Dysmenorrhea is a common menstrual complaint with a major impact on women's quality of life, work productivity, and health-care utilization. Dysmenorrhea is defined as a severe, painful, cramping sensation in the lower abdomen that is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as sweating, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, all occurring just before or during the menses. There are two types of dysmenorrhea -primary dysmenorrhea refers to pain with no obvious pathological pelvic disease and almost always first occurs after their ovulatory cycles become established. Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by underlying pelvic conditions or pathology.
All out-flow from the body are controlled by vata. In dysmenorrhea, due to a variety of reasons, vata gets vitiated or obstructed, leading to pain.
The treatment depends on the cause of the disease. Obstruction can be treated with kapha-depleting medicines and free flow of vata can be ensured with local application of oils, hot fomentation and medicines. Panchakarma with vasti(anal route) is very effective in the resistant cases.Vedagram relieves dysmenorrhea with the best ayurvedic management.