A Clinical Study on Standardization of Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, line of Treatment and Dietary Regimen for Aann Maladu (Male Infertility)

Arul Nehru, P (2016) A Clinical Study on Standardization of Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, line of Treatment and Dietary Regimen for Aann Maladu (Male Infertility). Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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Infertility representing a significant social, medical and economic burden for individual and the society.World widely it affects average 25% of couples. Currently World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, infertility affects one in six couples worldwide, and it is known that the male is involved in up to 50 % of cases. In India infertility is a common and distressing problem. It affects 10-15% of couples of child bearing age. Male partner is responsible nearly 5-7.5 % of cases and particularly sperm related problems as low sperm concentration (oligospermia), poor sperm motility (asthenospermia), and abnormal sperm morphology (teratospermia). Approximately 10% of infertile men are azoospermic. Genetic disorders are one of the main causes and associated with chromosomal (gonosomal) aneuploidy or structural rearrangements to mutations or microdeletions. In infertile men with a chromosomal abnormality, 2.7% shows oligospermia & 10.8% shows azoospermia. Chromosomal aberrations are mainly represented by sex chromosomal defects, which are twice as high in infertile men compared with controls. Idiopathic male infertility caused by several factors as chronic stress, endocrine disruption due to environmental pollution, reactive oxygen species and genetic abnormalities (WHO 2000). Unaetiological infertility should need chromosomal studies. At least 5% of azoospermic males have been found to have Klinefelter syndrome. Diagnosis and trace the cause of infertility are essential to the treatment. Currently a number of scientific laboratory parameters available to detect the infertility in the modern medical practice. Even though the saints have used number of parameters to detect the infertility and find out the aetiology, whereas all the techniques that described by saints were hided according to various reasons. Some printed literatures written by the ancient saints, described these techniques in the form of verses. It is essential to discover all these techniques practically to explore to the world. Scientific research is a method to explore the Siddha diagnostic methods for Aann maladu (male infertility) to the world. Modern diagnostic methods used for the confirmation studies only. We are expecting to document the Siddha diagnostic method to diagnose the male infertility (Aann maladu) at the end of the study. It will be useful to not only Siddha system of medicine also to entire world. Aim : A Clinical Study on Standardization of Siddha Diagnostic Methodology, Line of Treatment and Dietary Regimen for ―Aann Maladu‖ Objectives : • Primary objective:  To document the ancient semen analysis technique in the diagnosis of ‗Aann Maladu’ • Secondary objective:  To document the Ennvagai Thervugal in the diagnosis of ‘Aann Maladu’  To frame the Diagnosis based on Iympul Iyakka Vidhi (Panchapatchi)  To establish line of treatment  Documenting dietary regimen. The Siddha system of medicine is one of the ancient traditional systems molded by Siddhars. Siddhars used their supernatural wisdom to keep the world healthy as invent the wonderful medicines as well as design life style methods to prevent and cure the diseases. In addition they devise and propounded the diagnostic methods to diagnose the disease. The character of the semen and sugar content of semen in Aann maladu was mentioned under Yugi munichikitcha saaram and semen analysis such as floating of semen in the water or in the urine and frothy urine also mentioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate and document the ancient semen analysis technique in the Aann maladu.Further Ennvagai thervu, Nei kuri, Manikkadai and Iympul iyakka vithi also observed in this study. 40 cases were analyzed for this work according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Proforma was maintained for this analysis for the 40 cases. Semen analysis such as floating of semen in the water and in urine, Neer kuri, Nei kuri, Naadi, Manikkdai and iympul iyakka vithi were observed and discussed. Conclusion : In the Nei kuri irregular shape of oil drop was observed with slow spreading and in neer kuri majority of patients had yellow colour urine and with frothy. There are two types of naadi was observed among the 40 cases such as Pittha kabham and Pittha vatham. Most of patients had manikkadai between 8 ½ - 9 ½. In Iympul iyakka vithi, the maximum patients consult in theipirai and maximum patients were affected by pittham. Swadhittanamis the area affected by maximum number of patients according to iympul iyakka vithi. But in the semen analysis the semen dose not float in the water or urine. According to above observation the Aann maladu can be diagnosed above mentioned ancient techniques without semen analysis. Further studies have been needed for semen analysis to prove the Aann maladu.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No. 321315002)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male Infertility ; Aann Maladu ; Standardization ; Siddha Diagnostic Methodology ; line of Treatment ; Dietary Regimen ; Clinical Study.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 03:59
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 15:00
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/491

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