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What Are the Different Ayurvedic Infertility Treatments?

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Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine that is based on traditional Indian treatments. This type of medicine can be used to treat infertility, the inability to conceive. There are different Ayurvedic infertility treatments, including herbal remedies, relaxation techniques, and proper nutrition plans. The aim of these treatments is to correct any underlying physical disorders and improve overall health, encouraging natural conception.

Ayurvedic infertility treatments focus on balancing the skukra dhatu, the reproductive tissues. There are elements of the treatments that focus on both the man and woman and elements that focus on each separately. The treatments are aimed to help correct a wide variety of what Ayurveda believes causes infertility.

Herbal remedies are one of the different types of Ayurvedic infertility treatments. There are supplements that both the man and woman are recommended, including Indian gooseberry, a rejuvinator, and Manjistha, a root extract that is thought to help purify the blood. Aloe is also recommended for both sexes to help clear the body of any obstructions.

There are also herbal supplements aimed specifically at women. Rosewater for example, is thought to help prepare the uterus for conception, and teas made from plants such as fennel, saffron, and ginger help to balance the menstrual cycle. Herbal treatments for men focus on improving erectile function, sperm count, and motility. Herbs prescribed include triphala, velvet bean, and Ashwagandha, a form of Indian ginseng that acts as an aphrodisiac.

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Relaxation techniques are an important type Ayurvedic infertility treatment. Both of the sexes are encouraged to practice yoga, with an emphasis on positions that focus on the pelvic floor. These exercises, as well as reducing tension and stress, are thought to enhance circulation and increase sexual prowess and potency. Abdominal massage with warm sesame oil is also recommended for women to be followed by either a steam bath or warm shower.

Ayurvedic infertility treatments also focus on the couple getting the proper nutrition in order to enhance fertility. Both are recommended to avoid the consumption of alcohol and smoking and to increase their levels of exercise. Fresh organic fruits, nuts, and seeds and dairy proteins are all encouraged. Spices such as cumin, turmeric, and garlic are also encouraged to improve overall health, but very hot, spicy, and salty foods should be avoided.

In particular for women, Ayurvedic infertility treatments recommend that beets, nettles, and whole grains are added to the diet as these help to balance the menstrual cycle and encourage the body to conceive. As well as avoiding alcohol, women are also encouraged to cut out chocolate and coffee as these can disrupt the body. Once the different treatments have been followed to provide a holistic approach, the natural fertility of the couple should be improved.

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