Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means for all of us to continue our lineage in the world we need to produce our own mankind, our on offspring. The disturbance of to this process of producing children is called infertility. Infertility is a social taboo today, which brings a drastic effect on couples both physically, emotionally and socially. Infertility as such is not an independent disease, rather it is a cardinal feature which may arise due to a number of diseases. Our society have their own unchanging habits, they find it amusing to discuss about married couples with no children. They consider a childless mother as inauspicious, and is usually not allowed to participate in religious and auspicious ceremonies. Often she is ignored, insulted and laughed at. Although there are number of vast thinking people today our society still has patches of narrow minded people which is more than enough to destroy our happiness.
There are several treatments available in allopathic medicine for both men and women to help conceive and maintain healthy pregnancy. Treatments are in the form of oral medication, injections and treatment cycles. Depending upon the cause many other techniques are also used. These techniques work best when the woman has a healthy uterus and the man has healthy sperm. Most of the time the treatments are extremely expensive and even though they use high-end-state-of-the-art technologies, they do not always work. In addition, these procedures have complications and strong psychological impact on most couples undergoing them.
According to Ayurveda, infertility exists when a healthy couple is unable to achieve pregnancy after two or more years or fail to conceive for several years after the first delivery. Ayurveda has been treated the cases of infertility with its medicines and therapies since thousand years before even discoveries of modern equipments and medicines. Ayurvedic physicians have had to explore the human system in different ways without any tools. They closely watched what the human body did naturally and applied this accordingly coming up with different reasons as to why a woman got pregnant and why she could not become pregnant. Ayurveda gives infertile women or couples the ability through treatment to become fertile and to improve the overall health to be able to conceive naturally without the use of Western modalities or in co ordinance with Western medicine.
In Ayurveda infertility is given under the following headings
Causes of infertility
The important factor for a garbha are Ksetra, Bija, Ritu and Ambu.
Here ksetra refers to a healthy yoni or uterus. It is not only refers to the uterus but also to the other selected reproductive organs. It is very important that each female should know about the health of their reproductive system.
Following can cause infertility
Refers to the healthy sperm, ovum also the ovarian hormones. Unhealthy male semen on analysis shows faults in the count, motility and the health of the sperms. Destruction of the health of eggs in PCOD, Cervicitis and other menstrual problems. Also refuse to the hormonal balance, which is very essential in building a strong garbha.
It refers to the kala or time period – ie. Fertile period. This can be described under theheadings of age and menstrual cycle. When it refers to age – a woman can not conceive during her childhood or old age and also does not conceive during puerparium and to a certain extent during lactation. Also the ritu refers to the proper working of menstrual cycle. Her menstrual cycle should have proper dates every month and should have proper amount of blood flow. Any disturbance in her datus can cause infertility.
Refers to the proper nutrient fluids. This refers to the abnormal diet. Imbalanced diet, unhealthy food substance, feeding on fast food to satisfy hunger causes loss of datus (tissues). The conversion of food to shukra (sperm & ovum) passes through a series of processes, so it is proven that healthy shukra is directly related to food. Also unhealthy food influences the normal secretion of hormones and many inhibit pregnancy. Also after pregnancy, if fertilized egg do not get enough nutrients or if the mother’s diet is incomplete the garbha fails to develop after implantation.
Other factors includes
The calmness of manas is very important for a better pregnancy and motherhood. This may sound irrelevant in the past, but now it plays a significant role. Coitus with a woman who is hungry, or sorrow stricken cannot result in a healthy pregnancy. Another dreadful factor & stress, this is a fast growing mind disease. Couples rarely find time for each other, and the time find too is stressful with home and work disturbances. This too should be overcome by self adjusting and stress management treatment.
There is rare, but still relevant. Child marriage can result in the loss of physical strength and the capacity to become pregnant, so it is essential to follow diet, which strengthens the uterus and related organs.
There is an Ayurvedic factor, but still believed many of us. In short is a decision made to God that a particular couple becomes childless. Much is not said about this in classical texts.
We at Apthasree
Here we at apthasree believe that to get a child is a blessing of the god. Here we work in this field to make this blessing more fruitful. To conceive is the desire of all parents but more important to have a physically and mentally healthy child. For this the pregnancy should be properly planned. Properly planned in the sense the purification of egg and sperm along with purification and strengthening of the uterus has to be done for proper implantation.
For male we do treatments treatments to increase the quality and quantity of sperm by panchakarma treatments and internal medicines. There are special procedures like snehapana, vamana, virechana, vasthi which can be done according to the person for detoxifying and rejuvenating sperm. It is scientifically proved that after these panchakarma and internal medicines there is an increase in the quality and quantity of sperm which are ready for fertilization. Similarly for mother also the strength of the uterus and For female also the strength of the uterus and balance of hormones can be obtained by internal medicines and also by panchakarma treatments. Even after conception the diet, medicines and therapies can be advised to maintain the pregnancy.
The antinatal care plan can be adopted in the plan of monthly routines of diet, medicines and suitable therapies can be planned which will help in proper growth & development of the fetus and easy and safe delivery.
Not only antinatal care, but post natal care of the mother and baby can be planned. The diet, routine and ayurvedic therapies, yoga for mother can be planned which will help to regain the health completely. The care of the baby from first day itself can be planned.
Being childless is not an illness, it is a slow growing tenour of the mind. When Ayurveda can give a number of answers with its medicine and special treatment it is time we put this problem aside and bring happy mothers in to this world. Apthasree ayurveda here it is with its authentic ayurvedic principles to help and treat the couple with infertility by physically, mentally and spiritually detox therapies to get a healthy child.