ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KSHEENA SHUKRA (OLIGOSPERMIA) LEADING TO MALE INFERTILITY: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Akhilraj A.R. *, Amalraj A.R.
Abstract: As per the World Health Organization (WHO) report in India, the overall prevalence of primary infertility ranges between 3.9 to 16.8%. A recent report on status of infertility states that, 50% is related to reproductive anomalies or disorders in the male, in which 90% of male infertility problems are related to Oligospermia and other abnormalities in semen analysis. As per Ayurveda, Oligospermia can be considered as Ksheena Shukra. Surgery, Hormone treatments, Medications and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) are the main line of treatment in Conventional medicine, but these are associated with many unwanted and serious adverse effects. The present case discussion is about the effective management of a case diagnosed as Ksheena Shukra (Oligospermia) with Ayurvedic intervention, which was posted for ART and Hormone therapy. The aim of this case report is to evaluate the effect of Ayurvedic treatment in the management of Ksheena Shukra. In this case study, Shodhana procedures (especially Virechana karma) were performed before the administration of Rasayana and Vajikarana drugs, which are Narasimha rasayana, Bhringarajasavam, Ashwagandha churna. The pre and post Semen analysis on the treatment period shows, marked increase in sperm count and motility. The outcome of this case reveals that the Oligospermia associated with male infertility can be effectively managed by Ayurvedic treatments.
Keyword: Ksheena Shukra, Oligospermia, Case Report, Shodhana, Rasayana, Vajikarana