ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING)
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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING)
Mental Health Care After AbortionLoss of life is always tragic. The means of coping with abortion are as diverse as parents themselves.
For some, the psychological effects of abortion can be lifelong. Parents may have long term feelings of guilt over the death of their child. They may wonder what their baby would have been like.
For others, the feelings of hopelessness or bitterness surrounding the pregnancy may resurface afterwards (i.e. over the inability to care for a child, or a strained relationship with the father, etc.).
Others may detach themselves, relieved at not having to care for a child, and pushing away their memory of the event and process.
Some are unable or unwilling to talk about the abortion. They may feel quite alone after an abortion.
Others may rationalize the event in a more emotionless way - as a practical matter.
When these or other uncomfortable feelings arise, seek council with a qualified therapist or spiritual advisor. Professional assistance can help those who are grieving the lost child, and/or the failed relationship.
Caring for Your Body After an AbortionPhysiologically after an abortion, both Kapha and Vata are high. Kapha is aggravated during pregnancy because your body in preparing to have a baby. Nausea and weight gain are just some of the signs of increased Kapha during a pregnancy. You may experience significant weight gain and hormone shifts after the abortion.
Vata is also high after an abortion or miscarriage. Loss of blood and trauma to the abdomen will cause low strength - leading to feelings of exhaustion, tiredness, or erratic metabolism. When one has any kind of surgery or trauma in the lower abdomen, it creates a vacuum for chaotic, windy vata to rush in. This can create significant emotional turmoil. A vacuum is created by a sudden empty space in your body. Vata is the dosha of not only air but ether, or empty space. This empty space in the womb invites chaotic emotions, intense sadness, anger, depression. This is Ayurveda's explanation for postpartum depression. A similar effect occurs with the termination of any pregnancy, whether through abortion, miscarriage, or full-term birth.
Nurture YourselfAfter an abortion, it is essential that you nurture yourself. Apply massage oils to your belly. Stay home, and allow yourself to feel the emotions that surface, so that you can reconcile them. Holding in or suppressing emotions causes problems down the road. Eat warm, nourishing soups, with hearty breads. Take hot baths. Protect yourself from stressful situations for about a month after the abortion. Take some time off from work to reflect on what has happened.
Dietary & Herbal SupportSimple herbal support and dietary choices can help both your body and mind recover from physical trauma. Here are a few suggestions.
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ANALGESICRelieves or reduces feelings of pain without eliminating sensation. Aka anodyne.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
TONICA tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
ADAPTOGENHerbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
HEMOSTATICAn herb that stops bleeding.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
UTERINE-TONICAn herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
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ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 2ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING) IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONS
Affecting Blood: Initially, imbalances are localized, often in the digestive tract. As an imbalance grows, it starts to affect your body systemically, via the blood. If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are starting to spread, have entered the bloodstream, and are now systemic. Pay particular attention to the biocharacteristics, tastes, and doshas out of balance systemically, so you know how to strengthen your body as a whole, and reduce physical stress on your organs. At this stage of imbalance you will begin to experience generalized discomfort, imbalanced emotions, and may develop sensitivities to temperature. It may take several weeks of strict adherence to a specific remedial diet to clear blood level imbalances. Blood cleansing herbs may reduce symptoms. A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.
AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTSAccording to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Abortion (Past, Recent or Considering)'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.
Symptoms Tell A StoryThe first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
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WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body while opposing disorders. It takes a holistic, systemic approach that looks at the whole body. Ayurveda shows how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using diet, lifestyle adjustments, and herbs. It shows a person how to optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas). For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
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