Ayurveda focuses on improving the balance of all the three Doshas in the body. However, there are a few aspects of men’s health that are only affected by Ayurvedic methods. Men of different age groups have different Doshas dominance, for example, a boy is dominant in Kapha dosha till he reaches adolescence where Pitta Dosha is dominant. As the man grows old in his late 60s, Vata dosha becomes dominant. Ayurveda recommends Rasayana therapies and an active lifestyle for children to improve strength and promote proper development. From adolescence through middle age, diet and lifestyle play a very important role as the boy transitions into a man in his reproductive age. The Vajikarana is an Ayurvedic remedy for improving the sexual health of men. During aging when the Dhatus degenerate, Vata balancing therapies can promote healthy aging.
Rasayana and Vajikarana are two sides of the same coin as per Ayurveda. There are eight branches of Ayurveda treatment modalities related to reproductive health, especially for men.It is not just a therapeutic measure that includes the administration of herbal ayurvedic drugs, but also highlights the importance of diet, lifestyle, and mental health for men. Vajikarana therapy has multiple benefits for men, from improving their physical strength to balancing their emotional and spiritual health, and treatment of common conditions such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, etc.
Clinical Studies on Vajikarana and outcomes:
An excerpt from a notable research publication state that,
‘Vajikaran is an important treatment modality as per Ayurveda and proposed benefits are manifold including increased sexual capacity, improving the health of future progeny as well as in the treatment of many common sexual disorders like infertility, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. Differences in the philosophical base of Ayurvedic science and modern medical science results in the inability of effective collaboration between these researchers and practitioners. Because lack of research as per current scientific standards is the main criticism of vajikaran. Lack of standardization of formulations and difficulty in getting unadulterated herbs are realistic intricacies in the utility of vajikaran preparations.’
Ayurvedic Herbs and Lifestyle recommendations–
The best herbs recommended for improving men’s health are:
Diet and lifestyle play an important role in improving overall men’s health. It is also important that daily diet should be rich in all nutrients, based on the Shad Rasa (six tastes) of Ayurveda. Also, regular inclusion of Ghee and Milk is recommended by Ayurveda. And also exercise is a must, and it must be done considering half the strength of everyone. From middle-aged men to senior citizens, Yoga and Pranayama (breathing techniques) are a must to improve circulation. As per report, one study, regular practice of Yoga and Pranayama promotes vitality and helps in anti-aging. Also, there are many exercises like brisk walking, jogging, Surya namaskar, and swimming are beneficial for cardio.
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