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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-13

Algorithm of ancient Ayurveda method of semen analysis and integrative approach toward male infertility

1 Department of Panchakarma, KLEU's Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dravyaguna, KLEU's Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sreenivasa Prasad Buduru
KLEU's Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum - 590 003, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.183681

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Ayurveda scientifically described as andrology (Vajikarana) incorporates semen morphology in normal and pathological conditions, as 8-fold pathological condition and therapy are based on them. Morphological and physicochemical evaluation methods of semen are useful in better diagnosis of clinical manifestation of underlying etiopathology. Based on the standard publications on andrology, an attempt is made to integrate the clinical and laboratory diagnostics of semen physiology and pathology, which help in understanding the abnormalities in conventional Ayurveda as well as modern medicine to plan appropriate pharmacotherapy. Integrative approach would open up new arena in andrology and widen the scope of therapeutic benefits to more infertile males.

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