In today's fast-paced world, where stress and modern lifestyles reign supreme, the decline in sperm count among men is a growing concern. Shockingly, recent reports suggest that even COVID-19 may induce inflammation of the testis, affecting sperm formation and quality in infected patients. With the average sperm count in a healthy male ranging from 40 to 300 million per millilitre, counts below 10 million are considered poor, signalling reduced chances of conception.
In India, where fertility problems affect around 1 out of 5 males, addressing this issue has become more critical than ever.
Here are some simple yet effective ways to improve sperm count and boost fertility:
Maintain Coolness Below the Belt:
Avoid hot water baths and tight underwear, as they can elevate testicular temperatures, leading to decreased sperm production. In Ayurveda, semen or Shukra is considered "cool," emphasizing the importance of maintaining optimal testicular temperature for healthy sperm formation.
Ditch Tobacco and Alcohol:
Smoking and alcohol consumption can wreak havoc on sperm health. Quitting these habits can reverse the damage done, paving the way for improved fertility.
Embrace Proper Nutrition:
Maintain a healthy weight and indulge in a balanced diet rich in protein, fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. These dietary choices not only support overall health but also play a pivotal role in boosting fertility.
Prioritize Physical Activity:
Regular exercise and yoga not only help maintain a healthy weight but also alleviate stress and anxiety, contributing to enhanced fertility.
Harness the Power of Herbal Remedies:
Numerous studies have highlighted the efficacy of herbal medicines in increasing sperm count and motility. Herbs like Kapikachhu (Velvet Bean) have been specifically identified for their ability to enhance sperm count and improve fertility.
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**Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond
- Khalil Gibran**
The term ‘Yoga’ can be interpreted as ‘to unite with the real’ & ‘separate oneself from the unreal’. It also means to have discipline. We can say that the discipline of Yoga is not limited to but extends across all three elements leading to physical, mental and spiritual well being.
At the molecular level coal and diamonds are nothing but Carbon. But in coal these carbon is mixed with other impurities and not the molecules are arranged randomly. Whereas in Diamonds due to pressure the carbon molecules are more structured and uniformly placed. So the 8 branches of yoga (see. fig) are a means to achieve this unity within.
In the human equivalent to coal, the impurities can range from materialism, unruly emotions, desires, insecurities, etc. Following the rules as enumerated by the yoga sutra could lead towards a sense of self realization or awareness .
Yoga has come a long way today. Recognized by the WHO and celebrated across the world on the 21st of June world over. Yes, we can say that Yoga and Ayurveda does have the world in its grip and thrall.
At one point in time ‘Yoga’ was a means to attain Salvation or Moksha. The scenario today is different and is changing every moment. Currently, we are utilizing a small part of Ashtanga yoga for rehabilitative and restorative purposes. It has become a way to tackle weight concerns, mobility issues, rejuvenate and more. To be more precise it is now more body focused than spiritual, inspiring hashtag trends, challenges and other social media storms. But we also need to look deeper into what it is trying to tell us. It is an opportunity to recognise the universe that is you with its own unique complexities, understand how it operates and have control on your mind.
Human nature as we are well aware always prevails. Yet again we find that we are taking what we want for ourselves with the commercialization of yoga that is so prevalent today. In this way it is losing its purpose and we have become trapped into exactly what ‘Yoga Sutras’ teach us to be free from. This again leads to ‘Dukha’.
While practicing the yoga asanas if we try to practice some of its teachings then even in its simple & humble form ‘Yoga’ itself will be enough.
**Better to complete a task well, than to do much imperfectly - Plato**
Dr. Madhuri Bhogan (MD AYU)
Few guidelines that can be followed during the Varsha Ritu :-
Try to refrain from:
- Excessive liquid intake, wine, achar (pickles of all types), food which is heavy and hard to digest
- Getting wet in rain, day sleep, exercise, hard work, staying at river bank, and exposure to sunlight, wind are to be avoided
Seasonal Daily Regime:
- Use of hot water for baths
- Rubbing the body with Oil properly after a bath is advised
- Medicated Basti (enema) under the supervision of a Registered Physician, to expel vitiated doshas
- Tab Corysan,
- Sandu Mahasudarshan Kadha,
- Sandu Sitopalasav,
- Sandu Mahamanjishthadi kadha,
- Sandu Chyavanprash,
- Makarprash etc only on advice of Registered Medical Practitioner.
KNOW YOUR PRAKRUTI
The Ayurvedic concept of Prakriti is helpful in maintaining health, understanding disease and its management. Analysing your own Prakriti helps you know about your body and its requirements. It will help to maintain a good and balanced personal, family and professional life. It helps to plan your lifestyle, diet etc according to your body requirements. So, Take a look at the questionnaire.
