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AWC 13: Ayurveda for Women’s Health

Course Description

From menarche through menopause and beyond, many possible gynecological concerns may arise over the course of a woman’s life. This course explores the practice of women’s health in Ayurvedic Medicine including common disorders, women’s health assessment, and treatments used by Ayurvedic Health Counselors to restore wellness. Students will learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of many of the most common women’s health disorders, as well as diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies needed to heal. The Ayurvedic approach to promoting a healthy menstrual cycle, fertility, and imbalances of menopause and old age are introduced.

Covered Topics

  • Women’s health from the Ayurvedic Pespective
  • Women’s unique anatomy, physiology and hormones
  • Transitions in women’s life and their health related significance
  • Menstrual cycle, hygiene, do’s and don’t’s and other precautions
  • Sexual health
  • The importance of self-care
  • Learn how to create hormonal balance during the different transitions with Ayurvedic practical guidelines
  • Diet and nutrition for women’s health
  • Important Ayurvedic herbs and formulations for women’s health
  • Home remedies for common menstrual disorders
  • Diet and lifestyle for a healthy conception
  • Spiritual aspects in a woman’s life
  • Learn healthy conception according to Ayurveda and prevent potential disorders during pregnancy
  • Learn the Ayurvedic reproductive system, anatomy, physiology & pathology
  • Understand transitions in women’s lives
  • Understand the menstrual cycle according to Ayurveda
  • Learn the relationship between lunar energy and feminine energy
  • Understand menstrual disorders from the Ayurvedic perspective – Yoni Vyapat
  • Understand PMS, menorrhagia, amenorrhea, fibroids, cysts, PCOS, endometriosis, and libido Ayurvedically
  • The Golden Transition – The Wisdom of Menopause
  • Prevention of breast cancer
  • The major causes of infertility
  • Diet and lifestyle for optimal well being
  • Common gynecological disorders and their Ayurvedic management
  • Herbs and herbal formulations
  • Treatments, bodywork and panchakarma
  • Rasayana for women’s health

Faculty Instructors

Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar

Sevanti Institute Instructor

Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar graduated from Pune University, India with a Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. She is also trained at the Indian College of Naturopathy and qualified as a Yoga Instructor from the renowned Kaivalyadham University in India. Dr. Manisha has been teaching Ayurveda, yoga for more than 10 years. She specializes in women and infant health, skin care and natural beauty treatments. She offers regular workshops on Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, panchakarma and herbology.