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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-51

Ayurvedic Management of Klaibya (Male Sexual Dysfunctions) with special reference to Manasa Bhava (Psychological Factors)


1 Panchakarma Assistant, Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Nilesh N Bhatt
Panchakarma Assistant, Department of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Vata is responsible for all the Chesta, particularly of the Indriyas i.e. Dasha Indriya and Mana which are the keys for normal Sexual functioning. In five types of Vata; Prana, Vyana and Apana causes the impairment of the functioning of these Indriyas. The chief factors causing the condition Klaibya are Vata, Sattva (Mental stability or Mano dosha), Dhatukshaya in general and Shukra Kshaya in particular, Shukravaha Srotodushti and Marmabhighata. In Charaka Samhita Acharya Charaka has also narrated that Kama, Krodha, Bhaya, Shoka etc. factors affects Shukra, Deha Bala and Sattva bala leading to sexual dysfunction. The Vyakulatva of Manasa is a cause for Akshamata of Kama i.e. incapacity of Sattva (Manasa). Keeping about this view in mind, for this study 136 patients were registered and among them120 patients have completed full course of treatment which were equally divided in to four groups. The best relief in the amelioration of cardinal signs and symptoms were recorded among patients of combined group therapy.


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