ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF KSHEENA SHUKRA (OLIGOSPERMIA) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ARDHAMATRIKA AND TRITIYA BALADI VRISHYA YAPANA BASTI: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Abhinav Rathore *, Anandita Mehta
Abstract: Ksheena shukra is the disorder where there is kshaya (loss) of shukra (semen), both quantitatively and qualitatively due to the change in diet and lifestyle, which may lead to infertility. In oligospermia also, the sperm count is decreased, which is the most common cause for infertility. “Basti karma” (medicated enema) is proved to be efficacious and important in managing this condition as it has balya (strengthening), shukrala (increases seminal volume), vrishya (aphrodisiac) and brimhana (nourishing) properties. Considering all these merits and scopes of basti, Ardhamatrika niruha basti and Tritiya baladi vrishya yapana basti are selected for the present study to assess their efficacy on different parameters. 30 male patients of ksheena shukra were selected and randomly divided into 2 groups for clinical study. In group A, Ardhamatrika niruha basti and in group B, Tritiya baladi vrishya yapana basti was given in karma basti schedule. Systematic observations were made before and after the treatment and the effect of therapies were assessed on the basis of improvement in subjective and objective parameters. The data obtained was statistically analyzed by applying ‘t’ test. Though, both the Bastis provided statistically significant results, the relief produced in group B was more as compared to group A. On the basis of encouraging results, Tritiya baladi vrishya yapana basti and Ardhamatrika niruha basti can be recommended for the treatment of ksheena shukra.
Keyword: Ksheena shukra, Oligospermia, Basti karma, medicated enema, Ardhamatrika niruha basti, Tritiya baladi vrishya yapana basti