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Male & Female Infertility - Can Panchakarma Treatment Help?

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Dr. Pradnya Aptikar 90% (202 ratings)
B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Thane  •  24 years experience
Male & Female Infertility - Can Panchakarma Treatment Help?

Infertility can affect both men and women due to various biological, physiological, and psychological reasons. It takes a toll on the person’s physical health and on their mental wellbeing. Infertility can also end relationships. But thankfully, most cases of infertility are treatable.

No, we are not talking about complicated procedures like IVF or surrogacy. These expensive and elaborate procedures are among the last resorts. We are not talking about hormone treatments either. They have numerous side effects. The safest solution lies in Ayurveda.

Panchakarma is a detoxifying and rejuvenating therapy and it can help with infertility unless the cause of infertility lies in some biological complication that cannot be undone without surgery.


Causes of Infertility -

Infertility in males can be due to the following factors:

  • Physical trauma to the testicles due to an injury or surgical mishap might cause retrograde ejaculation or block the path of the sperms completely.

  • Obesity can lead to testosterone deficiency which can affect sperm count.

  • Smoking.

  • Alcoholism.

  • Lack of a balanced diet.

  • Stress and other mental health problems can cause infertility by affecting the hormones and sperms adversely.

  • Health conditions like diabetes.

  • Exposure to environmental toxins.

  • Genetic problems.

  • STDs.

  • Side effects of some medication.

  • Erectile dysfunction.

  • Delayed ejaculation or no ejaculation.


Infertility in females is usually caused by:

  • Fallopian tube trauma.

  • Hormonal imbalance due to biological or psychological reasons.

  • The cervical canal does not provide a hospitable environment for the sperms.

  • Uterine polyps or fibroids.

  • PCOS.

  • Vaginal dryness due to hormonal or psychological reasons.

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems can cause infertility without even changing anything about the physiology.

  • UTIs and STDs.

  • Narrow cervical opening leading to difficulty having intercourse.

  • Smoking.

  • Alcoholism.

  • Obesity.

  • Health conditions like diabetes.

  • Side effects of medication.

The effects of most of these factors, except the genetic reasons and ones that involve permanent nerve damage, can be reversed by Ayurveda along with a healthy lifestyle.


The Effect of Panchakarma - 

Panchakarma is a detoxification routine that removes all toxins from the body and relaxes the mind. Here are various ways the Panchakarma routine helps with infertility:

  • Uttarbasti: It is the treatment for the management of infertility and many urinary tract disorders

  • Basti: Basti is an enema of herbal oils used in ayurveda. It is one of the Pradhana Karmas of Panchakarma and it is used to treat infertilty or vata disorders.

Ayurveda, in general, can help with diabetes, and other health conditions that obstruct fertility. Side effects of medicines can be undone with Ayurveda. Stress relieving and hormone rebalancing can cure conditions like ED, PCOS, and dryness.

What’s best is, Ayurveda is not at all expensive, and has zero side effects. So, this is not only a good option, but the best option to try in case of infertility in men or women.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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