thing in the morning which has to be stopped. First thing in the morning on rising have to take water. Then warm lemon water with honey or green tea or herbal tea.
Dr.mittal Thacker: Avoid travelling and do not wash hair for 3 days.
Dr. Malathi Arjun: Soaked almonds nd walnut.No Curd and fruits for dinner.
Dr. Jayshree Y. Mahajan: No tight cloths during M.C. Physical and mental rest should be taken.
Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Avoid heavy food as it will interrupt the flow.
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: Who ever lady is suffering from DYSMENORRHEA should consume ajmoda and castor oil for vatanulomanam....if still pain persists she should take matra basti of mahanarayan tailam. Consecutive 3 months matra basti for 5 days prior to menstruation...lady should be given matra basti. DYSMENORRHEA can be treated by avoiding vegavrodh and vata aggravating food.
Ayulink: Any logic for not washing hair?
Dr. P. A. Deshpande: Light castor oil massage on abdomen, back and legs followed by Kati snan ( bath ) is pleasant. Take proper rest , sleep on hard surface for better relaxation and self pressure action reduces pains. Hair washing to be avoided to prevent cold infection. Some immunity is lost during periods.
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: According to our gynecology madam during my interns she explained cooling effect of bathing over head acts on pituitary and that alters hormones to cease menstruation flow. Scientific data not available but some old la dies in touch explained same truth
Vd. Piyush Prajapati: Increasing Kapha Dosha may delay menses flow so avoid Curd in night as well as period time
Dr. Shantanandkumar: Curd having abishyandi guna.causes srotravarod.
Dr.mittal Thacker: It changes temperature of brain- that's why hormone secretion from pituitary changes.
Compiled by: Vd. Dhruti Kagrana