A CASE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF BASTYANDA BASTI IN SHUKRA KSHAYA W.S.R. TO AZOOSPERMIA
Dr. Anjana Saxena* and Dr. Sujata Kumari
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected coitus. It affects up to 15% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. According to World Health Organization estimate the overall prevalence of primary infertility in India is between 3.9 to 16.8%. The major focus of infertility in the past has been the female patient but with the advancement of diagnostic technology, it was found that males are also responsible for infertility. Out of many causes of male infertility Oligospermia and Azoospermia are the leading causes. This can be described as shukra-kshaya in terms of ayurveda, it could be due to various causes like age, stress, disease, over exertion which causes emaciation, fasting and even excessive coitus. Acharya Sushruta explains in detail about the factors absolutely necessary for conception (garbha-sambhav samagri) - ritu (fertile period/ovulation), kshetra (healthy reproductive system), beej (healthy ovum and sperm), ambu (nourishment). Abnormality of any of these factors can lead to infertility. In the present case, a couple who has been married for last 5 year visited PTSR OPD of RAC, Varanasi with the chief complaint of want issue. They were previously taking allopathic treatment and had undergone Intre-uterine Insemination three time (once in 2019 and twice in 2021) but could not achieve pregnancy. On the basis of patient‟s previous report, the male partner was diagnosed with Azoospermia. Bastyanda basti (uttar basti) was planned and ultimate result i.e., conception was achieved.
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