Mastitis from the point of view of Ayurveda
Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue of one or both of the mammary glands inside the breasts. It is common among breastfeeding moms. Mastitis may only affect one breast at a time or, occasionally, both. It can progress into a bacterial infection if it’s not treated right away. If you’re breastfeeding, it’s called lactation mastitis. Usually, mastitis starts when milk collects in a particular area of the breast and then gets infected. Alternatively, bacteria may enter the breast through cracked nipples and other skin irritation. Other causes of mastitis include incomplete breast emptying or excess pressure on the breast, and excessive stress.
As per the texts of Ayurveda, mastitis is known as Sthanavidhradi, a disease of Pitta origin. Ayurveda treats mastitis by reducing aggravated doshas, Pitta and Kapha.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat mastitis
Ayurveda uses five basic elements in the treatment process of mastitis. Therefore, primarily massages, water treatments, soothing procedures, including with various medical preparations like ointments, tinctures, and mixtures give fast and effective results.
The Ayurvedic doctor prescribes the most effective type of treatment and medicine after assessing the situation and determining the severity of the disease. Please book the most suitable consultation time. We are ready to help and support you in a difficult time.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of mastitis
- Massaging the breasts could ease lactation and related pain
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Offer the breast to the baby as often as possible
- Change breastfeeding positions
- Cabbage leaves can help with a host of breastfeeding discomforts
- Raw garlic may act as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and stimulate the immune system
- Turmeric paste has beneficial effects
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other gynae diseases:
Infertility, Frigidity, Leucorrhoea, Menopause, Dysmenorrhoea, Amenorrhoea , Lower back pain, Cyst formation in Ovaries, Uterine fibroids ( polyps) , Vaginitis, Cervix and uterus infections, Uterus prolapse , Breast pain and lumps, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Hormonal disbalance, Oligomenorrhoea , Acidity in pregnancy, Breastfeeding problems, Endometriosis, Pregnancy toxicosis, Miscarriage