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Comprehensive Guide to Infertility Treatment and Diagnosis Options for Men and Women According to Ayurveda

Discover the pathway of parenthood with Ayurvedas bespoken solutions 

Key Takeaway Points:
  1. Understanding Infertility: Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive naturally after a year or more of unprotected intercourse, is a complex issue affecting both partners.

  2. Causes of Infertility: Ayurveda identifies various factors contributing to infertility, including lifestyle disorders, stress, habits like alcohol consumption and smoking, environmental factors, chromosomal defects, and nutritional deficiencies.

  3. Ayurvedic Approach to Male Infertility: Ayurvedic treatments aim to rejuvenate the reproductive system, improve sperm quality and quantity, and enhance overall health through herbal remedies, dietary modifications, and lifestyle changes.

  4. Ayurvedic Approach to Female Infertility: Customized treatments address hormonal imbalances, irregular ovulation, and uterine health issues through herbal remedies, dietary recommendations, and stress management techniques.

  5. Treatment Principles in Ayurveda: Ayurvedic treatments focus on supporting overall health, balancing energy levels, and improving fertility through ojus-enhancing foods, lifestyle hygiene habits, stress management, and adherence to ritucharya and dinacharya.

  6. Ayurvedic Techniques: Various Ayurvedic therapies like abhyanga, sirodhara, swedana, panchakarma (including vamana, virechana, basti, uttara vasthy, and nasya), and herbal remedies help address infertility issues by detoxifying the body, balancing doshas, and improving reproductive health.

  7. Herbs for Menstrual Irregularities: Ayurvedic herbs like Ashoka, Shatavari, Kumari, Guggulu, and others are used to tackle menstrual irregularities and promote proper conception.

  8. Lifestyle Modifications: Maintaining a Satvik diet, practicing stress management techniques, and following healthy lifestyle habits are crucial for enhancing fertility and exploring treatment options.

  9. FAQs on Infertility: Addressing common questions about infertility, including lifestyle factors, medical treatments, and lifestyle modifications to improve fertility outcomes.

  10. Preventive Measures: Understanding the risk factors for infertility and adopting preventive measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, and seeking medical help when necessary, can help improve fertility outcomes.

  11. Timing and Frequency of Intercourse: Couples are advised to have intercourse during the ovulation period, approximately 12 to 14 days before the next menstrual cycle, to increase the chances of conception.

  12. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Explaining the procedure of IUI, which boosts pregnancy chances by placing sperm directly into the uterus, and its role in fertility treatment.

  13. Secondary Infertility: Understanding secondary infertility, which refers to difficulty conceiving after previously having a child, and seeking appropriate medical help when needed.

Embarking a path of parenthood is a cherished aspiration shared by countless couples in this universe .But the path can be hurdled by many circumstances, especially infertility. Its a complex issue for both the couples.In this blog lets look into the reasons behind infertility and how couples can explore potential of Ayurveda to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents.

If you are ready to embark a holistic and natural approach to address your infertility,there are several avenues in  Ayurveda worth exploring . Experience the transformative power of Ayurveda and take that first pivotal step in realizing your dreams to beget  a progeny  .

Defined as the inability to conceive naturally through unprotected intercourse over an extend period of 1 year or more is called infertility

Let's delve a little deeper into its causes and the possible ways in Ayurveda to treat unexplained infertility.  make your wish come true


Causes of infertility according to Ayurveda

"Soumyam shukram agneyam artavam"

“Shukram/Sperm should be cold in nature and Artavam/Ovum should be like fire."

Uncovering the cause of male infertility

·      Life style disorders like Obesity ,diabetes can change the quality of sperms

·      Stress like the physiological stress can affect the quality of sperm

·      Habits like alcohol ,drugs and smoking can cause negative effect on sperms

·      Environmental factors like radiation to rays emitting devices and chemical exposures, environmental pollutions

·      Chromosomal defects

·      Nutritional deficiencies like Vitamin C ,E B,and zinc can affect  male fertility

The above can cause hormonal imbalance and impact sperm production

A normal count for a male sperm count exceeds 15 million per mm with 70 percent of motility .When there is a low count its called oligospermia .When the motility is below 30 percent its astenozoospermia and when there is structural deformity its called teratozoospermia .A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia ,and with absence of semen  is called aspermia


Ayurvedic understanding behind male infertility

Beeja dosha – Defects in gametes ,chromosomal defects ,tubular defects ,testicular cancer

Sukra dosha – Disease of sperms  may be due to food factors like excess oily, spicy, bitter, and astringent foods etc., affecting fertility and possibly leading to conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome.

