Ayurveda & Cancer

How is the cancer treatment in Ayurveda?

Cancer is uncontrolled growth which invades in different tissues causing abnormalities in the body. Such malignant growth caused by Cancer.

According to Ayurveda texts and principles, cancer can be co-related with different groups of diseases like Granthi and Arbud but in short, it is abnormal tridosha imbalance (vata, pitta, kafa) causing any growth, harming body mechanism caused as Cancer.

Ayurveda has its own principles to treat cancer i.e. Curative and Preventive:

  1. Curative Measures –

In this approach, the treatment is a symptomatic one. It depends on Upashay -Anupashay. Nowadays it is trend to divide patients into different groups according to their need to treat a disease.

A few examples are as follows:

  1. Patients already taking radio-chemo therapy- In this group of patients, mostly the aim is to minimize the side effect of these therapies and minimize doses.
  2. The patient has undergone Cancer surgery – Faster recovery from Surgical status along with allopathic medicine, ayurvedic medicine can be given.

The patient who has completed allopathic treatment – In such type of cases, one main point is to avoid metastasis i.e. recurrence of cancer cells. With the help of ayurvedic treatment, such a recurrent growth can be delayed or stopped.

  1. Improvement in quality of life –

Ayurvedic treatment improves the quality of life of the patient in all the above groups and patients who are unable to take treatment or who are in end-stage or refused the allopathic treatment. Ayurveda help to deal with a prognosis of cancer and improve life span.

Researchers have proved that Ayurveda treatment helps to cure cancer in different ways.

  1. Preventive Measures –

Preventive oncology is a growing field in foreign countries as well as in India. All ayurvedic treatments in all diseases take the approach of prevention. Prevention from causing factors and prevention from disease growth.

Hence with the help of Ayurveda, we can now set the preventive oncology practice in India with its own principles

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