As per Ayurveda Infertility refers to the biological inability of a woman to conceive at their reproductive age & also the condition in which a woman is unable to carry pregnancy till delivery. Infertility is also termed as the failure to conceive after repeated intercourse for a year without any contraception method.

Female infertility often results due to hormonal problems, physical issues and environmental or lifestyle changes.

“WHO stated infertility as “a disorder of the reproductive system defined as the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of continuous unprotected sexual intercourse”

Pregnancy is a natural and spontaneous process that occurs when a couple is mentally and physically healthy. Motherhood is the world’s best experience and best gift given by God to womankind. It is full of hopes, dreams, failure, disappointment, and forgiveness. Over the last few years, our lifestyle is influencing fertility. An unhealthy lifestyle like smoking and drinking affect female fertility and had a bad impact on our reproductive system.

The problem of infertility is quite common nowadays due to lifestyle changes and it has become the need of the hour to find out a way which is less complicated & can be affordable by the common couple.

Mostly the cases of female infertility results due to the inability of producing eggs. One problem caused due to premature ovarian failure, a condition in which both the ovaries stop functioning even before natural menopause. Another reason for infertility is PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome wherein the ovaries fail to release an egg on a regular basis or fails to release healthy eggs.

According to Ayurveda, conception takes place when a healthy sperm and a healthy ovum, and a healthy uterus are there. In both men and women, reproductive health totally depends upon the healthy Shukra dhatu or reproductive tissue. In women, the Shukra dhatu helps to create the ovum as part of the monthly cycle, and in men, the semen is formed due to sexual stimulus.

Due to the long chain of metabolic transformations, the Shukra is created. It starts from the digestion of food, then goes on to conversion of food into nutrient fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow, and finally, to Shukra dhatu. The health of all the other tissues in the body is important for healthy shukra dhatu.

Causes:

Intemperance sex – As per Ayurveda, it leads to ‘Shukra kshya’ or decrease of ‘shukra dhatu’ and can lead to impotence or ‘klehya’.

Inappropriate quality or quantity of ‘Artava dhatu’ – ‘Artava dhatu’ or menstrual blood is the name of the female reproductive tissues. If the quantity or quality of this artava is insufficient, then it can be a cause of infertility in women.

Mental stress – Ayurveda says that a person suffering from depression, anxiety, and insomnia can face issues mostly.

Food consumption –Delaying in the conceiving process if a person consumes a lot of spicy food as this increases ‘pitta’ and weakens the formation of ‘shukra dhatu’.

Controlling sexual urges – If you control or subside your sexual urges for a longer period of time, it may lead to ‘veerya-avarodha’ or obstruction of semen that causes a decrease in libido.

Other:

  • Anovulation
  • Endocrinal abnormalities like PCOD, hypothyroidism, amenorrhea, etc
  • Blocked fallopian tube
  • Cervical stenosis, cervical polyps
  • A disorder like tuberculosis, chocolate cyst
  • Obesity, age factor
  • Psychological and immunological problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Premature menopause
  • Surgical adhesions

As per Ayurveda:

  • Ritu(fertile period)
  • Kshetra(reproductive organs)
  • ambu (nutritive fluid)
  • Beeja(ovum)

Types of infertility:

  • Male infertility
  • Female infertility
  • Combined infertility

Risk factors:

  • Multiple miscarriages
  • Uterine problems
  • Growing age
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Stressful lifestyle
  • Blockage of the fallopian tube
  • Problems related to ovulation

Diagnosis:

  • Thyroid function test
  • PAP smear
  • Laparoscopy
  • Endometrial examination
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pelvic examination

 Tips to follow:

Massage to enhance fertility- This main function of this massage is to bring freshly oxygenated blood to the female eggs, besides eliminating from the uterus stagnate blood and tissues. It also eliminates congestion in the fallopian tubes.

Eating healthy food- Food with Pesticides spray is harmful to the female hormones hence women should consume organic foods like black bean, eggs, tomatoes, lentils, , carrots, cabbage. Consuming high folate food not only builds cells but prevents birth defects as well. This includes broccoli, spinach, and fortified cereals.

Progesterone Cream– This bio-identical hormone cream helps to balance the estrogen and progesterone levels in the female body. Apply the cream directly after ovulation i.e. day 14 in the menstrual cycle.

Regular exercise to Balance the hormones– Engage in weight training exercises to balance out the hormones. Proper exercising keeps the waistline in place which increases the chances of conceiving. Avoid strenuous or long-distance cardio exercises as much as possible.

Yoga- yoga is a good option for women struggling with fertility issues. It helps to reduce stress as well as maintain healthy body weight. Some yoga postures that women can try:

  • Nadi Sodhan Pranayama- alternate nostril breathing techniques
  • Bhramari Pranayama- Bee breath
  • Viparita Karani – legs-up-the-wall pose
  • Hastapadasana- standing forward bending posture

 Ayurvedic medicines:

  • Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal preparations act as a herbal tonic to male and female reproductive organs.
  • Helps to maintain the menstruation process; hence hormonal imbalance is corrected by natural herbs.


