Dieser Artikel soll einen Überblick über die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der traditionellen indischen Medizin (TIM) – ayurvedische Medizin – zur Behandlung der häufigsten Symptome bei Wechseljahrbeschwerden geben. Einleitend wird ein kurzer Überblick über die historische Entwicklung der ayurvedischen Medizin gegeben. Es folgt ein Auszug über ausgewählte Grundprinzipien der ayurvedischen Medizin, das Zusammenspiel der Grundelemente Luft, Raum, Feuer, Erde und Wasser und deren Zusammenhang in der Entstehung von Krankheiten, wobei Wechseljahrbeschwerden im Vordergrund stehen. Anschliessend werden sowohl Empfehlungen zur Ernährung als auch therapeutische Ansätze für pflanzliche Zubereitungen, Aromaöle, Massage, Sport und Entspannungsverfahren beschrieben.

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