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Ayurvedic Tips for Endometriosis

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Ayurvedic Tips for Endometriosis


To diagnose endometriosis and other conditions that can cause pelvic pain a detailed history and pelvic examination is under taken. Steps in diagnosis include –

  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound examination of the abdomen
  • Laparoscopy to detect the sites of endometrial deposits

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • The endometriosis dietshould include more oil, sweet foods (but not refined sugars), as well as some salt and warm foods such as cereal and stews.
  • There should be plenty of warm to hot water.
  • Intake of foods such as meat, cheese, caffeine and alcohol should be minimized.
  • Taking a mild laxative like triphala or 4 to 5 teaspoons of castor oil or senna tea are recommended on days 14 to 15 of themenstrual cycle, along with a light diet, in order to minimize endometriosis symptoms.
  • Diet should be Vata/Pitta pacifying, Agni-promoting and Ama-eliminating diet. This includes warm, light and slightly oily, fresh home-cooked meals.
  • Avoid dry, cold, excessively heating and fermented foods.
  • Particularly avoid alcohol, caffeine (especially coffee), carbonated drinks, red meat and refined sugar or flour,
  • Red wine, chili

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Plenty of rest. Some Ayurvedic teachers recommend women should rest for at least 20 mins a day, for a longer period once a week and then a day or more if possible each month (on the first day of their menstruation, if still menstruating).
  • For women with endometriosis, regular rest is even more important.
  • Women should avoid heavy exercise during menstruation and should keep their exercise relatively moderate throughout the month.
  • Forms of exercise that regulate the flow of Vata and nourish the nervous system such as walking, swimming, Tai chi, QiGong and some forms of  yoga are advisable.
  • Regularity in daily routine (going to bed and waking up at a similar time each day and regular meal times) is very important for calming aggravated Vata, as is regular self-abhyanga / warm oil massage.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of womens-health and/or endometriosis without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for womens-health and/or endometriosis, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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