A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF VAJIKARANA VASTHI YOGAS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFERTILITY
Dr. Sandhya Krishna K.T.*
The World Health Organization defines infertility as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”1 A study carried out by WHO in 1987 finds that male reproductive capacity was deficient in nearly 50% of infertile couples. Stressful life-style, genetic, immunological, iatrogenic or endocrine causes are already proven substantiating to infertility. They result in oligospermia, sexual (including erectile in male) and ejaculatory dysfunction which eventually brings the inability to conceive in numerous cases. Ayurveda as a holistic medicine helps in healthy conception by strengthening whole body systems through proper cleansing and appropriate medicaments. The term vajikarana vasti refers to the vasti yogas having effect on reproductive system and helps in rectification of various sexual dysfunctions.
Keywords: Infertility, niruha vasthi, vajikarana.
[Full Text Article]