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Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 275-279

Basti in Klaibya

Dr. S. Bharath Narendra1, Dr. Anita Patel2

1Asst. Prof., Dept of Roga Nidana, SJSAC&H, Nazarathpet, Chennai 600123.
2Associate Professor and H.O.D, Dept. of Rachana Sareera, SJSAC&H, Nazarathpet, Chennai 600123.

Corresponding Author: Dr. S. Bharath Narendra


Lord Krishna in his Bhaghavad Geeta says “O Partha! Do not lose the virility of a fighter! To you, it is not fitting. Shake this faint-hearted feeling and come on! O the banisher of your enemies!” However, this was when Partha knew his enemy and had a momentary confusion. What about the crores of people all over the world who suffer from erectile dysfunction(ED)? ED has a plethora of causes. Like it is said in our ayurvedic classics, knowing the Nidana is the basis for chikitsa. As, depending upon the Nidana, the treatment will differ from person to person. The same way in Klaibya, according to Caraka acharya there are 4 different types of Klaibya which are classified based on their Nidana. Out of Beeja, Beejabhaga and Beeja bhaga avayava, any one is affected in Beejopaghataja Klaibya. Erectile Dysfunction is Dwaja Bhanghaja, senility is the cause for Jaraja and Dhatu Kshaya is the cause for Sukra Kshayaja.
Carakokta Klaibya dealt in yoni roga chikitsa adhyaya has a lot of similarities when compared to the Erectile Dysfunction (ED) explained in western medical science. The authors of this paper have conducted a clinical trial and have published a research article on how basti is useful in Klaibya. Based on the subjective parameters like Duration of Erection, Duration of Intercourse & Duration of Ejaculation and, objective parameters like Quality of Erection Questionnaire (QEQ), IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function) and, hormones like FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), Testosterone and Prolactin. In this study Bala Ashwagandhadi taila was used for the first time in Klaibya. Different forms of Basti and Abhyanga were used in permutation and combination in this

Key words: Klaibya, Erectile Dysfunction, Basti.

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