Ayurvedic Treatment Protocol for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis KD01-KD03
Dr. Hemavathi Shivapura Krishnaraja Bhatt,
Professor and Head, Department of Prastitantra and Strroga, Amrita School of Ayurveda,
Clappana, P.O-690525, Kollam, Kerala, India.
Chronic pelvic pain presents as a main symptom in 71%-87% cases with endometriosis, a disease in which the endometrial glands and stroma grow outside the uterine cavity. The management modalities to cope with the long-standing, frustrating pelvic pain are still not reassuring. Ayurveda can provide an effective pain management protocol, though a single correlation of endometriosis cannot be made from the classical background. In the present case, a 44-year-old woman who was suffering from severe chronic pelvic pain since 20 years was managed using a definite Ayurvedic treatment protocol including shodhana (cleansing) procedure for 21 days and shamana (internal medications) for two months. The whole treatment period spanned for a total of nine months including a follow-up of six months. The patient reported a considerable improvement in her condition after the treatment.