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Ayurveda Gynaecology

Ayurveda is India’s traditional and natural system of medicine. Ayurveda developed through centuries of observations, experiments, discussions and medications. It provides an integrated approach in preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. In Ayurveda the mind and the body influence each other. There can be no mental health without physical health and vice versa.

Ayurveda has eight divisions dealing with different aspects of science of life and art of healing. Prasoothithanthra and sthreeroga have not been mentioned among these eight divisions. It is included and studied with koumarabhrithya. The very purpose of treating gynaecological disorders is not only to cure the diseases but also to achieve the continuation of progeny by getting a child inherent with all normal requisite qualities.

A healthy community develops from healthy children. The health of the children in turn depends on the health of the mother. Gynaecological diseases lead to impaired quality of life of women. It also interferes with her normal sexual life which may lead to marital disharmony thereby affecting the quality of life of family as a whole. One such gynecological condition is prolapse of uterus. Normally the uterus is held in place by muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor. Uterine prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch, become damaged and weakened, so they can no longer support the pelvic organs, allowing the uterus to fall in to the vagina. In severe cases uterus slips and drops outside of the vagina. The displacement can lead to several type of psychosomatic disorders or diseases.