The act of sex is the most primitive of man’s instincts. But when it takes the form of lust (not to be read as perversion), one takes to acts such as Masturbation. Please do not feel guilty. The reason is that a person who masturbates comes into the same bracket as the one who smokes, drinks or one who indulges in emotional eating and such other vices.

Masturbation happens as a result of a deep seated craving, an unfulfilled desire that is not getting addressed. When the release happens, a person feels relaxed with a sense of temporary fulfillment. but the after effects are a feeling of being wasted, Low energy levels, Backaches, Feeling gassy, Bloatedness, Lack of Appetite, Dry skin, Pimples, Running nose, Cough and colds, Allergic colds, Skin lacking lustre, Joint pains and tightness, Dark circles under the skin, Bad posture (one who assumes a stoop), Low libido, Hair Fall, a deeper sexual urge that makes a person feel guilty (as one starts to rely on sex and sexuality all the time), Irritable bowels, Constipation, Emotional lows, Feeling like crying, High sense of guilt etc…

It is important for you to understand here that Masturbation is spending stored up energy in the body. the semen (called as Shukra Dhatu in Ayurveda) is the one which enables us to sustain our immunity levels in the body. Ojas (a fluid that is present in the semen gives us the immunity and is responsible to store the energy for the same). As one masturbates, there is a heavy energy loss and as a consequence, one looses immunity in the body. It is quite important to understand what happens in the process…

The release of the reproductive fluid on ejaculation activates and reverses the Apana Vayu (the downward moving force that is meant to help eliminate Urine, Stools, Semen, Menstrual fluids etc.). When the reversal happens, the energy travels up and occupies hollow spaces (mostly in the abdomen – in the area of the Large Intestine,in the joints etc.. As the energy moves upward, it also affects the movement of the diaphragm thereby causing one to experience shallow breathing. To gain strength and energy, one needs to breath fully and deeply. But with the diaphragm becoming stiff, one experiences shallow breathing thus resulting in low energy levels…

(There is a science on Breathing itself  (called Pranayama) which explains and demonstrates how to activate the fluid in the lungs and the pericardium (called Avalambaka Kapha) and substantially increase Prana leading to Sustained Energy Levels. As Masturbation itself involves an emotional low (in the science of Yoga emotions controls breathing.. a case in point here is thus; when you get angry, you realize that you are breathing deeply, when depressed, you realize you are sighing etc.) low energy levels are experienced. This also prevents the oxygen from reaching the brain thereby leading to dullness and states of anxiety. So the process is a vicious circle. 

As one is constantly occupied in thought of sex, the Shukra Dhatu (or the reproductive fluid) is spread all over the body thereby corrupting all other 6 forms of tissues or Dhatus ie; Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, and Majja. Heat (Pitta) increases in the body along with increase in Vayu (the energy which governs movement).

 The act of Masturbation (not to be equated with an act of sex performed for procreation or for meaningful pleasure to preserve companionship) also destabilizes all the other 5 Vayus (The Samana Vayu Controlling Digestion,Assimilation and Absorption of food, The Udana Vayu controlling Thought, Intelligence and Expressions in the form of speech and internalized Conversations, Memory Retention and Recollection, the Apana Vayu controlling Elimination and the Vyana Vayu controlling Circulation of Blood and Nutrition, Blood Pressure, Movement of Joints, Reflexes, The Prana Vayu controlling Mental clarity, Sensory Perceptions and Breathing).

When Apana Vayu gets reversed, the Ranjaka Pitta, or the strong potent mixture of the digestive fluids is sucked into the intestines, mainly the large intestine thereby agitating the intestinal walls.  The large intestine controls Skin and Hair and also elimination of gases. Skin becomes dry, Flaky, Acne prone, and discoloured. It can also at a later date lead to Psoriasis, Eczema (as a result of the prognosis of the ailment). When the large intestine gets agitated, it can lead to either Constipation or Irritable bowels.

The spent semen is again generated in the body only after a period of 48 days. There are ways in Ayurveda where it can be generated quicker…also, there are ways of preventing the the destabilization of energies but this cannot happen to a habitual masturbator which clearly is a disease of the mind.

