ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON UNDERSTANDING KASHTARTAVA THROUGH DYSMENORRHOEA: AN INTEGRATED CONCEPTUAL APPROACH
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Meghana N, Santosh V R *
Abstract: Menstruation, a complex cyclic phenomenon, is an inevitable natural occurrence in women’s life and is considered as landmark of homeostatic condition of reproductive system. In Ayurvedic classics all gynecological problems are described under the broad term Yoni Vyapat. Painful menstruation is called Kashtartava. The present article explores the cause – mechanism effect of Symptom Kashtartava and it is critically reviewed under the light of modern disease Dysmenorrhea. Primary Dysmenorrhoea is considered as Kashtartava and is a common complaint seen in all gynecological OPD’s.
Keyword: Dysmenorrhoea, Kashtartava, Yoni vyapat