A lady called me asking for help regarding her son. Her son was constantly thinking. He was unable to sleep. His hands were unsteady. He had palpitations. And he was only 19 years of age.
The family had shown their son to several doctors. Some prescribed pills to reduce his anxiety while some others tried counseling him. Nothing had worked.
The lady called from Goa and requested me to come to visit them. It was after a couple of months after her call that I got a chance to go to Goa.
I visited the family. I diagnosed their son through Nadi Pariksha and realised what the problem was.
I asked the boy…”How many times do you masturbate everyday?” He answered that he masturbated at least twice daily.
That was the root cause of all his symptoms.
I gave him some therapies and suggested only one medicine that will regenerate his tissues and asked him to stop masturbating for 2 months. In a week’s time, his sleep got better. In 15 days, his hands became steady. And in 2 months, he was back in perfect health.
This is what happened to him.
Shukra is a tissue in the body that helps cells regenerate and produces reproductive tissue in both men and women. The strength of Shukra also is an indicator strength of Ojus or your life-force energy.
In our body we have seven tissues. These are called Rasa (nutrient component of food), Rakta (blood),Mamsa (muscle tissue), Meda (fat tissue), Asthi (bone tissue), Majja (marrow and nerve tissue), Shukra (reproductive and regenerative tissue), Artava (menstrual fluid in women) and Ojus (life-force). Each of the tissues also produce their by-products; by-product of Rasa is Kapha, by-product of Rakta is Pitta, by-product of Mamsa is ear wax, by-product of Meda is sweat, by-product of Asthi is nail and hair, by-product of Majja is whitish discharge from eyes and by-product of Shukra is Ojus.
Masturbating once in a while for pleasure is understandable. When you indulge in masturbating more often, loss of Shukra will weaken Kapha, Ojus, and increases Vata which excites your nerves and your mind. This causes excitation of all other tissues. Regeneration of tissues are disturbed and the body begins to lose vital life force energy.
Some of the symptoms you’ll experience are; weakness in your nerves, restless muscles, loss of fatty tissue in the body, Low back pains, pain in lower limbs, hair fall, dry skin, shivering, palpitations, anxiety, restless thinking, aggressive behavior, lack of confidence, fear, delusions, delirium, sleeplessness, insomnia, indigestion, extreme fatigue, and urine retention, to name a few.
A person who is unemployed mentally will indulge in acts such as masturbation.
The best way to live is to make judicious use of your body and mind. Your body is a tool given to use so that you can accomplish your life’s purpose. Keep your mind occupied with healthy thoughts, healthy habits and healthy attitude so that your efforts are focussed and produce appropriate results that keep your body healthy and the mind pleasant.
⁃ Mahesh Krishnamurthy