A Single Case Study on Menstrual Disorder and with Yoga Therapy
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Ms. X is a MSc(N) student with 23 years of age, facing difficulties due to dysmenorrhea and has the complaint of amenorrhea since 4 months. She states that her menstrual cycle has been irregular. Her symptoms make her difficult to concentrate at work. She feels tired most of the day, due to lack of sleep and also she expressed that she is not able to reproduce in her future. She needs effective treatment but she is confused about the right therapy for her symptoms. She is also anxious about her irregular menstruation and the effect of complementary therapy (yoga therapy). Her friends suggested that complementary therapy could be useful.
She has put on 6 Kg weight (92 to 98kgs) within 4 months. She was experiencing of pain in lower abdomen, low back pain and intolerant pain in both the thighs and knees. Pain character was twisting and sharp over two days during menstruation, she has attended 2 weeks yoga class, there after she started practicing yoga since six months with the duration of 15 -30 mts twice in a day, such as Baddhakonasana (Butterfly Pose), Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose and on lying pose), Bhujangasana, Pranayma, Dhanurasana, Paschimottanasana, Vajrasana and yoga nidtra.
After practicing yoga for 6 months, she had better results in her menstrual cycle, followed by continuous menstruation for 3/28 days regularly with in minimal difficulties. Now the pain location is only on the lower abdomen and character of pain is twisting. She experiences pain only on the first day of menstruation and absence pain on 2nd day onwards. She felt that yoga is very effective and useful for her in all the aspects such as reduction of weight from 98 to 95 kgs along with hip, thighs and abdominal circumference and also reduced stress. If the women practice regularly one or two above said yoga from the adolescent period onwards, definitely they will feel comfortable during menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum period and menopausal period. In olden days women use to do all kind of house hold activities, now a days which are replaced by technology.
Menstrual Cycle, Dysmenorrhea, Amenorrhea, Yoga Therapy.