Fertility is the process of natural succession. But there are some couples who may face problems in the process. The good news is that it is curable and most infertility complications can be sorted through natural Ayurvedic procedures.
However, it should be understood that infertility is not just a female disorder but also related to males. Deficiency or malfunctioning related to male reproductive system can also cause infertility. Ayurvedic infertility treatment is a holistic approach that can take care of most problems in both genders.
What is infertility?
When a female cannot conceive within one or more years of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (coitus), the condition is called Infertility.
Primary Infertility is called when the patient has never conceived, and secondary Infertility is when the patient had a pregnancy in the past but unable to conceive subsequently.
The male partner is responsible for Infertility in about 30-40 % of cases and the female partner in about 40-45 % of cases. 10 % of patients are without any significant pathology in both.
Causes of Infertility
Male infertility can be due to defective sperm health (less count, low motility), history of smoking and alcohol, overweight, other medical conditions like varicocele, erectile dysfunction, use of certain drugs, hormonal imbalance, or any bacterial or viral infection.
Female Infertility can be due to ovulation disorders such as PCOS/PCOD, thyroid dysfunction, high prolactin levels, uterine polyps, fibroids, blockage of fallopian tubes, endometriosis, increasing age, smoking or alcohol use, overweight, and anxiety or mental stress.
Diagnosis and Infertility Treatment in Ayurveda
Infertility is diagnosed with thorough investigations and several medical tests. Some of them include semen analysis, a hormonal study of both partners, ultrasonography (USG scan), menstrual history of the female partner, contraceptive history, HSG test to study uterus & fallopian tubes, and sometimes even laparoscopy.
According to Ayurveda, the reproductive health of both partners depends on the qualitative and quantitative levels of Shukra Dhatu (elements of fertility). Essential constituents of Garbha (fetus) are the fertile period of the female, good health of reproductive organs, good state of nourishing fluids, and healthy condition of the ovum and sperms. These factors can be affected at multiple levels of physical, emotional, psychological, and nutritional levels. Hence a case of Infertility requires a comprehensive evaluation of all these factors.
Sadhak Pitta, Prana Vayu, and Apan Vayu cumulatively control the reproductive system's normal physiology and functions. The disease takes shape whenever there is a disturbance or vitiation in these doshas.
Ayurveda offers natural treatment for infertility that targets to balance these doshas. There are several ways for it. The balancing is done by herbs, medicines, diet, and yoga in minor disturbances. A patient with a higher imbalance requires detoxification therapies of panchakarma like Vaman, Virechan, and Vasti.
Lifestyle and Diet Changes
A good digestive fire that can metabolize and absorb the most refined essence of the nutrients is essential for good health and the functioning of the reproductive tissue and nourishment of the sperm and the eggs.
A balance of all the hormones (Dhatwagni) is achieved by practising yoga, doing physical exercises.
Make sure to avoid all sorts of fast food, junk food, use of tobacco, and alcohol.
Ayurvedic infertility cure can be of quite effective in the majority of cases. A detailed and thorough consultation with the patient evaluates the prognosis of the disease. A patient can consult with the doctor over an online video call.
Home Remedies For Infertility
The methods mentioned below should be practised under doctor’s guidance. Please note that these are not sole remedies for infertility but work along side proper medical treatment.
- Acupuncture: It is a practice that improves the energy flow through body by pressing certain points repeatedly with needles. A number of clinical trials have proved that acupuncture can be useful in improving menstruation and ovulation in PCOS patients.
- Yoga: Yoga postures and beathing exercises promote relaxation and bring down the stress levels. They also regulate hormonal activities and rectify irregularities of the hormonal processes. It can be of great help for women undergoing fertility treatments.
- Vitamins: A number vitamins are considered essential in rectification of infertility. These include iron, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, and folate. Other supplements like probiotics can be of great help in improving overall wellness and chances of conception.
- Essential Oils: Essential oils are considered quite helpful in promoting relaxation and bringing down stress levels.
Our Approach To Infertility Treatment
Our Ayurveda experts examine the couple for the root cause of the problem. The doctor prescribes several blood tests to understand the metabolic status of the patient. The doctor also does a detailed evaluation of the Prakriti and Vikriti of both partners. Then, the doctor prescribes Ayurveda medicines and Panchakarma therapies. Diet, lifestyle changes, and Yoga therapies are also prescribed. Generally, the patient requires to stay in the hospital for Panchakarma therapies. It is a multifactorial disease condition, and hence, the treatment is precise for every patient. You can have a detailed discussion with our Ayurveda experts over an online video consultation to conclude your case's exact treatment line.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.