To get over this problem, it is important to get to the root of the problem and this can be done through Nadi Pariksha. Through the diagnosis, one can be healed through remedies such as Yoga, Counseling, marmaa chikitsa, Diets and Medication. This will help restore and  help cure one of this imposing threat to one’s very spiritual existence.


  • rahul
    Posted November 4, 2014 8:44 pm 0Likes

    sir i used to masturbate for 10 years , now i have acne all over my back and on my face , i am suffering from loose motion . i have to go motion 7 times a day. i have been suffering from this problem for the past 10 years. i have tried various medicines alopathic , ayurvedic both , i don’t know what to do . i live in delhi do you a good nadi vaidya in delhi region , please help me. may god bless you

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted November 4, 2014 9:05 pm 0Likes

      Dear Rahul!

      Thank you for writing to me. I do not have any idea of a Nadi Vaidya in Delhi. You may please search for one in the net like you sourced me out.

      However, you may also want to see me as I’m coming to Delhi during this visit of mine, between the 18th till the 23rd of November.

      • Deepak
        Posted January 29, 2016 1:16 am 0Likes

        Are you anytime in Mumbai?

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted January 29, 2016 11:37 pm 0Likes

          I am in Mumbai currently till the 5th of February.

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted February 28, 2016 11:33 am 0Likes

          I am in Mumbai from tomorrow till the 3rd of March.

  • ranjeev
    Posted December 11, 2014 12:04 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for your valuable explanation. I have been masturnating for the past fifteen years.. Unfortunately,I blindly believed western philosophy saying that masturbation doesn’t cause any bad effects.. But its totally wrong. The masturbation mechanism you explained above are very much true and I could able to feel it. The feeling couldn’t be understood by any western medicine since they really don’t know the mechanism referred by you above. Now I really want to get out of the I’ll effects..I stopped masturbating now.. I am from chennai. What can I do to get rid of it ? Is it possible to get back to normal life..

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted December 11, 2014 12:28 pm 0Likes

      Dear Ranjeev ! I’m happy that you’ve decided to kick this habit.

      Jt is quite important to work at the level of the consciousness to get rid of the urge and relieve got of its misery.

      Please write to me on my email id or call me on +919483505000 to discuss further on this.

      Your may also want to come over to Bangalore to consult me for a Nadi Pariksha.

      This will reveal the cause of the habit the stressful factors that make your indulge in it and the way to rid yourself of both of them.

      • Vikas Verma
        Posted April 10, 2015 8:19 am 0Likes

        Namaste ji,
        Sir apke saare articles bahut informative hai
        mujhe bhi apse Nadi Pariksha krwani hai kya aap kabhi Haridwar aate ho to pls mujhe reply krna ya fir Rishikesh ya agar aap koi Nadi vaidya Ko jante ho jo Haridwar mei ho to please mujhe btaye..bye

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted April 29, 2015 9:11 pm 0Likes

          Namaste Vikasji! I come to Delhi. If you are interested, kindly contact me in June.

  • vasi
    Posted August 7, 2015 11:22 am 0Likes

    sir,i am suffering with irritable bowel syndrome since last 7 years .its all came by this bad habit .sir give me suggestions .i am suffering a lot with this ibs and doctors told me there is cure for ibs sir please help me

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted August 7, 2015 11:33 am 0Likes

      Dear Vasi! Irritable bowels is pitta disorder caused by excessive stress and anxiety. And masturbation is an activity resorted to to ease this stress in the mind to get temporary relief.. But the after effects of masturbation is loss of energy, vitality and immunity.

      Where do you stay? I would advise that you go through a Nadi Pariksha which will give me a details of the working of your Mind and Body in complete detail.

      This will help me in taking care of your probate stress and also the fall out of symptoms like irritable bowels, acid indigestion, hair fall etc.

  • anonymous
    Posted September 18, 2015 12:12 pm 0Likes

    Allopathy and ayurveda have different views regarding masturbation.
    One consider it as normal while other does not.
    I have several symptoms which i asked on quora.. a doctor also answered.. but i want to know your views.. can you give your answer on quora or here?
    here is the quora link –

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted September 18, 2015 1:41 pm 0Likes

      Can you please write all your symptoms to me please. I will then be able to answer you. Giving you a general indication regarding IBS and weight issues are easy but can’t be ignored.

