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Ayurveda approach for female infertility


A happy married couple expect there journey to complete with a beautiful smile of baby, having a uneventful journey of pregnancy.
But due to today's lifestyle, hectic work pressure, mismanagement of diet, physical and emotional causes results in infertility.Infertility is inability to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected sex for women befor age of 35.
 What are the causes of female infertility?

Infertility causes may be due to male and female factors.
Some couples will be having unexplained infertility.
Female infertility common causes are

  • Tubal blockage, block in fallopion tubes due to pelvic inflammatory disease or other factors.
  •  Uterine polyps, fibroids in uterus, septum .
  •  Thyroid and PCOD issues, hampers healthy ovulation.
  • As the age increases quality of the egg decreases for fertilization.
  •  Obesity
  •  Endometriosis
  •  smoking, excessive alcohol intake
  •  underweight
  •  Sexually transmitted infections

 What are the symptoms that indicates infertility?

  •  Symptoms of hormonal changes
  • pain during intercourse
  • excessive bleeding or absence of periods
  •  Sudden weight gain
  • Painful periods

 Ayurveda treatment approach for female infertility:


Ayurveda treatment aims at the root cause of the infertility. If there is  structural abnormality, ayurveda helps for supporting treatment.
If the infertility causes is due to hormonal changes, PCOD, infections, lifestyle changes, weight, ovulation issues, then Ayurveda treatment treats the root cause of all the doshas so can conceive naturally for uneventful journey of pregnancy.


According to Ayurveda four elements play important role for conception

  • Rutu    Season, that is fertile period in women ovulation period for conception.
  •  Kshetra  Fertile land, healthy uterus with out any ailments for implantation 
  •  Ambu  Water in the form of nutrition, good nutritional supplement to foetus.
  •  Beeja  Healthy egg, that is healthy sperm and ovum for fertilization. 

So if all the four elements are in healthy balanced state, then conception happens. So Ayurveda treatment approach is to maintain the four elements to prevent and treat infertility.
Treatment include according to Dosha involved, panchakarma following Dinacharya, Shamana aushadis, rasayana aushadis.

  •  Snehana with medicated ghrita 
  •  Swedana
  •  Vamana
  •  Virechana
  • Anuvasana vasti
  • Niruha vasti
  • Uttara vasti
  • Then oral medication is advised.
  • Rasayana aushadis advised.

 Panchakarma procedure improves uterus health, regulates the hormones, production of healthy ovum.

Do's and Don'ts

Do's:

  • Plan a healthy life style.
  • Intake of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
  • Food intake at proper time.
  • Practice yoga and pranayama .
  • Walking 30 min daily
  • Proper sleep at night
  • Nuts intake
  • Early morning sunlight exposure

 Dont's:

  • Sugar and salty snacks intake.
  • Junk food intake
  • Tea, coffee, tinned juices
  • Smoking, alcohol
  • Lack of exercise
  • Increased screen time
  • Fat, fried food , cheese 
  • Ready to eat packed food
  • Bakery food

 Important Ayurvedic herbs for female infertility

  •  Ashoka   Ashoka balance hormones, removes toxins from body, good for uterus health.
  •  Ashwagandha  Ashwagandha acts as rasayana, boosting immunity, reduces stress caused due to hormonal changes.
  •  Shatavari Shatavari acts as aphrodisiac  for the conception, by reducing reproductive system problems 
  • Guduchi Guduchi normalises monthly menstrual cycle, reduces painful menstruation, strengthens uterus, boosts immunity.
  • Amalaki  Amalaki balance hormonal changes, stimulates ovulation, helps for conception.

 Home remedies for preventing infertility and treating in initial stage

  •  Including sesame seeds in diet
  •  soak methi seeds in water overnight have early morning in empty stomach
  • Having cow ghee in diet
  •  Intake of 1/4tsp of pure turmeric powder with warm cow milk once in a day
  • Ginger tea intake , boiling ginger in water
  •  Diet plan that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts is the main home remedy .

 Role of yoga in infertility
Yoga is the way of living life that brings back health both mentally and physically in a right path.
In infertility yoga plays a major role to balance the vitiated doshas that is hormones, for healthy ovulation, reduces menstrual cramps and flow, builds Uterus strength.

  •  Surya namaskar
  •  Padahastasana
  • Ushtrasan
  • Matsyasana
  •   Dhanurasana
  •  Halasana

Pranayama

  • Kapala bhati
  • Nadi shuddhi
  • Bhramari 

To relieve stress which is important in this condition to boost confidence and reduce anxiety, maintain healthy status of the body.
 So in many cases diet and lifestyle habits changes brings the things under control to over come the infertility.
So Ayurveda treatment not only treats the infertility  condition but also helps for the conception  and  supports for the uneventful pregnancy journey .
Diet is the main cause of health issues, so it's important to have a balanced diet , stress free routine, practicing yoga, daily walking, proper sleep, these life style changes definitely  give  healthy results and keeps self in balanced state.