Panchakarma (Detoxification of the body):
 

Ayurveda helps in the treatment of infertility by Panchakarma procedures like Basti, Uttar Basti, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya with the help of different Ayurvedic formulations

  • Basti done in Vata predominantly. It helps to increase the strength of reproductive organs
  • Uttarbasti – A procedure of intrauterine instillation of sterile medicated oil or ghee is termed as Uttar Basti. It acts on endometrial receptors of the body.
  • Vamana and Virechana helps in detoxification of the whole body and improve the digestive system for proper nourishment of reproductive hormones and organs.
  • Yoniprakshalana or Irrigation of vulva and vagina with warm decoction with medicated decoction and Pichudharan (Insertion of a sterile tampon soaked in medicated ghee or oil in the posterior fornix of the vagina) are also helpful in infertility

According to Ayurveda; A cheerful mind forms the basis of pregnancy; so relaxing panchakarma procedures like massage, steam, head massage, Shirodhara are done to reduce stress and its impact on infertility treatments.

 Diet:

  • Avoid hot, spicy and salty food.
  • The proper food can help to provide proper nutrition to reproductive organs.

Lifestyle modification:

  • Ayurvedic Doctor can guide you to modify lifestyle according to your body constitution (Dinacharya) and seasonal variations (Rutucharya).
  • Quit cigarette smoking, tobacco, and alcohol as they reduce conception chances. Practice yogasana (e.g. Surya Namaskara, Naukasan , Sarvangasana, Gomukhasan, Pavanmuktasan, Ardhamatsyendrasan, Dhanurasan, Shalabhasan, etc. and Pranayam.

Ayurvedic treatment by CAC

1. Femine care tablet:

Femine care tablet is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties. This tablet contains ingredients like Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera), Muramakki (Commiphora myrah), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Hara Kasis. These tablets are beneficial for PCOD, Bulky uterus, Endometriosis, irregular menses, uterine fibroids, and improvs general health of females.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.

2. Stree poshak syrup:

Stri Poshak Syrup is an Ayurvedic medicine that contains natural and pure herbs which mainly balance the Pitta and Kapha dosha. The syrup is beneficial in curing a woman’s physical weakness, anemia, amenorrhea, etc. It includes ingredients like – Ashok chall (Saraca asoca), Lodhar chall (Symlocos racemosa), Khadir chall (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), etc. This herbal syrup cures the wrinkles on the face, dark circles below eyes, feeling of exhaustion in the body, helps in reducing hot flashes, disturbed sleep, abdominal discomfort, mood elevation, excess sweating, tiredness.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

3. Detox Premium powder:

Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body, balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, and improves the overall health of women, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

4. Women power plus tablet:

Woman power plus tablet is a complete natural health supplement for women which is best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. It works well in the reproductive system and other health-related disorders. This tablet contains ingredients like Rajah pravarthini vati, Femine care tablet, Shatavar extract, Ashoka chall extract Ashwagandha extract, Giloy extract, Anantmool extract, Chandan Safed powder, Kukkutandwaka bhasam, Jeera extract, Safed musli extract, Shiviling extract, Dhatphool extract, Palash phool extract, Brahmi extract, Jatamansi extract, etc. These herbs have the potential to improve female health and libido.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily

5. Men Power Sachet (for men)

This herbal sachet is prepared from the herbal-mineral preparations that deal with problems related to men. All the ingredients are mentioned below in detail:

Parwal Pishti (Coral Calcium): This is the best remedy for Spermatorrhoea.

Shukta Pishti (Pearl oyster)– Shuktika Pishti is very beneficial in reducing the anxiety.

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)– Giloy has shown an anti-stress activity. It acts as an Aphrodisiac thus it delays the time of ejaculation.

Jahar Mohra Pishti (Calx serpentine)It reduces the weakness and fatigue. Jahar Mohar treats the erectile problem and improves semen quality.

Sut Shekhar Rasa (Herbo-mineral preparation) – Sut Shekhar Rasa is the best anti-depressant remedy. It is very useful Ayurvedic medicine to provide relief from fatigue, weakness, etc by improving the blood circulation.

Trivang bhasma (Herbo-mineral preparation)– Trivang bhasma has an aphrodisiac action, which helps to sustain erections and provide strength to penile tissues.

Shankh Bhasma (Conch shell)- This bhasma is beneficial in urogenital and semen disorders like Oligospermia. It is the accepted source of all the minerals that are required by the body and their regular use help in strengthening the overall body system. The bhasma boosts up the immunity naturally.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.