      Usually IBS happens due to late eating and eating wrong food combinations in a stressful mental condition.

      In fact, weight loss can also be attributed to your constitution in such a car but I cannot risk a guess as I do or know your Prakruti (Constitution at birth) and Vikruti (your current constitution).

      Both of these can be ascertained through Nadi Pariksha.

  • Srinivas
    Posted December 11, 2015 6:47 pm 0Likes

    Hello i am in bangalore all above points apply to me i am 19 years old and this has affected my studies and health fr past 5 years of my life i would like to meet you regarding this problem Please help.Thanks.

  • satishkumar
    Posted January 30, 2016 6:43 am 0Likes

    i am masterbating from 3 yrs everyday once,but for d past few weeks i am masterbating 7 times a day,i am feeling sick.I am dinking i shud leave it but after stoping in 1 or 2 days am dng 30 times,my friends are telling if u increase more no of times u will b gud,wat is truth???i want 2 die,pls help me

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted February 28, 2016 11:33 am 0Likes

      Dear Satish Kumar! Thank you for writing to me. You seem to be under severe stress. Kindly do take the trouble of writing it speaking to me before you seek further guidance.

  • satishkumar
    Posted January 30, 2016 11:47 am 0Likes

    i am masterbating from 3 yrs everyday once,but for d past few weeks i am masterbating 7 times a day,i am feeling sick.I am dinking i shud leave it but after stoping in 1 or 2 days am dng 30 times a day,i want 2 die now,pls help me

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted February 4, 2016 1:58 pm 0Likes

      Please call me tomorrow between 12 pm to 2.30 pm

      • satishkumar
        Posted February 5, 2016 5:33 pm 0Likes

        ph no plsss??/

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted February 6, 2016 2:21 pm 0Likes


  • vinoth
    Posted February 29, 2016 6:15 pm 0Likes

    Sir I m aged 36. I have the habit of masturbation for more than 25yrs. Last year because of this habit I got my 7th nerve ie the nerve from brain to eye suffered a problem and one side of my face got almost arrested. But after a month the arrest got released 80%. But still after one year I am not 100%. That is still I feel some sort of arrest around one side of my face and a feel of cramp in nerve very clearly. I can’t see tv, computer, mobile etc continuously. In that case I feel the cramp of eye nerve very clearly and it lead to headache also. More than this I have other problems of mastrubation also. Those are tiny-penis, irregular scrotum structure, general nervous weakness, constipation etc. May I know will all my problems can be cured. If it is so how long will it take and how much cost it will consume. My marriage also almost fixed and it will going to happen after 6-months. Please guide me how to recover..

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted February 29, 2016 7:12 pm 0Likes

      Dear Vinoth! Thank you for writing to me. Masturbation is not a social evil as you perceive nor do you need to be scared of. It’s a genuine urge to release your frustrations and inadequacies in life.

      Of course, this problem needs to be addressed to help you enjoy life without having to resort to masturbation. You may have read my articles on the pitfalls and dangers of excessively indulging in this activity.

      I would urge you to write more to me or even better, get your Nadi Pariksha done for me to assess your psychological and pathological condition of the body. This will help me to give you a suitable recovery and rejuvenation plan.

      Also, I can suggest easy ways to eradicate or minimise this habit and get you to indulge in healthy pastimes which will not only help you to gain good health but will also help you in building your self esteem and be proud of yourself.

      • vinoth
        Posted March 1, 2016 5:14 am 0Likes

        With whom shall I do naadi pariksha?
        Some more defects I forget to address.
        Even if I had a thought of masturbation then my sperm got leaked. During sleep also it happens.

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted March 1, 2016 5:38 am 0Likes

          Where do you stay? I visit Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi very frequently on my routine visits.

          I’m coming to Chennai for a day on the 4th for an official visit. This is not my usual visit for practice though.

  • Shri
    Posted March 8, 2016 8:55 pm 0Likes

    The article was very informative. I masturbate once a week but I feel very guilty after that and also suffers from side effects like bad digestion, gasses, back pain, sometimes cold and cough. I want to know what will be the proper frequency of masturbation for me.