Behavioral patterns like excess sex indulgence ,suppressing natural urges ,late night sleep ,etc

Psychological factors like anxiety ,anger ,stress  etc



Understanding the causes which lead to female infertility

·      Hormonal causes – Problem with improper ovulation leads to not occurring of proper releases of  egg from ovary and the thickening of endometrium in preparation for the fertilized egg to implant .With hormonal imbalance the above may not function properly

·      Damage of fallopian tubes – pelvic infections ,endometriosis and surgeries may cause fallopian tube damage thus it can prevent contact between the eggs and sperm

·      PCOD – Which is again a hormonal disorder leading to infertility

·      Obesity – Ovulation is disturbed in obese patients dur to hormonal and metabolic disorders

·      Stress, anxiety ,fear ,emotional distress  – can easily cause infertility

·      Cervical causes – like cervical cancer

·      Endometriosis – a condition where endometrial tissues grow outside the uterus and can cause unexplained infertility.  tubal blockage and ovulatory problems

·      Pre mature ovarian failure

·      Unfollowing a strict diet and life style pattern

·      Uterine fibroids 

·      Age factor – as women ages ,the quality and quantity of egg decreases making it more challenging to conceive .fertility naturally declines with age

·      Hyperacidity ,long term constipation

·      Over stimulated adrenals

·      Environmental pollution

·      Auto immune disorders ,Cancer

·      Certain medicines for radiation ,chemo can have permanent or temporary effects on infertility


Ayurvedic factors affecting conception

·      Rithu – age of the couples and pattern of the menstrual cycle

·      Kshetra -Uterus, healthy womb

·      Ambu – hormones supplied for the fetus, a process that can be influenced by fertility drugs.

·      Beeja -Healthy sperm and ovum



Treatment principles in ayurveda to treat infertility


Ayurveda aims at supporting overall health by giving strength to the body's healing and also balancing the energy levels and mechanism

Diet plays a crucial role in enhancing ojus in the body . The ojus-enhancing foods like sweets, ghee, nuts, milk, fresh fruits, vegetables  can improve energy levels  and balance the hormones


Using artificial preservatives, sweeteners, fatty diets, MSG, artificial flavors, toxic foods, excessive alcohol, caffeine, cigars, red meat, refined sugar, and carbohydrates can affect the hormones and can interrupt the ovulation  and fertilization process

So, maintaining good lifestyle hygiene habits, eating organic foods, watching out for good digestion, managing stress levels, adequate sleep, and following ritucharya and dinacharya are essential steps in enhancing fertility and exploring treatment options.  a routine can help in healthy ovulation and supporting a healthy conception



Ayurveda for male infertility


Male infertility treatment is explained under Vajikarna chikitsa in Ayurveda 

It includes combination of therapies ,herbal remedies,dietary modification and life style changes .they help to rejuvenate the reproductive system alsong with improving sperm quality and quantity and enhance overall health


Along with the herbal medicines the therapies like  abhyanga (massage)  sirodhara (continuous pouring of oil on to forehead)  and swedana (herbal fomentation ) help in reducing stress and improving blood circulation and detoxifying the body


Ayurveda for female infertility


Infertility treatment offers a personalized ayurvedic treatment tailored to the specific needs and circumstances.It can focus on restoring harmony of body, mind and spirit addressing the root cause of the diseases 

Based on the findings,the customized treatment plans includes herbal remedies, dietary recommendations, life style modifications and stress management techniques 

They help to regularize the ovulation and manage to restore hormonal imbalances ,improve the ovarian functions and enhance uterine health and regulate the cycles 


Techniques in ayurveda includes

·      Ama pachana treatments to correct agni

·      Vatanulomana – correcting the functions of vata

·      Swedana – cleansing by inducing sweat.There are different forms of swedana therapies like pinda swedanam ,baspha swedam ,nadi swedam ,upanaha swedam ,patra pinda swedam ,podi swedam etc

·      Panchakarma treatment techniques which involves the following schedules like


·      Vamana - It helps in balancing the female hormones, weight management, and endometriosis. It is the vomiting method of balancing vitiated Kapha. Thus, it helps in cleaning the channels (strotas), and increases the blood circulation in the reproductive system. So, it is one of the best ways to increase fertility.


