ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Abortion (Past, Recent or Considering)'?
Mental Health Care After AbortionThe psychological effects of abortion can be lifelong. Loss of life is always tragic. Parents may have long term feelings of guilt over the death of their child. They may wonder what their baby would have been like. Many people feel quite alone after an abortion. Feelings of hopelessness leading up to the abortion may resurface afterwards. When these feelings arise, seek council with a qualified therapist or spiritual advisor to help you grieve.
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.
STAGE OF DISEASE 2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONSAffecting 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 gunas, 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. A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.
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FAVOR HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL PROPERTIESIngredient and herbs each have unique effects on the various organs of your body. Herbalists study these effects and categorize them, so it is easy to identify which foods and herbs are most helpful for your unique body type. Click on the medicinal properties below to learn more about them, and to figure out which recipes, ingredients and products will be a good match for you. Individual results will vary depending upon the root cause of your imbalance. The following medicinal properties are useful for a general case of 'Abortion (Past, Recent or Considering)'. You must independently verify whether these medicinal properties address the root causes of your case of Abortion (Past, Recent or Considering).
Energy Vitality Strength:
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
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.
ANALGESICRelieves or reduces feelings of pain without eliminating sensation.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Kidney & Urinary:
WARMS-KIDNEYWarms the kidneys by increasing blood flow to the organ.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer?s, even chronic pain.
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.
DIET REMEDIES FOR 'ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING)'
PRODUCTS REMEDIES FOR 'ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING)'
REMOVE THE CAUSES OF YOUR IMBALANCE
ABORTION (PAST, RECENT OR CONSIDERING) USUALLY MEANS THESE
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On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.