Hear, hear ladies! Your period date is due tomorrow and you’re thinking of taking a day off from the office? Well, it’s time to change your mind because we’ve got your back. In this article, we learn and establish the significance of cannabis & Ayurveda in the treatment of chronic pain or menstrual cramps that women experience during their monthly period cycle.
Cannabis & Menstrual Cramps
Cannabis is used to ease the pain of menstrual cramps, dates back to ancient times. Until recently the Queen of England was advised to intake cannabis dosage to deal with her menstrual cramps. Reports state that New York is planning on adding dysmenorrhea, the official term for cramping pain in the lower abdomen, back, or thighs, which ranges from mild to severe, to its list of medical ailments that have legal access to medical cannabis.
Such measures are primarily based on research evidence that the female reproductive tract, especially the uterus and the lining of the uterus, has a profusion of cannabinoid receptors. With cannabis intake, cannabis constituents bind to these receptors and they get activated, alleviating pelvic pain.
Menstrual cramps are majorly catalyzed by inflammatory hormones, called prostaglandins. As we all know about the anti-inflammatory benefits of cannabis, it also helps in reversing the effect of these hormones. These hormones also affect the nervous system so that it multiplies the pain felt in the body. Higher levels of these hormones lead to heavy contraction of the uterus, which causes intense pain. Researchers across the world have discovered that CBD is successful in preventing the production of these hormones during menstruation.
Added to this, is the advantage of THC in cannabis, which is known for its relaxing effect. Since cannabis is known to work on tissues, they activate receptors entrenched in the tissues leading to the relaxing of the muscle tissue contractions, that cause pain.
We’ve seen and read about cases of working women who have to undergo immense pain during their period cycle. Working with such pain not only hampers the efficiency of women but also negatively affects the mental health of women, causing mood swings, anxiousness, and depression. Ayurveda defines the menstrual cycle-related to Apana Vayu and categorizes it under Vata dosha.
During this period, there is a rise in the Vata element in the body. When the Vata element is regulated and brought down to the right amount in the body, menstrual cramps seem to subside.
Since Ayurveda is a comprehensive treatment, it suggests a few changes in lifestyle during that period, in order to decrease the amount of Vata in the body. Some of these include eating warm, well-cooked food, avoiding rigorous exercising in the first three days of the menstrual cycle, applying sesame oil on the back and intake dried ginger water, among many others.
Another Ayurvedic medicine that remains a hidden treasure to the world today, Trailokya Vijaya Vati, is one of the most potent remedies which provides relief from chronic pain that women suffer from in the form of menstrual cramps. An all-natural remedy, the primary component in Trailokya Vijaya Vati, is cannabis Sativa.
According to the results of scientific research, Cannabis sativa is an anti-inflammatory cure that has excellent pain-relief properties.
The properties of cannabis stated by Ayurveda, Vedna Sthapan, and Shoola Prashaman, helps in alleviating the pathological pains that women suffer during their menstrual cycle. Beyond this, this Ayurvedic cure also has therapeutic properties that help curb the anxiety and mood swings that happen to women more often than not during periods.
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At present, there is much scope for research into the effect of ayurvedic cannabis on women health issues. However, the journey has begun. Ayurveda, an indigenous healthcare system, is producing home grown and cultivated remedies at an aggressive rate. Trailokya Vijaya Vati is one of them. So, it is especially important for working women to try this ayurvedic cure during their period cycles and experience the wondrous results themselves.
It is time you have control over your menstrual cramps and not the other way round. Do not let menstrual cramps curb your career. For more information, you can go through the case studies where our experts have shared their experiences of how they have been treating menstrual cramps and other menstrual disorders.