Ayurvedic Management of Uterine Fibroid -2

Ayurvedic view on Uterine Fibroid:
According to ayurveda, fibroid is growth in mamsadhatu of uterus. According to ancient texts, mamsarbuda means growth in muscles and connective tissue. Fibroid often manifests itself as excessive bleeding and hence this should be treated as 'Yoni-vyapad' (group of disorders related to female reproductive system).

Ayurvedic Treatment of Uterine Fibroid:

Uterine fibroids are considered mostly a kapha-accumulation disorder, but often involve pitta and vata displacements also, in which case the patient may be considered as pre-cancerous. Therefore, treatment must be deep-acting to balance the tri-dosha and must be sufficiently sustained over time to eradicated slow-moving kapha.The fibroids can be dissolved by diet, lifestyle changes and Yoga .

Diet for the patient of uterine fibroids should be kapha-soothing and perhaps also pitta-pacifying, depending upon the bleeding patterns.Bitter, pungent and astringent foods are favored to support the metabolism in reducing its tendency to form fibrotic cellular changes from kapha and ama.Dietary changes should reflect an increase in whole foods and fiber, and a decrease in saturated fats and alcohol consumption.

Lifestyle changes in Uterine Fibroid:

Lifestyle should be aimed to reduce kapha, one should be active before sunrise. The earlier the rising time, the quicker kapha can metabolize itself. Self-massage with a minimal quantity of a light oil such as sunflower oil can helps to invigorate the body. Exercise, beginning gradually and becoming more vigorous over a few months is advocated.

give emphasis to yoga asanas that focus on the first and second chakras. Poses such as the Cobra, Bow, Boat, Mahamudra and Gentle Spinal Twists are helpful. Postures that focus on the cardio-pulmonary chakra, such as Cow, Lion and Child help remove the psycho-emotional root causes of uterine fibroids in the heart. Sun salutations bring positive activity to all chakras and may be useful if pitta is not elevated. These postures are best learned from an experienced yoga teacher.

Ayurvedic Herbs useful in Uterine Fibroid:

Plant like Kumari, Shud Guggulu, Neem, Ashok, Manjistha are useful, Various preparations such as churnas, asavas, aristhas, decoctions, etc. can be chosen. Uttara basti (douche) with a decoction of 2 heaping tsps. each of ashok and neem can be cooked for 5 minutes, covered, cooled and strained. To administer, add 1/3 cup aloe gel. Warm castor oil packs applied to the lower abdomen will help to 'melt' the fibroids and retract the kapha via apana vayu. Massag Pure, Cold-Pressed Castor Oil daily to lower abdomen around naval area in a circular motion is also helpful.

Ayurvedic Herbal preparations useful in Uterine Fibroid:
Kanchanar guggul, Ashok ghana vati, Chandraprabha, Kumari Asav, Pushyanug churna.