A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY INFERTILITY – A SINGLE CASE STUDY

Dr Sandhya Lakshmi K, Dr Ashwini K S

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Infertility is “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” (WHO-ICMART glossary).In India, infertility is increasing alarmingly due to sedentary lifestyle choices. A person without progeny s considered as ‘nishphala’ by Acharya Charaka, as offspring are needed to fulfil our pitruruna and to continue lineage and legacy.

OBJECTIVE: To analyse primary infertility of a single couple patient.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A course of vamana and virechana, followed by matra basti in rutu kala (for 2 cycles) was administered to the female patient. Whereas shamananga snehapana followed by mrudu virechana was given to the male partner.

RESULTS: The extensive treatment resulted in conception after the second cycle of matra basti.

CONCLUSION: It is a vaidya’s karma to maintain healthy rutu, kshetra, ambu, beeja of his patients to protect our country’s imminent generation so that they can be productive and can contribute to the society. Infertility can be treated beautifully so that the couples can be blessed with quality progeny.


Keywords


PRIMARY INFERTILITY, rutu, kshetra, ambu,

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