Infertility in Men & Women


Ayurvedic Treatment For Infertility in Men and Women at Jhanvi Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh

Jhanvi Yoga has time tested Ayrvedic treatment for infertility in men and Women. We have a team of experienced and competent doctors and therapists that could be your hope at the end of the tunnel.

According to Ayurveda Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a woman of reproductive age to contribute to conception. It can also be the state of a woman who is able to conceive however unable to carry pregnancy to full term. Infertility is also defined as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception according to modern science.

As multiple research shows the increased rate of infertility in both men and women over the past decades. There are multiple factors at play, some are genetic, biological issues and some are driven by fast paced modern lifestyle and increasing stress levels. Our efforts are to leverage the age old wisdom of Ayurveda and help people with less complicated and affordable treatment. Ayurvedic background about the importance of treatment of Infertility is fully explored in ancient literature Atharvaveda.

Common Causes of infertility in Men and Women

Infertility may be due to male or female factors. Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport which include varicocele, infections, ejaculation problems, tumours, hormone imbalances, defects of tubules that transport sperm etc.

Causes of infertility in women include ovarian factors, tubal factors, age-related factors, uterine problems, PCOS, endometriosis etc. Menstrual cycle can be affected by many factors, such as diet, emotional instability, excessive physical exercise, life-style, and stress responsible for creating an imbalance of the Doshas (control the activities of the body-Vata, Pitta and Kapha).

In Ayurveda the main cause of any abnormal function in the body is agnimandya (vitiation of the digestive fire of the body) & tridosha dushti (vitiation of three governing factors of the body).

Consultation with the Doctors

We have a team of qualified BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) doctors and Therapists and at Jhanvi Yoga. If you wish to have a consultation with our doctors, you can send us an email at or call us at +91 8445882197 to book an appointment. For your convenience, we have both female and male doctors. Please do mention your preference, if you have any, while booking an appointment.

The holistic treatment through Ayurveda requires a team of qualified doctors, therapist, Yoga asana and pranayama teacher as well as dietician. We have a full team to help you support on this journey.

Management of infertility in Ayurveda

Ayurveda supports health by strengthening the body's own self-healing and balancing mechanisms. It doesn't rely on intervention by any outside or foreign substance to replace or correct the hormones in the body. It focuses on the treatment of infertility holistically with an aim of improving the overall health and quality of life of the individual. This includes full body assessment to ascertain the body type (prakrati), Taking plant based decoctions prepared from plant root, bark or various herbs and shrubs, practicing specific Yoga asanas to enable unrestricted blood flow and open up energy channels and meditation. There is no one-size-fit-all solution in Ayurveda. Our qualified doctors will work with you to prepare a treatment plan that suits you.

Dietary management

Diet plays a vital role in the prevention and cure of diseases and in maintenance of good health. "Annam Brahmam" - Food has been compared to God, in the ancient Indian scriptures since it is the main factor for sustaining and nourishing life.

Dietary management involves strict compliance and adherence to foods that increase Ojus (an intersection factor of physical, mental and spiritual health of the body, responsible for overall health, energy and liveliness) and to avoid the substances which diminish the Ojas.

This is important to regulate ovulation and enhance fertilisation in women. Eating whole foods provides all nutrients for the health of the body in addition to the fibres that influence hormonal levels of the body. Foods such as processed carbohydrates, excess starch, antibiotic and hormone laden meat and milk and canned produce destroy fertility.

Ojas building food include as milk of desi cow, ghee, nuts, sesame seeds, dates, pumpkin seeds, honey, saffron and avocados, fresh and seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, protein from plant sources like beans, lentils, legumes and peas. Variety of whole grains consumed based on season, spices such as ajwain powder, turmeric (improves the interaction between hormones and targeted tissues), cumin (purifies the uterus in women and the genitourinary tract in men) and black cumin boost fertility.

Diet should be free from trans-fats as they block arteries, threaten fertility and harm the heart and blood vessels and therefore, must be avoided. Foods containing preservatives and other chemicals, like artificial sweeteners, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), diet high in fat and other artificial flavouring and colouring, excess alcohol and caffeine, tobacco, soda, smoking, red meat, refined carbohydrates, such as pasta, white bread, rice etc can exacerbate the problem of infertility.

Infertility Treatment Principles in Ayurveda

Agni deepana and Ama pachana Ama formation (toxins created when undigested food forms in the stomach) by the imbalance in Agni (the power of digestion) lead to many diseases. Therefore, the treatment of Ama must always include the treatment of Agni, including the use of digestive and carminative Ayurvedic formulations, eating meals at proper time following an appropriate schedule. Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments help to eliminate Ama thus corrects Agni. Healthy Agni will also contribute to healthy Ojas.

Vatanulomana The main dosha involved in infertility is Vata. So Vatanulomana (correcting the functions of Vata) is one of the most critical treatments of infertility. Ayurvedic formulations, following routined yoga asanas practice and/or exercise and a strict diet schedule will help in Vatanulomana.

Sodhana Suitable sneha-swedas are done prior to sodhana. Then treatment modalities like Vamana (emesis), Virechana (purgation), Vasti (medicated enema) and Utharavasti special enema administered through urethral or vaginal routes) are done as per the condition of the patient. The patient has to follow peyadi krama(a strict dietary regimen to be followed after Sodhana). This detoxification therapy helps in the expulsion of the toxins from the body. These therapies help to correct ovarian, tubular and uterine problems causing infertility.

Ayurveda treatments help in releasing tension and removing impurities from the body. They nourish the body, revitalize the mind and strengthen the immune system. They are beneficial in reducing stress, nourishing all dhatus of the body and pacifying Vata.

Ayurvedic herbs Infertility itself does not stand alone. It is the result of some other disease. So the herbs used in the treatment are directed towards eradicating the underlying cause. The most commonly known and used herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withaniasomnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemousus), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) are extremely useful formulations which help create the synergistic hormonal balance between the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and the Luteinizing Hormone (LH).

No individual herb alone is considered useful for promoting fertility. Therefore, a combination of herbs is used in the treatment of infertility with the purpose of correcting an organic or functional problem that causes infertility.

The above mentioned herbs must be consumed under the supervision of a practice doctor. Do not take them without professional consultation

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Ayurvedic herbs used in the treatment for infertility:

Ayurvedic treatment is based on hundreds of years of practice and accumulated wisdom on human body behavior. Only an experienced Ayurveda Doctor can decide what type of herbal concoction is suitable for your disease (based on your body type), quantity in which it should be taken and frequency to take the medicine. Below information is just for your awareness, do not practice this on your own. Ovulation disorder - Ashoka, Dashmoola, Shatavari, Aloe vera, Guggulu etc. Premature ovarian failure (POF) - Ashoka, Dashmoola, Shatavari, Guduchi, Jeevanti etc. Blocked fallopian tubes, adhesions (scar tissue) and pelvic inflammatory disease - Guduchi, Punarnava etc. The right combination of herbs helps in regulating menstrual cycles, enhancing general health and wellness, revitalising sperm (enhancing a man's sperm count, morphology and motility), reducing stress, enhancing sleep, controlling anxiety and increasing energy level, balancing the endocrine system and improving blood flow in pelvic cavity, thereby promoting fertility.