Aromatherapy in primary dysmenorrhea - Dr. Jayasheela Goni
Dr. Jayasheela Goni, BAMS, MD (Ayu), Gujarat, India - Professor and Department of Prasoothi tantra evam stree roga, Parul Institute of Ayurved and Research
Qualification: BAMS, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (1994), Karnataka.
MD in Shalya tantra, Govt Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore University(1998), Bangalore.
Topic: Aromatherapy in Primary Dysmenorrhea
Abstract: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem experienced by most women. Defined as menstrual pain feeling cramps in the lower abdomen originating from the uterus, classified into two, namely primary dysmenorrhea that occurs in the absence of pathology and secondary dysmenorrhea that occurs in the presence of pathology. For most young women, it is the cause of absenteeism from day to day activities. Aromatherapy is an effective alternative intervention that can be used to reduce the intensity of primary dysmenorrhea pain. In addition to pharmacological treatment options, there are non-pharmacological treatment options as alternative therapies to complementary medicine. There is evidence that the Aroma oils, after topical or inhalation use, are absorbed into the bloodstream, the muscles relax and blood supply to the tissue and the elasticity increase. In addition, the concentration of their active ingredients will remain on the skin for quite some time. Conclusion: Complementary therapy like Aroma therapy can reduce the Primary Dysmenorrhea pain and also improve the quality of life.