Secondary Infertility is a major concern worldwide, accounting for about 40% of female infertility due to lifestyle factor. Secondary Infertility is having a close proximity to a disorder Vandhyatwa explained in Ayurvedic classics, due to a variety of causes. Several Ayurvedic interventions are advised such as Panchakarma (∼purification therapy) for vitiated Doshas in female reproductive organs, Snehapana (∼oral intake of medicated oil) followed by Virechana (∼purgation) to produce quality ovum. Other internal medications like Phalaghrita, Ashokarishta, Kanchanara guggulu etc. have a probable mode of action with enhancing the perceptibility of endometrium for implantation. Correlating fallopian tubes with the Artavavaha Srotas, its block is compared with the Sanga Srotodushti (obstructive pathology occurring in channels)of this Srotas. By virtue of the purification therapy and internal medication working synergistically might remove the Srotodustht.
A 30 year old female with a history of eight years post marital infertility was treated with Panchakarma along with Ayurvedic medicines after being diagnosed as infertility due to tubal blockage for a period of 16 weeks.
After 16 weeks of treatment, she reported with amenorrhoea and found Urine Pregnancy Test positive. Subsequently, confirmed the pregnancy by USG, as single live intrauterine foetus of Sonic Gestational Age – 8 weeks 5 days.
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