& Summary on the Basis of Statistics of Sub fertility
K.A. Samajam Hospital
K. Sasidharan MD (Ayu)
present study has shown that Ayurvedic treatment modalities
in sub-fertility disorders produced much positive response
and found that the classical management consisting of
vasthi (medicated enema) treatment were much effective
in dealing with such conditions.
is observed that Rasayana Chikitsa
(Rejuvenation therapies) and Vajeekarana Chikatsa (Aphrodisiac
Treatments) consisting of Sodhana Chikitsa (Purification Therapies),
observation of rules of conduct in relation to food, sleep,
sex, exercise, personal cleanliness, attitudes etc. helped
to produce optimum results in sub-fertility disorders. The
treatment was mainly concentrated on eliminating dhoshas (humour)
of sukla (sperm) and arthava (menustration) and abnormalities
were studied on the basis of dhosha (humour) predominance.
The symptom of vathika sukla doshas (sperm vitiated by vatha
humour) are related to generally seminal vesicle infection,
obstruction, retrograde ejaculation, hypo-androgenic states
etc. Symptoms of paithika sukla (sperm vitiated by pitha humour)
were featured in acute infections related to urethral canal
and adjacent structures, infections and and dysfunctions of
prostrate gland were found in the kaphapithyaja sukla dosha
(sperm vitiated by kapha & pitha)
1 varicocele conditions which were related to male sub-fertility
also got considerable cure in this research programme. In
vathika arthavadosha (ovum vitiated by vatha) the symptoms
generally were related to obstruction and atrophy of tissues
of the uterine structures. The infections of urethra and adjacent
structures were seen in pathika arthava dosha (ovum vitiated
by pitha). Symptoms of hormonal problems were found to be
related to kathapithaja arthavadosha (ovum vitiated by kapha
& pitha). The concept of dooshivisha
(toxic substance in Ayurveda) is considered as one of the
causes of sub-fertility by which the genital functions get
disrupted. The gonadotoxins have been found to mimic hormones
which have similar line of pathology as described in
immune related sub-fertility could be interpreted as the factors
that act inconsistent with normal tissue principles and in
such disorders sodhana therapy (purification) consisting of
particular vasthi (medicated enema) treatment produced marked
changes creating optimum healthy environment of genitourinary
system. The sodhana (purificatory) therapies could help clean
the genitourinary system and the waste products got eliminated
and the drugs selected for the treatment were in compliance
with the doshas (humans) and disease states and the process
of nutrition to different tissues (dathu parinama) got
Chikitsa (Rejuvenative therapy) administrated after Sodhana
chikitsa (purification therapy) got maximum results in many
cases especially in sperm count and motility disorders as
it could replenish the corresponding Dhatu. The administration
of formulations consisting the ingredients of shukra janaka
varga group of drugs (promoting spermatogenesis) also produced
such results due to the homologous properties of such medicines
most of the women with irregular cycles became normal after
the treatment as the treatment focused on the principle of
vayu (vatha humour). this could also be attributed to correction
of hormonal functions as described in modern medicine.
symptoms of arthava dusti
(vitiated ovum) like the discolouration of menstrual fluid,
variation in flow, quantity etc. also reduced considerably
by the classical management considering the various dosha
conditions and the infections of urethra and adjacent canals
also got cured by the same treatment.
ovarian disorders like polycystic ovarian disease, anovulation
etc. also got reduced and proved to be highly statistically
significant. As many of the ovarian disorders are connected
to the endocrine functional anomalies, Ayurvedic treatment
has been found to be very effective in normalizing such functions.
The abnormal uterine discharges
also got cured. In Antisperm-Antibody cases the level of anti-bodies
become reduced considerably, by the sodhana chikitsa consisting
of snehapana, virechana and vasti treatment. This led to the
process of cleansing and eliminating the consistent factors
like harmful anti-bodies, toxins, waste materials etc. of
different body compartments through the nearest channel of
the body utilizing specific drug combinations.
from all the above treatment modalities, counseling also paved
to get good responds in couples with sub-fertility disorders.
The possibilities of the influence by the stellar positions
connected to the couples according to Jyothisha
(Astrology) where also considered in finding out unknown causative
factors related to sub-fertility disorders. Epistemologically,
the birth is the result of the part actions performed during
of the innumerable previous births of an individual and in
Upanihads, it is also stated that one person becomes immortal
through his progeny. The Astro medicine, a particular branch
of Astrology opens up new vistas to identify such shortcoming
in producing good progeny and tantrasasthras contribute enormously
to rectify the same.
rate in conceiving was maximum in "male female factors
of success was higher in "female factors only"
may higher group compared to "male factors only"
statistically significant results in Antisperm-Antibody
cases in "female factor only" group.
statistically significant increase in sperm count by the
statistically significant results in ovarian
uterine discharges got cured by the treatment.