Ayurveda describes infertility as a condition in which an individual cannot contribute to conception due to a biological inability caused by several factors. In women, infertility can also be described as the inability to carry the pregnancy to a full term.
Considering the causative factors like high-stress levels, poor dietary choices, sedentary lifestyle, pollution, infertility in both men and women has become a common problem. Moreover, the number of couples looking forward to expensive fertility treatment methods has also been increasing. In this context, it makes sense to resort to the traditional wisdom that Ayurveda offers to holistically approach the infertility problem and facilitate the process of conception.
Infertility in male is caused due to several factors which include abnormal production or function of sperm, health and lifestyle choices and exposure to certain environmental factors. Ayurveda realised the problem of infertility in men thousands of years ago and laid down the treatments and therapies to cure it. At Govardhan Ecovillage, we follow these ancient and traditional therapies along with a healthy diet and lifestyle remedies to help the couple conceive.
As explained by Ayurveda, the following are the causes of male infertility.
Congenital Abnormalities or Bijaupa Tapa: Certain abnormalities in the gametes can lead to structural and developmental disorders of the reproductive system.
Diseases of Sperm or Sukradosha: Sukradosha or seminal morbidity could result due to the following factors.
Klaibya or Male Sexual Dysfunctions: Klaibya can be caused due to several factors like old age, exhaustion of Shukra, mental worries, debilitating diseases like diabetes mellitus, overstraining of the body, excessive indulgence in sex.
Among the eight major specialities of the Ashtanga Ayurveda, Vajikarana deals with the sexual well-being of an individual. The Ayurvedic treatment for infertility in men includes –
Panchakarma Therapy: One of the most revered therapies in Ayurveda, the Panchakarma treatment for infertility aims at bringing back the balance in the doshas and promoting overall well-being. Some of the Panchakarma therapy recommended for the treatment for male infertility are Basti and Shodhana.
Yogasana: Incorporating the following yogasanas in daily life can help to maintain balance within the mind, body, and spirit and prevent infertility - Padmasana (lotus pose), Bhujangasana (cobra pose), Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend), Parivrtta trikonasana (twisted triangle pose).
Ayurvedic Medicines: In Ayurveda, different dravyas or medicines are used for the treatment of male infertility, such as:
Recommended Diet: Ayurveda recommends including fresh fruits, vegetables and meat in a balanced quantity in your daily diet to maintain physical and sexual health. Dry fruits like almonds, figs, dates, walnuts may also be consumed daily.
Female infertility is often caused due to hormonal imbalances, problems in the body, lifestyle and environmental factors. Certain structural issues can also contribute to female infertility, such as a defect in the cervical canal, blocked fallopian tube, or uterine fibroids.
As explained in Ayurveda, the reproductive health of both men and women depends on the condition of the Shukra dhatu or reproductive tissues. Shukra dhatu is responsible for the production of the ovum in women, and it can be affected by numerous reasons like lack of balanced diet, physical or mental disease, poor digestion, etc. which may obstruct the reproductive channels.
Ayurveda also states the importance of three doshas, i.e. Sadhaka Pitta, Prana Vata and Apana Vata that govern the female reproductive system. Hence, the Ayurvedic treatment for infertility in women aims at balancing these doshas and healing the body from within.
Female infertility can be classified into the following categories.
Some of the natural remedies followed to improve ovulation and treat infertility in women are:
Govardhan Ecovillage offers well-designed programs to treat infertility in women and help them conceive by improving the quality of ovum and environment of the reproductive system so that proper fertilisation and implantation can take place. Our programs also offer Ayurvedic treatment for male infertility to facilitate better quality sperm production and sperm mobility.
The Ayurveda therapies that we use at Govardhan Ecovillage are planned according to the body constitution of the individual and offer effective results in treating the causative factors of infertility. Whatever the problem may be, with our Ayurveda therapies, you can get on the way to a healthy pregnancy and improve your overall health.
Accomodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore the inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.