Ayurveda is the science of long life. It is believed to have been practiced in India for thousands of years.
Promoting holistic medicine with focus on spirituality and balance, Ayurveda stresses that menopause is not an illness that needs treatment but, rather, it is a state of life that should be embraced, learned and traveled freely. As more and more people seek healthier alternatives, Ayurveda is gaining popularity in the US. The Ayurveda approach is a mixture of herbalism and spiritualism, blending together and promoting inner reflection and meditation.
Ayurveda also encompasses dietary needs and routine, promoting a strong and healthy lifestyle, full circle. Cooking with spices such as cinnamon, coriander and fennel are thought to help with some symptoms, as well as eating cooked leafy greens and small amounts of cumin seed, whereas hot and spicy foods are frowned upon.
The Ayurveda approach seems quite similar to what recent studies have been revealing; that eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can keep menopausal inconveniences to a minimum.
Relaxation and deep, abdominal muscle breathing has been demonstrated to reduce hot flashes by about 40% when practiced at least twice a day.