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Most women experience painful cramps and sometimes irregular periods. That’s because while taking care of their family, they neglect themselves, leading to the aggravation of tri-dosha, especially vata.
The lower pelvis is the seat of apana vata which is responsible for the elimination of menstrual blood, urine, stool, and reproductive fluids. As menstrual cycle starts, apana vata is increased and when it gets aggravated, it leads to a variety of problems.
Constipation or diarrhea
Cramps in legs, especially thighs
Pain in the lower pelvis
So, what can you do to alleviate these symptoms?
Although you may be inclined towards complete rest, remaining active and getting regular exercise is beneficial.
Walking is especially good for relieving cramps in the legs and lower pelvis.
Simple stretching also helps to ease body ache.
Do not have any laxatives for about 2 days before your scheduled menstrual cycle since it can disturb vata.
Massage lower abdomen with sesame (til) oil for 10-15 minutes, followed by application of hot water bottle while resting. This is a great remedy that soothes cramps.
Apart from these tips, Ayurveda also recommends to having a healthy diet and avoiding sour food, fried food, and beans during periods.
For women, it is important to address these menstruation-related problems as a large proportion of your wastes and toxins are flushed out through this process. If these toxins remain in the body, they cause further stagnation and blockage.
For more advice on menstrual disorders, talk to a Jiva Doctor today. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.
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