CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

The vulva is the outer part of the female genitals. It includes labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and opening of vagina or vestibule. Chronic vulvar pain is the pain and discomfort in the vulva that lasts for three months or more.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • CAUSES OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • COMPLICATIONS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN AND AYURVEDA
    • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • HOME REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN
    • YOGA FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Throbbing pain
  • Itching 
  • Burning pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Soreness

CAUSES OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Irritants
  • Allergy
  • Hormonal changes

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

The pathophysiology of chronic vulvar pain depends on the specific causative factor. The chronic vulvar pain due to infections may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place. Falling in the level of hormones is the root cause of chronic vulvar pain.

DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Hormonal assays to find out the estrogen level

TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Antibiotics for associated infections
  • Topical medications like pain-relieving ointments
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of chronic vulvar pain and the condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated chronic vulvar pain leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN     

  • Painful sexual intercourse  may lead to sexual dysfunction
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Disturbed sleep

CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,chronic vulvar pain is managed based on the “yoni vyapat and apanavata chikilsa”

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Excess vitiation of vata dosha
  • Ununctuous foods
  • Agantu factor – infection, injuries, irritants

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Yoni sula – pain in the vulva

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

Chronic vulvar pain is considered an agantuja vyadhi, when it is caused by an infection etc. When the microorganism enters the body the doshas are vitiated, which further vitiates the rakta, mamsa dhatus and produces the symptoms. It can be also called “yoni sula”, here excess vitiation of vata dosha occur in the vulva.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Yoni sula – vulvar pain
  • Yoni kandu – itching
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Maidhuna asahishnutha – painful sex

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Treatment for vitiated rakta and mamsa dhatu and vata dosha
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya
  • Yoni pichu – with dhanwanthara taila, ksheerabala taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Intake of appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Proper hygiene
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR CHRONIC VULVAR PAIN

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with chronic vulvar pain and provide overall immunity

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.            

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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