Thursday, March 28, 2013

AYURVEDA FOR SAGGING BREASTS



Sagging or drooping of breasts is a natural, inevitable process that happens to all women at some point. Breasts can start drooping a little at any age, because they do not have muscles in them. They have ligaments and connective tissue. When the gravity pulls the breasts down, those ligaments and the skin can stretch, and so the breast then droops.

This hits the woman’s self confidence and brings in a sign of ageing.

Causes of sagging breasts:
  • Poor posture
  • Improper support
  • Faulty diet
  • Improper breast-feeding
  • Ageing
Ayurveda for sagging breasts:

Ayurveda has natural cures for this and comes with no side-effects. It helps the ladies to bring their breasts back to shape and make them more confident.

Herbs which help to stimulate the growth of new breast tissue and help to tighten them are:
  • Shatavari
  • Ashoka
  • Lodhra
  • Amalaki
  • Methika
  • Shilajit
  • Lata Palasha
  • Vidari

These herbs possess natural breasts firming properties as they all contain phytoestrogens, which work like the women’s natural estrogen.

Ayurvedic medicines for sagging breasts:
  • Shatavari kalpa
  • Ashokarishta
  • Lodhrasava
  • Chyawanprash
  • Amalakyaadi ghritam
  • Vidaryadi ghritam
  • Ashwagandharishta
  • Saraswatarishta
These medicines help to refine and firm breast contours, thereby enhancing the body's youthful qualities.

(P.S.: Do not take any of these medicines before consulting any Ayurvedic doctor.)

Home remedies for sagging breasts:
  • Pomegranate oil: Take Pomegranate’s outer layer and clean that layer with water. Blend it with fresh drinking water to make a thick paste. Now keep this paste aside in a clean bowl. Take white mustard oil in such a proportion that it is half than the pomegranate paste. Mix the oil and pomegranate paste together well and boil this mix on a small flame until only oil remains. Massage this oil every day to the breasts in a circular movement at night times. This will make the breasts firm and tight. Use of this oil continuously for 8 weeks shows good results.
  • Fenugreek paste: Mix some fine powder of fenugreek (methi) with a little quantity of water to make a fine paste. Now apply this to both the breasts and rub lightly. Leave it for 10-15 min and then wash with clean water.
  • Raw ginger: Add 1 tsp of fresh ginger juice to 1 cup of warm cow’s milk. Having this milk every morning will improve the blood circulation in the breasts and thus will help to make them firm.
  • Banyan tree root paste: Take some fresh aerial roots of banyan tree. Clean it and add some water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the breasts at night. Keep some clean cotton on that area and wear a well supportive bra. Do it every day for 3 – 4 weeks. This will tighten the breasts.
Diet and Lifestyle guidance for sagging breasts:
  • A balanced diet: Protein intake is particularly important because protein is the building block for muscles and collagen, the supporting structures for the breasts. The fats found in olive oil should be substituted for animal fats whenever possible, and fresh fruits and vegetables should be consumed daily. Avoid alcohol and have a plenty of fiber to aid the digestive system. A good supplement which includes vitamins C and E, selenium, and beta carotene can also be an excellent source of antioxidants.
  • Wear a well supportive bra: Wear a good supportive bra every day, especially during breast feeding.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight: Try to maintain your body weight with help of healthy eating habits, Ayurveda, exercise and Yoga. Avoid doing yo-yo dieting, which causes the weight to fluctuate through the years, and can leave the breasts looking like a deflated balloon over a period of time.
  • Establish a Good Exercise program: Establish a good exercise program that incorporates weights to strengthen the muscles underlying the breast tissue. This may include isometric exercises like free weights, or push-ups, or pull-ups. Swimming also helps to tighten the chest muscles. All these exercises will help in delay of the sagging of the breasts.
  • Breast Firming Exercises:
  1. Pec Press: Using three- to five-pound weights, lie on your back, with knees bent. With your arms outstretched to each side, slowly bring your arms together, hold for one second and then slowly lower your arms again. Work your way up to three sets of 10 - 12 reps every other day.
  2. Butterfly Press: Take two to five pound weights. Sit on the edge of a chair with your back straight and arms at your sides. Slowly raise your arms to the side to shoulder level. Hold this position for a count of four, and then slowly return to starting position. Work your way up to three sets of five to seven reps every other day.
  3. Wall ups: These are done by standing about two feet from a wall, facing it. Place your hands at chest level flat against the wall. Now, lean slowly toward the wall using your arm and chest muscles to control your motion until you have your nose against the wall. Push back to your original position. Repeat this motion 15 times. To increase the effects of this exercise, when you reach the point of lean that stresses the chest muscles most (you'll feel it), pause and hold for a count of 10 or 15, then finish the motion.
  4. Pectoral Push-Ups: Lie face down on the floor and rise up, as if doing conventional push-ups, but keep your forearms and elbows on the floor. Hold for thirty seconds. Repeat five times. Inverted Push Ups: Stand with your legs two to three feet from a wall and your palms on the wall. Slowly lower your chest to the wall by bending your elbows and then slowly push your body back to starting position. Repeat 10-12 times.

  • Mild exercises during breast-feeding: Breast requires maximum attention after delivery. During that period it is not advisable to do exercises, so therefore one should perform light ones like mentioned below:
  1. Palm pressing: Kneel down and press your palms in 'Namaskar' (Indian greeting) pose in the center of chest so that the tissues around the breasts are under full pressure. Exhale slowly and release the pressure. Repeat the exercise.
  2. Wall ups: as mentioned above. But do it lightly, without pushing yourself too hard.
  3. Stand straight with arms dangling on your sides. Raise each arm above head and turn round alternately. Repeat ten to fifteen times.

  • Perform Yoga daily: The main three Yoga asanas which help in breast lifting are:
  1. Sarvangasana (The shoulder stand)
  2. Sirsasana (The head stand)
  3. Viparita karani (The inverted pose)
  • Care during breast-feeding: Breast-feeding mothers should take extra care. Breasts sag if the infant is suckled while sitting or reclining in a faulty posture. Sucking with sitting position should be done with the child in lap and your hand under its head so as to lift it and keep its head steady. Press nipples immediately after suckling and remove the remaining milk with a couple of jerks. This gives lightness and freshness to the breasts.
  • Hot-cold bath for breasts: Bath the breasts with hot and cold water simultaneously to ensure rapid blood circulation. Sprinkle hot water and then cold water four of five times alternately.
  • Massage the breasts: Massage the breasts with Almond oil each night to keep the skin supple and soft. This will help them to nourish and be firm, thereby preventing ageing signs like sagging or wrinkles.
Please note that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult any doctor before following any of these instructions.

(P.S: As every human being is different according to Ayurveda, all have different cures. So, kindly consult us or an Ayurveda doctor before taking any herbal medicines.)

This post is written by Dr.Jaina Patwa who is a Chief Ayurvedic practitioner based at Vile Parle, Mumbai, India. She is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant on Skype. Skype ID - vishwacare

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