·      Virechana - It eliminates body toxins in normal language while as per Ayurveda, it is the best treatment for Hyperacidity, to maintain temperature and pH in the reproductive system. It eliminates the vitiated Pitta from the body, an approach sometimes paralleled in the detoxification processes recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. It is the purgation method to remove toxins. Specially, in cases of recurrent abortions, it is an infertility cure.


·      Basthy - Enema of medicated oil or Decoction is given through the Rectum. As per Ayurveda, Yoni Vyapads (Reproductive system-related disorders) are mainly due to vitiated “Vata”. Basti releases obstructions in the way of Vata dosha and thus regulates the normal phenomenon of “Vata.” Different types of medicated Oils, Ghruta (ghee), milk or decoctions are used for Basti treatment. It can state miracles in infertility treatment in Ayurveda if administered properly with appropriate medicines. Apana Vayu is the type of “Vata Dosha”, which controls on the Shukra Dhatu (Semen) in males & Aartava (Ovum) in females. “Apan Vayu” controls the reproductive system. The procedure “Basti” regulates Apan Vayu which improves the quality of Sperm & Ovum, similar to how certain fertility drugs function to enhance reproductive capabilities.


·      Uttara vasthy - Uttara Basti (Vasti) is the most effective treatment in gynecological disorders. Medicated oil or ghee is inserted in the uterus for 3 days in a cycle. Signs of Infertility in women or Infertility symptoms are not specific but scanty bleeding, dysmenorrhea, delayed cycles etc may be considered as a few that causes Infertility. It helps in the purification of the toxins in the uterine cavity like adhesions and clears the Aartava Vaha Srotas, pacifies vitiated Apana Vayu and improve follicular maturity. Hence it is very important to boost fertility.


·      Nasya  - an ayurvedic nasal therapy holds potential fits n addressing infertility  by targeting the underlying imbalances and promoting reproductive health

Herbs used to tackle menstrual irregularities and helps in proper conception

Asoka, dasamoola, Sathavari, kumari, nagakesara, guggulu, jeevanthy, guduchi, Punarnava , Eranda , goksura, kapikachu, amlaki, aswagandha etc


How to deal with infertility as a woman?

You may have to rule out the root cause of the problem ,learn about the dietary changes recommended, follow the life style changes ,understand to deal with the stress and social pressures and by taking appropriate treatment ,you can deal with infertility by many ways


Why I'm not getting pregnant?

Three could be ennumber of reasons like hormonal changes, age, obesity, stress, problems with ovulation, structural deformities etc, etc 

What is the first treatment for infertility?

Oral intake of  medicines to rule out the cause of infertility would be the first line of treatment

Which infertility treatment has the highest success rate?

IVF could have the highest success rate

In Ayurveda uttaravasthy can bring out positive results 

Which medicine is best to get pregnant fast?

Oral medicines can stimulate ovulation by causing the pituitary glands to release FSH  and LH which can stimulate the growth of an ovarian follicle containing eggs

What to do after infertility?

You need to reach out for the proper medicines and treatments

Can ivf treatment cause cancer?

Ladies aged above 55 who tries for IVF  are susceptible to cancer by 0.7 percent

Can ivf treatment cause breast cancer?

0.7 percent chances are there due to over exposure of hormones

Does fertility treatment cause cancer?

There may be possible risk of ovarian cancer with the medicines gives to stimulate the ovulation

What's ivf treatment?

It’s a complex series of procedures that can lead to a pregnancy.During this process ,mature eggs are collected from ovaries and fertilized with spem in the lab . When the fertilization happens ,these eggs or embryos are planted in the uterus and develops as babies 


Which infertility treatment technique is the most common?

