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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212-216

Correlation of signs and symptoms at menarche in Kapha-dominant Prakruti


Department of Rachana Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS [DU]), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amol M Deshpande
Department of Rachana Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS [DU]), Salod, Wardha 442001, Maharashtra.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_7_20

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Background: Menarche (Rajohdarshana) is one of the milestone of womanhood. However, very concise literature of Rajohdarshana (menarche) is available in the compendia. Ayurveda stands on the fundamentals of Prakruti (physical and mental temperament). The Ahara (food), Vihar (walking for pleasure), and Chikitsa (treatment) are more specific in relation to the Prakruti. Menarche can also be associated with Prakruti. However, no published evidences in regard to relation of menarche and Prakruti were found. Hence, this study will be helpful to assess the symptoms occurring during menarche in context to the Kapha (physiological humors)-dominant Prakruti. The specific symptoms if found can be prevented or treated by advising appropriate Ahara, Vihar, and medications, if any. Materials and Methods: A total of 673 girls were included in the study from the age group 9–15 years, of which 300 girls were excluded as they do not have their menses. Other participants were assessed on the basis of Prakruti Parikshan (physical and mental temperament examination). A total of 100 Kapha-dominant girls were selected for the study. Status of the current menstruation and signs and symptoms were assessed by the questioner. Results and Conclusion: There is direct association between Kapha-dominant Prakruti and menarche, along with premenstrual symptoms. In Kapha-dominant Prakruti, the average age of the menarche is found at 12 years, which mostly starts in between the month of May and November, and also have moderate quantity of blood flow for which is consistent for 5 days at the interval of 28–30 days without any kind of premenstrual symptoms.


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