Nature has invented a process of reproduction for life to move forward and fertility is an important key for this process to begin.
All couples in their reproductive age are involved in this process which adds up beautiful journey to their life when they become parents but unfortunately not every couple experiences this journey because of infertility and so they are named infertile.
Infertility refers to the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of having unprotected sexual intercourse and it becomes a huge emotional roller coaster for couples and their family.
In India, always females are blamed for not giving birth to a child but it is not always females but also males that are many times responsible for infertility but her we are putting light on female infertility which is a major point of concern as she is the creator of new life.
A fertile uterus is a door to new life and wherever infertile leads to not only social stigma but also affects females healthy physically and mentally.
AS PER AYURVEDA
Important factors that are important for conception are six bhavas that is mother, father, Atma (soul), satwa(positive psychology ), satmaya (suitable environment for the child to grow inside the uterus), and rasa (nutrition ) and also healthy menstrual cycle, healthy ovum, healthy uterus and passage, normal and healthy proper functioning of the nervous system are important for conception. Abnormality in any one of these can cause infertility.
Causes of infertility
- Abnormalities of reproductive organ
In Ayurveda gynaecological diseases are known as yonivyapad , the word yoni refers to the whole reproductive organ that is vagina, cervix, uterus, endometrium and fallopian tube .total of 20 yonivyapad (gynaecological disorders) are explained in Ayurveda textbooks and these gynaecological disorders if not treated on time leads to infertility. general causes of this disease are abnormal diet and mode of life vitiation of dosha and menstrual abnormalities or curse of God.
- Injury to uterus or its displacement – incompetence of cervical os resulting due either due to surgery done to repair prolapsed uterus ,cervical erosions or deep laceration during labour causes infertility also retro-displacement of uterus also causes infertility.
- Constriction of vulva or vagina
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Gonorrhoeal salpingitis
- Psychological abnormalities
Normal psychology of the couple is said to be very important for achieving pregnancy. happiness in the heart is a factor of pregnancy whereas fear is the failure of impregnation, sorrow-stricken women denote the importance of pregnancy.
- Abnormalities of ovary
Ovaries are the organs responsible for releasing the ovum and its release is under the control of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, LH and FSH these hormones are vitiated by various conditions such as stress, diet, lifestyle etc.
- Abnormalities of diet
For the maintenance of normal health, a balanced diet is essential, dietic abnormality can influence the nourishment of the body which influences hormone secretions.
Even during pregnancy, the fertilized egg is nourished by the exudates of epithelial lining and endometrium, these exudates are derived from the maternal diet. if a fertilized egg is not properly nourished then it either fails to develop or sheds with endometrial lining with menstrual blood.
Also improper diet such as junk food, fried food, preserved food items, too much caffeine, alcohol etc,. vitiates dosha that is Vata, Pitta and Kapha which further leads to the manifestation of different 20 types of yonivayapad (gynaecological disorder).
- Abnormalities of mode of life
Abnormal mode of life and suppression of natural urges aggravates dosha which manifests as a disorder, improper sleep, lack of exercise, excessive screen time, smoking, stress all these are the key factors to vitiate dosha.
- Coitus in improper time
Conception does not take place in young females before menarche, in old females after menopause and during menses.
- Loss of strength
Strength also plays important role in conception such as sexual strength, and physical strength in order to conceive which also depends on the diet.
- Abnormailities of aatma and satwa
This is explained in Ayurveda textbooks that misdeeds done by couples in their past lives can result in infertility as a punishment.
Management in Ayurveda
Diet plays important role in the prevention and cure of disease .foods such as processed carbohydrates, excess starch, canned food, spicy food, frozen food, alcohol and caffeine destroys fertility and so these should be strictly avoided .
Food like ghee, milk, nuts, dates, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, honey, saffron, fresh fruits and green vegetables, protein sources such as peas, beans, eggs, fish and whole grains are beneficial for fertility, spices such as ajwain, turmeric, cumin, fennel seeds are nectar to boost fertility.
“Early to bed early to rise to make a man healthy wealthy and wise “
Sleeping on time and waking up early keeps the biological clock perfect thereby not vitiating hormones which cause fertility issues when vitiated.
Quit smoking, alcohol and tobacco
Avoid taking unnecessary medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics in excess.
Do regular exercise and add yoga to your daily routine
Meditation plays important role in reducing stress which improves psychological health
TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA
Treatment includes specific treatment of causes responsible for infertility such as gynaecological disorder, injury to uterus, disease of the menstrual cycle, ovum etc.
Using strength promoting articles to compensate for the loss of strength.
It is important to perform the treatment by two methods that are sadhana (detoxification) and shaman (with medication) with the use of these women can conceive and deliver normally.
- SHODHNA (detoxification)
This includes the panchakarma procedure, first oleation (snehana) and sudation (swedana ) are indicated then panchakarma is done according to the dosha and disease.
Panchkarma includes vamana(emesis) , virechana (purgation) , niruh basti (enema) ,anuvasana basti (enema) and nasya (nasal therapy).
North Basti is like nectar to an infertile woman.
The women having amenorrhea, non-ovulation etc, is indicated anuvasna basti .
There is not any single herb that alone can be considered as useful for promoting fertility, therefore a combination of herbs is used.
The most common herbs that are useful in formulating medicine are ashwagandha, lodhra , haritaki , ginger, amla, Shatavari, durva. At Ayurvedayogashram we have combinations of such herbs that helps in improving infertility and gives wonderful results . our all medicines are patent and approved by the Indian government