Vaginismus, we don’t talk about it much. But if you have it, or a partner does, it can be a very difficult part of life to deal with.
Vaginismus is a condition where the vaginal muscles have involuntary contractions. This can prevent vaginal penetration and often causes severe anxiety.
But don’t fear, there are natural remedies you can do to improve your symptoms. Ayurveda is a traditional, ancient form of medicine that you need to know about if you want to treat vaginismus.
Read on for our top tips for natural vaginismus treatment.
Ayurveda is a healing science that originated in India over 5000 years ago. As modern medicine has progressed, lots of this ancient knowledge has been lost in a bid to treat symptoms with drugs.
The premise of Ayurveda is to create a balance between body, mind, and consciousness to bring good health and ease ailments. Ayurveda focuses on increasing well-being rather than treating symptoms of ill-health.
Ayurveda recognises that everyone is unique but works on the principles of balancing the three basic energies like vata, pitta and kappa in the body.
Research into women’s sexual health and reproductive organs is lacking. We only learn basic anatomy and there isn’t enough research in the medical field. This creates an environment of secrecy and embarrassment about the problem.
Many women do not seek treatment so it’s difficult to guess the true prevalence. Based on surveys, we think that between 5-17% of the female population suffer from the symptoms of vaginismus.
The main symptom of vaginismus is having difficulty or being unable to penetrate the vagina. This can happen during intercourse and when inserting objects like tampons.
But vaginismus can also cause burning pain and increased susceptibility to vaginal infection. This can lead to an avoidance of intimacy, sex, and medical exams.
Insufficient lubrication can cause vaginismus. Low lubrication can be triggered by the side effects of medications, insufficient foreplay, or low oestrogen levels. Low oestrogen is particularly common after menopause as hormone levels naturally decline.
Don’t overlook the idea that your symptoms might be due to emotional factors. Emotional stress will have a dramatic impact on the vaginal muscles. You’re likely to have difficulty with penetration if you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
Make sure you’re in a comfortable environment before attempting penetration. If you’re using a tampon, try practicing at home in a warm, safe environment. If you’re with a partner, make sure they know about and are understanding of your anxieties.
Vaginismus is rarely caused by untreatable physical abnormalities – although it might feel like it is. Vaginismus is usually psychogenic. This means Ayurveda techniques can be life-changing for reducing and even reversing the symptoms of vaginismus.
There are three parts to vaginismus treatment with Ayurveda; education, practice and remedies. Each is equally important.
You need to learn about the principles of Ayurveda, preferably with an Ayurveda doctor. They can help you to explore the root causes of your vaginismus and overcome them.
But, you also need to apply the principles to your daily life. You should practice Ayurvedic techniques daily, to improve your mind and physical well-being – not just when trying to achieve vaginal penetration.
You should also try lifestyle changes that can help with vaginismus. Try improving your physical fitness. Physical fitness helps raise the hormones responsible for sex drive, by raising your libido you may feel more relaxed during sex.
Your current state of physical and emotional health is likely to be causing your vaginismus. So, you should eat a healthy and varied diet that includes vegetables, fibre, and fermented foods.
Wherever possible, try to avoid alcohol, alcohol, spicy foods, refined sugars, and dairy.
Supplementing with remedies will compliment your work, but you shouldn’t rely on them without doing the groundwork yourself. Here are five of our favorite remedies for treating vaginismus.
Ashoka is one of the sacred trees of India; it has great religious significance and is known as the ‘friend of women.’ It is used for many female reproductive problems.
When applied topically, Ashoka is an effective pain reliever. But, it also acts on the nerves internally to help reduce pain and tightness caused by vaginismus.
Lodhra is another ayurvedic medicine that’s useful in women’s health. It is used to regulate menstrual cycles, manage infection, improve recovery after childbirth, and reduce inflammation in the body.
Using Lodhra can improve your overall vaginal health, meaning there’s less reason for the symptoms of vaginismus and make penetration more comfortable.
Haridra or Boswellia Curcumin helps to detoxify the blood and promotes the excretion of toxins from the body. It increases general well-being but also helps with managing pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Shatavari is part of the asparagus family, it contains natural phytoestrogen hormone precursors. This helps contribute to a healthy reproductive system.
Shatavari balances the female hormones and can help a variety of female health issues. Use Shatavari for vaginismus, menopause symptoms, breastfeeding difficulties, and low sex drive.
Guggulu is the gum resin that’s obtained from several Indian plants. This remedy works as a natural muscle relaxant and helps with the physical side of vaginismus.
Now you know all about vaginismus treatment through Ayurveda techniques. We hope that you’re feeling hopeful about the chances of reversing your vaginismus.
Why not contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help you restore your vitality and womanhood?