What is Menopause and How to Treat it?

What is Menopause?

Menopause is derived from the Latin word. It consists of two terms – Meno and pause. Meno means menstruation and pause means stop.

Women after reaching the age of their 40s or 50s, their reproductive hormones get stopped releasing thereby resulting in the complete stoppage of menstruation.  

Why is Menopause Alarming?

It’s the stage for women, indicating the upcoming diseases and conditions and various changes in the body. It’s not a disease but a set of conditions that includes various symptoms that need to be treated.

When does it Occur and What are the Symptoms?

It usually appears at the age of 45-50 years. Symptoms include but are not limited to: –

  • Hot flashes 
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headache
  • Difficulty to concentrate
  • Night sweats
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia

Ayurvedic Treatment for Menopause

Under Ayurvedic treatment for Menopause, Ayurveda provides a holistic treatment by utilizing various herbs, diet, exercise, and minerals and also prevents women from the wide range of side effects that are caused by synthetic hormones.

Foods that exaggerate the pitta and Vata doshas of the body must be kept at bay. Foods that give a cooling effect should be included.

Herbs that Can Be Used for Menopause

1. Shatavari:

Shatavari is aka women’s health tonic. It can be consumed along with milk. It’s a boost to mental health thereby reducing the symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, mood swings, and so on. 

2. Ashoka Powder:

It’s a wonder herb. It can be consumed in the form of churna. It can improve ovarian functions.

3. Fenugreek Seeds:

These wonder seeds help in lowering the pitta dosha of the body and helps in hormonal balance to a great extent. These seeds can be soaked (1/2 teaspoon) overnight and can be consumed on an empty stomach.

4. Aloe Vera Gel:

It’s a great rehydrating agent. It consists of phytoestrogens that are useful in hormonal balance. It can be consumed in its pure gel form or from the market.

5. Arjuna: 

Due to low estrogen levels in the body, there will be a reduction in fat metabolism and cardiac function may suffer. So, Arjuna helps in the regulation of cardiac activity and keeps the blood pressure within the normal range.

6. Guggul: 

Weight gain is the most adverse symptom of Menopause, Guggul helps in the weight loss to keep her away from chronic disorders like diabetes and obesity.

7. Cardamom: 

It’s a great mood enhancer that helps in improving mental health by reducing anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, and depression.

Alternative Treatment for Menopause

Usually, Ayurveda involves treating the patient not only with herbs and herbal remedies but with a well-balanced treatment ranging from cleansing the body from toxins to mind balance therapies. 

But some women do not prefer synthetic hormones that are available on the market because of the side effects it puts on them, they usually prefer Alternative treatments. So, here is some alternative treatment for menopause: –


It’s a guided mind-body therapy where the patient is guided to the relaxation of the mind to reduce the neural symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, depression, and so on

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

As the patient experiences sleeplessness, mood swings, depression, and anxiety, so, CBT helps the patient to build good mental health.

Yoga and Meditation: 

Various asanas and guided meditation help the patient to regulate the hormonal balance and keep the reproductive hormones at a pace. This will help the body to maintain the hormonal balance and also helps in the maintenance of mental health. 

So Should Women Worry About Menopause?

Absolutely not. Menopause is not a disease itself it’s more like a phase that every woman should go through. So, rather, than worrying about it, better women concentrate on how they can deal with the symptoms of Menopause and can live life at peace. 

Ayurveda is an immense blessing to us which is passed by generations behind. It gives solutions to every haunting condition. As such menopause too, if women follow the instructions given by Ayurvedic treatment there is no turn back to the suffering. 

Ayurveda not only cures menopause but also helps in improving the quality of life of the patient. Being said all these, we would love to share with you the insights of our institute, IAFA®. You’ll get plenty of benefits by visiting IAFA® for the Ayurvedic treatment of menopause.

  • Curing of the root cause of menopause, i.e., hormonal imbalance.
  • Guided and personalized diet.
  • Frequent follow-up by our consultants. 
  • The special treatment varies from person to person by our Dr. Sahil Gupta. Ayurvedic treatment is based on the body type, doshas that dominate, the severity of the disease, and complications that are associated with it.
  • Patient counseling by our professionals.

Not only Menopause, various allergic-related problems, digestion problems, sleep disturbances, panchakarma and naturopath treatment, authentic herbs and pharmaceuticals, and more.  Do let us know if you need any help from us by contacting us.

About Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda.

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