There is a raging epidemic of infertility in today’s India. Ayurveda offers many successful strategies to combat it.
There is a raging epidemic of infertility in today’s India. Ayurveda offers many successful strategies to combat it. Tubal blocks often result in infertility.
While allopathy offers the invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove the blockages, often with limited success, ayurveda offers the healthier panchakarma treatment to help remove these blocks.
In the words of Dr M Anuradha, a senior ayurvedic vaidya in Chennai with an MD in prasuti tantra and stree roga (obstetrics and gynaecology), “Three cycles of yogavasti with uttaravasti is extremely effective in clearing tubal blocks”. With more than 10 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Anuradha has performed thousands of these procedures with successful results. The procedures are easy to perform and require no anaesthesia. It is done as a routine outpatient procedure.
Vasti, an important panchakarma procedure, is a kind of medicated enema. Usually a medicated tailam or kashayam is introduced through the anus into the colon. Uttaravasti is another procedure in which tailam or medicated oil is sent through the cervix into the uterus. When mechanical parts of a machine do not function, we almost always apply a little oil. In simplistic terms, vastis are like that. But in reality one has to wonder at the genius of our acharyas who devised this procedure to address issues related to musculoskeletal problems and of the reproductive organs using various medicated oils and kashayams.