MULTI-MODALITY AYURVEDA REGIME IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TUBAL BLOCKAGE: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Aasthapana Basti, Anuvasana Basti, Infertility, Tubal Blockage, Uttar Basti, Virechna.
Introduction: Fertility and conception have been a concern through the ages. Inability to conceive even after one year of unprotected intercourse is said infertility. One of the common causes is tubal blockage which constitutes 30% of total infertility cases. This condition is dealt with Assisted reproductive techniques or invasive procedures like tubal reconstructive surgery which are not accessible to majority of population. So Ayurveda treatment may prove as boon to such patients. A case of tubal blockage which was treated by a multi modality Ayurveda regime has been presented in this paper.
Case Presentation: A 32-year-old female patient complained of unable to conceive for the last 4 years. Patient had history of 2 ectopic pregnancies in 2013 and 2014 for which she underwent left tube salpingectomy and right tube salpingostomy respectively. Her HSG findings revealed right tubal blockage. A Multi-modality Ayurveda regime including Virechana (Purgation therapy), Anuvasana Basti (Fat rich enema), Aasthapana Basti (Decoction rich enema) and Uttar Basti (Intrauterine medication) were planned for duration of 4 months. Post treatment HSG reveals patent right fallopian tube.
Conclusion: Therefore this Multi-modality Ayurveda regime including Virechana (Purgation therapy), Anuvasana Basti (Fat rich enema), Aasthapana Basti (Decoction rich enema) and Uttar Basti (Intrauterine medication)has shown good result in tubal blockage. This treatment is safer and cost effective as compare to available invasive management of tubal blockage with no complications observed so far.