The foods we eat and the way we live our day to day lives can play a major role in reproductive health in women and men. Reproductive health can be a challenge for women from a very young age due to painful menstruation, mood swings, acne, loss of menstruation, cysts, fibroids, fertility and much more. By looking at the whole person eastern medical science
is able to help formulate a way of living in harmony with the body’s needs in order to maintain balance, and ease in reproductive health.
Fertility can come very easily to some but to others it can be quite a challenge. Clinical studies are finding greater success rates from integrating eastern medical practices with assisted reproductive technologies like IVF & IUI. By integrating such therapies as acupuncture, herbalism, and holistic Ayurvedic food combining and lifestyle the bodies ability to conceive is monitored and supported in a variety of ways leading to higher success rates.
Ayurveda is not just about nutrition or herbology, it has a unique tool for diagnosis, diagnosis of understanding the human constitution is different from person to person. Each one has a unique metabolic system. -Maya Tiwari
In Eastern Medical Systems like Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine each person has their own constitution. This means each person has their own needs in order for their body to function optimally. While choosing what method to support a patient, eastern medicine will do a thorough health history looking at everything happening in a person’s life from health in childhood to present day. Thorough exploration of things like menstrual health, the foods a person eats and when they eat, the hours they go to bed and rise in the morning, how much exercise and the type of exercise, the type of work and level of stress dealt with on a daily basis allows the practitioner to get insight into where imbalance may be occurring, and how to bring the body, mind, spirit back to homeostasis. Sometimes changes in reproductive health can be a simple adjustment from eating cold foods to warms foods in effort to alleviate distention, cramps, and painful menstruation. Other times such as resetting the cycle for a woman experiencing amenorrhea or ovarian cysts may take more time with active participation from the patient.
Participation may include taking herbal formulas, changing sleep patterns, adding in daily relaxation practices like meditation, yoga, qi gong, exercising less, more, or differently to better restore balance for each individual. The more active a woman is in participating in the healing of her body the higher and faster the success rate can be found in bringing the body back to full operating potential.
From its ancient origins in India, Ayurveda has now spread all over the world. Its teaching uses a blend of herbal medicine, massage, nutrition, spiritual insight, practical experience, scientific analysis, and artistic creativity to guide us to a balanced fulfilled life style. ―Sebastian Pole