A = VATA, B = PITTA, C = KAPHA
HOW IS YOUR:
- Lean & tall body
- Average weight & medium built
- Plump, delicate & well built
- Rough with tendency to darken
- Clear, smooth with excessive red skin, freckles, pimples & black moles
- Bright, smooth & attractive
- Rough, dry irregular, cracked
- Glossy & red
- Long, thick, smooth & appear white
- Dry & thin having a dark tone
- Glossy and reducing
- Thick & full lips having glossy & smooth
- Rough, dry & break easily
- Early greying
- Pleanty, thick & glossy
- Prominent with cracking noise on movement
- Medium, not too defined
- Strong & compact
- Intolerance to Cold temperature
- Intolerance to Hot temperature
- Seldom with no odor
- Excessive with foul odor
- Normal with peculiar smell
- Quick & light gait
- Normal gait
- Slow & steady gait
- Poor eater & irregular appetite
- Voracious eater & strong appetite
- Slow eater & poor appetite
- Very fast
- Slow & resonant
HOW ARE YOUR:
- Quick to like & dislike & highly irritable
- Quick to temper & recovery
- Slow temper
- Poor stress tolerance
- Low stress tolerance
- Calm, low irritability & patient
- Irregular, short term- excellent, long term-weak
- Long term-good
- Very fast
Out of these three options select only one.
Each question will carry 1 point.
All option A will correspond to Vata. Similarly option B for Pitta and option C for Kapha.
After receiving all answers, calculate how many times each option is selected.
Body type corresponding to option selected for highest times will be your Prakruti.
eg. Out of 41 questions,
If person selects option A 18 times, option B 12 times and option C 11 times then his Prakruti will be Vata type.
If person selects option A 7 times, option B 20 times and option C 14 times then his Prakruti will be Pitta type.
If person selects option A 9 times, option B 10 times and Option C 21 times then his Prakruti will be Kapha type.
In case of tie for first two positions, then his body type will be of two doshas.
If final score for Option A (Vata) and Option B (Pitta) is same (eg 15 for each one) and for Option C is 11; then he will have Vatapitta Prakruti.
If final score for option B(Pitta) and Option C(Kapha) is same then his Prakruti will be PittaKapha.
If final score for option A(Vata) and option C(Kapha) is same then Prakruti will be Vatakapha.
According to indivisual's Prakruti Do's and Dont's are displayed in Sandu Arogyadarshika.
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Let's start this blog with a riddle:
What is that natural pause in a Woman's life?
Answering this question is a reality check of how aware you are of yourself & in case you are a male then about the women in your life.
If you are still left wondering then the answer is ‘Menopause’ - The name itself suggest that it’s a Pause in Menstural cycle.
Everyone is aware of the time in school when the concept of menstrual cycle was introduced to them. Through these videos every boy and girl is educated on the changes that happen during this time in the women’s body. So everyone is well informed about ‘Menarche’, but why not about ‘Menopause’ ?
Just like the sun rises, eventually there comes a time where it sets. If ‘Menarche’ is the starting point of the menstrual cycle then a ‘Menopause’ is when it gradually comes to a stop.
Menopause is not sudden but is marked with a period of signs that can vary woman to woman. When there is absence of periods for more than 12 months it is considered that menopause has occured. This doesn’t mean that it's something only women must face and go through alone. This literal and figurative upheaval in her life affects people around her & needs support from other family members.
Just as a Mother always has a kind word to say to us on our worst days similarly she needs the same.
As it's true in any given situation awareness plays a major role in helping to cope with it better. Not surprisingly what exactly is menopause is not known to many women. Recent studies suggest that women are not aware of the term or the signs to look out for. Unlike how knowledge of menstrual cycle is circulated through schools from young age this is not the same for a subject like “Menopause”. So when they start going through the transition period they not only don’t seek professional help but also prefer to remain quiet.
To outline Menopause:
Menopause tends to set in around the age of 40 or 45 which will vary person to person.
General signs and symptoms:
Physical symptoms -
- There is decline in hormones that are responsible for ovulation as well as other reproductive functions.
- Menstrual irregularities
- Hot flushes or flashes & Night sweats
- Palpitations (irregular heart beats) & Headaches
- Thinning hair and Dry Skin
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Osteoporosis (bones become weak and brittle)
- Mood changes
- Sleep disturbances
- Lack of energy
- Difficulty concentrating, and dizzy spells.
Through Ayurveda this absolutely normal transition in a woman's life can become manageable and smooth. Following an appropriate diet and lifestyle definitely makes a difference in relieving these symptoms. Depending on the predominance of doshas during this period an appropriate diet may be followed.
|Signs & Symptoms
|Vata predominant Menopause
|Nervousness, anxiety, pain, mood swings, irregular periods, insomnia, mild hot flashes, constipation,
|increase warm food and drinks. Avoid caffeine, other stimulants & refined sugar
|Pitta predominant Menopause
|Temper, anger, irritability, feeling hot, hot flashes, night sweats, heavy & excessive periods
|Increase cooling foods, water intake, sweet juicy fruits, Avoid hot spicy food and alcohol
|Kapha predominant Menopause
|Weight gain, lethargy, fluid retention, laziness, depression
|Light, dry & warm food, consume fruits, whole grown vegetables
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- Sandu Saraswatarishta
- Sandu Ashwagandharishta
- Tablet Stresan
- Ashoka compound
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Gati Krushna Panda et al. Menopausal Syndrome and Its Management with Ayurveda,International Journal of Health Sciences & Research (www.ijhsr.org), Vol.8; Issue: 5; May 2018
Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD AYU)