IVF is the most common technique used for infertility

Is male infertility treatment common ?

Yes it do.It is common with quality of sperm or some tubular defects

Why ivf treatment fails?

Due to embryo quality and life style disorders ,weak uterus

Does ivf treatment make you gain weight?

Yes you gain weight due to controlled ovarian stimulations

What is art infertility treatment?

It includes all fertility treatment in which eggs or embryos are handled is one of the main ART fertility treatment

Can ivf treatment cause early menopause?


Can ivf treatment cause ovarian cysts?

May be cause functional ovarian cyst during the hormonal variations in procedures

Alcohol and fertility: how much is too much?

Yes alcohol can reduce the sperm count and quality and quantity

Are there any long-term complications linked with this or other infertility treatments?

They may cause multiple pregnancy ,hot flushes ,breast tenderness ,weight gain etc

Are there any nonmedical approaches, such as relaxation or meditation, that could improve our chances of getting pregnant?

Yes it does .Stress management can help in safer pregnancy

Are there lifestyle changes we can make to improve the chances of getting pregnant?

Yes following a Satvik diet and by following a healthy life style one can improve the chances of pregnancy

Based on my partner’s age and my age, how soon should we get tested for fertility problems?

If you are under 35,even after 1 year of unprotected sex if its difficult to conceive ,you should seek medical help

Can birth control cause infertility?

Not really .It can prevent pregnancy but not make you infertile

Can chlamydia cause infertility?

It can hamper fallopian tube which can indirectly lead to infertility

Could smoking, alcohol, or stress affect my fertility?

Yes it does

Do I need to see a fertility specialist?

Weh you have been trying to conceive more than a year without any results ,you need to seek medical help

Does Female Age Affect Fertility?

By around 30 .female fertility starts declining

Does PCOS affect pregnancy?

Yes its one of the major reason for infertility

Fallopian tubes: Is pregnancy possible with only one?

Yes you can

Have you been charting your cycles or testing for ovulation?

It’s a measure to know the average basal body temperature over the length of the menstrual cycles which has been a tool to determine if ovulation has happened or not .Its useful to optimise the  fertile period

How is female infertility diagnosed?

By USG  abdomen and by hormonal assay

How is male infertility diagnosed?

By sperm analysis

How many times might we need to try this Ayurveda treatment before we conceive?

At least until your periods gets perfect and ovulation is proper

How often is assisted reproductive technology (ART) successful?

About 50 percent success is there

Hypothyroidism and infertility: Any connection?

Yes it can interfere in release of eggs from ovary which can hamper fertility

Is endometriosis a cause of infertility?

Yes it does

Is infertility just a woman's problem?

Absolutely no. Male partners are equally a cause 

Semen allergy: A cause of infertility?

It may be difficult to have a contact if there is a semen allergy .Though it may not be a direct cause for infertility

Should my partner and I both get tested for fertility problems?

Yes its Better to for a faster results

Sperm selection in natural conception: What can we learn from Mother Nature to improve assisted reproduction outcomes?

In natural conception only a few sperms can reach the site of fertilisation through the cervical mucous .It means  its already decided which womb would carry which progeny

The role of the cervix in fertility: is it time for a reappraisal?

Yes cervical health is very important for fertility .Endo cervical canal should produce mucous for a facilitated entry of  sperm

What are some complications of infertility?

Ectopic pregnancy ,multiple pregnancy ,gestations ,ovarian hyperstimulation’s ,obesity ,hormonal elevations

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Obesity. Sedentary life style ,stress, poor dietary habits

What increases a man's risk of infertility?

Childhood infections like mumps ,low hormones ,alcohol and poor life style and diet

What is intrauterine insemination (IUI)?

Intra uterine insemination  isa  procedure boosts the chances of pregnancy by placing the sperm directly to uterus

What is secondary infertility?

Difficulty in conceiving after previously having  a progeny 

When and how often should we have sex if we hope to conceive?

You are more fertile during ovulation, which usually occurs 12 to 14 days before your next period starts. This is crucial information for those trying to become pregnant. This is a period when you are most likely to get pregnant .Having a contact almost every day or every alternate day during ovulation can increase your chances of pregnancy







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