sexual act we bring together the deepest tissue level of our bodies. This
allows reproduction to occur. It can also allow pathogens to be transmitted
directly to our innermost tissues, which would otherwise be fought off by the
immune system. The greater the number of sexual partners we have, the greater
the exposure to this disease
Syphilis is a serious, sexually transmitted, contagious disease
with a slow development. It may be acquired or inherited. Syphilis bears
striking similarity with the disease called firangarog described by ancient
sage Acharya Bhavaprakash in his Ayurvedic compendium.
According to modern science, syphilis is caused by a spirochete
called Treponema pallidum. It is usually acquired through sexual intercourse,
however other causes such as infected blood transfusion are also possible.
Bhavaprakash too has clearly said that performing sexual intercourse with the
patient suffering from firangarog serves as the cause of the disease.
Enlargement of lymph nodes
has classified firangrog into bahya (exterior), abhyantar (interior) and
bahyabhyantar (two folded) stages and has described similar symptoms and
complications as mentions above. He states that all three doshas are vitiated
in this disease but kapha may dominate the clinical picture and is responsible
for the chronic course of the disease. He further adds that depending upon the
seriousness, all seven dhatus (tissues) may get intoxicated in this disease
leading to serious complications.
Ayurveda believes that sexual diseases result as a consequence
of decreased immunity, which allows the pathogens to exist within the bodies
and cause a number of complications. So Ayurvedic treatment involves increasing
the immunity level, which then allows the body to naturally kill the pathogens
and regenerate damaged tissues.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
sexual discipline, faithfulness in sexual relationships and avoiding
extra-marital contacts are the sole ways to prevent syphilis.