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted March 8, 2016 9:29 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for writing to me Shri. Frankly, there is no prescription for masturbation.

      You have to control the urge by diverting your mind. Please understand the sequence of Action and it’s Consequence. So if you do not want the after effects of masturbation to hurt you, reduce the frequency.

      • vinoth
        Posted April 10, 2016 11:03 am 0Likes

        I m Vinoth again previously posted on feb-29. Sorry for the delay because i was in a work pressure. I had told about my eye nerve convoluted and some other problems of this habit. I am staying near tirupathy.
        Now i reduced this habit much. But the damages were already done i believe.
        Kindly inform me will i get recover from all my defects that eye-Nerve convolution and nerve-weakness and rapid ejaculation and ejaculation even if i have a thought of masturbate and scrotum irregular structure and smaller-penis.
        If possible kindly reply how much days it will take. And how much it will cost?

        • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
          Posted April 10, 2016 12:26 pm 0Likes

          Physical size cannot be corrected. As far as other questions are concerned, please come for a Nadi Pariksha.i cannot answer hypothetically.

  • rahul
    Posted June 1, 2016 6:51 pm 0Likes

    Sir mujhe stress, mental imbalance, gussa, headache , neuro ka problem ho raha he . me mahine me 2-3 bar hi masterbation krta hu. Mujhe lagta he uske karan hi he sab ho raha he . mujhe es taklip se ilaaj chahiye.

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted June 2, 2016 4:20 am 0Likes

      Dear Mr.Rahul. Thank you for writing to me. Kindly call me On +919483505000 to discuss more with me.

  • Raj
    Posted August 4, 2016 1:57 pm 0Likes

    Sir , I have bad habbit of masterbation from 8 year . Now i tried to quit many times but failed . Please guide me

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted August 6, 2016 5:56 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for writing to me Raj! Please call me on +919483505000 or write to me on my email is

  • Aditya Acharya
    Posted August 6, 2016 4:14 pm 0Likes

    Sir, My age is 21 yrs and from past 3 Months im losing 2 Or 1 Kg weight evry mnth. My currnt weight is 42 Kgs and from past fifteen days im hvng sukhi khansi and still it is distrbng me due to which i fell pain in chest..
    kindly guide me to gain weight and to get rid of chest pain

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted August 6, 2016 5:55 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for writing to me Aditya. Where are you situated in India?

  • Ganpat R kerkar
    Posted May 6, 2017 4:45 pm 0Likes

    Dear Sir, Is your consultation available in Goa? I need to consult you.

    • ayurvedantayoga by Nadi Vaidya Ravishankar Krishnamurthy
      Posted May 10, 2017 7:35 am 0Likes

      Dear Ganapathi! Good Morning! Thank you for writing to me. I do not visit Goa. You may instead want to come to Dharwad which is close by. I will be available here for consultation this month from the 13th till the 21st. Please call me on 9483505000

  • Unknown
    Posted January 5, 2018 12:45 pm 0Likes

    The article clearly explained me what goes on in my body when we masturbate. I also used to masturbate 4-5 times a week but after reading this I realised that it should be stopped. I am reading this article on 5 January 2018, and before reading this I was about to visit a p**n website but somehow my instincts told me to search about this and I found your page on Google. I am a true believer in Ayurveda and most of my medicines are also Ayurvedic. I also meditate everyday in the morning but the due to masturbation I was not able to concentrate properly. I sincerely thank you for writing this article. it has helped me a lot. May God bless you for making my life better. From

    Sorry I can’t share my name.
    You can reply to my comment on this page, I will once again visit this after a day or two.

    Thanking You From Beyond my heart

  • nihal gupta
    Posted April 6, 2021 9:33 am 0Likes

    sir i have done masturbation from 11 years now my body has become very weak infact i found difficulty in standing as well ,i hve ssome issues like constipation neck pain extreme fatigue and letharginess i have done all tests to rule out all the possible causes but no result has been diagnosed positive.Iam very depressed right now plz tell me smthng sir plz its a humble request (facing these issues from 5 years)

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