Dream of every married couple is to parent a child, now a days it is becoming very difficult due to many factors, no matter how much science is advanced, this is the one field where scientists are struggling to find answer, no doubt the modern scientist are inventing most advanced assisted reproductive techniques like In vitro fertilisation (IVF), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), but the question is affordability and success rates, because of these reasons people searching for an alternative solution for this  like alternative system of medicines. If anyone is looking for alternative system of medicines to have an answer for this agonising problem the best option is Ayurveda.

Why Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an age old ancient system of medicine, it has got a history of five thousand years, and this is the only system of medicine which as special branch for infertility and sexual dysfunction called Vajikarana since its origin. Even the modern system of medicine has recently started to develop a separate speciality for Infertility.

What is Infertility?

As per Ayurveda if the couple is unable to conceive after marriage is called Infertile. In Ayurveda at most importance has been given to progeny, the man gets birth with three runas – Deva runa, Rishi runa and Pitru runa one has to fulfil all these three runas to attain moksha. Among these pitru runa is most difficult to attain. Ayurveda realising this, a separate branch has been devoted to deal with the problems of fertility.

According to modern system of medicine, Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.” This means that a couple is not able to become pregnant after a year of trying. However, for women aged 35 and older, inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertility.

Causes of infertility:

The cause of infertility again depends In any pathological condition in below mentioned four factors. i.e.,

  1. Rutu (Appropriate period for conception)
  2. Kshetra (seat for conception)
  3. Ambu (Nourishment for conceived foetus)
  4. Beej – explains need of competent male sperm and equally healthy female ovum. Both sperm and ovum is termed as Shukra Dhatu is Ayurveda.

Specific approach through Ayurveda:

  1. Following the rules of preconceptional care.
  2. Following rules of sexual intercourse
  3. Sharir Shodhan (purification) i.e, removal of body toxins and developing healthy body tissues by means of Panchakarma is very effective.
  4. Medicines for regulation of normal physiology of reproductive system.
  5. Vajikaran Chikitsa – treatment to build healthy reproductive tissues, it acts as a tonic and increases strength, vigour and develops healthy sperm essential for conceiving a health baby.