Ayurvedic Treatment For Cancer

Cancer is a term that refers to diseases in which abnormal growth of cells that divide without control.  These cancerous cells can spread to other parts of the body via the blood and lymph systems. The cancerous cells may be at different stages of growth and can spread rampantly.  

According to Ayurvedic principles, when the three doshas of human body go out of sync, diseases occur. Cancer is caused by the foods that are not in tune with the nature’s laws creating imbalance in the internal and external life energies.  
As cancer is a disease that is of many types caused by the modern lifestyle that involves consumption of chemical substances, the ancient medical system of Ayurveda finds it difficult to determine the course of treatment. So the treatment focuses on reducing the symptoms and cleansing the system and strengthening the body. 
The Ayurvedic treatments used for cancer are a combination of different processes that are natural and safe.
Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic treatment comprising a set of five processes that may or may be used in the therapeutic and cleansing program. 

The five processes of Panchakarma are

  • Emesis
  • Nasal application of herbal remedies
  • Purgation
  • Enema
  • Blood-letting

Diet Advice for cancer 

Ayurveda believes in maintaining the energy levels of the food. Refrigeration of food destroys the energy. The energy loss is more than when the food is cooked. The energy loss of food can affect metabolic activity and can lead to development of cancer. Only those who have weak metabolic system are affected this way. The element ‘Agni’ the fire takes care of proper secretion of hormones that can remove the coldness of the refrigerated food. This is also capable of eliminating the toxins in the body. The general advice to prevent cancer is to
  • Take supplements to increase your hydrochloric acid levels
  • Eat spicy foods to help stimulate the gastric juices
  • After eating, use digestive bitters to make sure that food is digested before the toxins build up in the body.
  • Ayurveda also suggests practices like yoga and body massage as they are safe and help in strengthening the body.

Ayurvedic drugs used in all types of cancers are

  • Aabha Guggulu
  • Bhallatak Phalmajja Churna
  • Laksha Guggulu
  • Kaishore Guggulu
  • Kanchnara Guggulu
  • Trifala Guggulu
  • Tribang Bhasma
  • Shilajatu Vati
It is beneficial to use Ayurvedic techniques for cancer treatment in addition to western treatment methods as it often reduces stress levels and results in responding better to treatments. 

Herbs used to treat Cancers of Different Organs  

Blood Cancer: Anantmula (Hermidesmus indicus) and Suvarna Vasant Malti Rasa
Bone Cancer: Alba Guggluand Madhu Malini Vasant Rasa
Breast Cancer:Gojivha and Chinchabhallataka
Brain Cancer: Mandukaparni (Bacopa monerea) and Kastoori Bhairav Rasa with combination of divya herbs
Liver Cancer: Bhumvamalaki and Arogyavardhini
Lung Cancer: Pippali (Piper longum) and Hirak Rasayan
Hemgarbha-Ras, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Heerak-Bhasma,) and Bhrungraj (Eclipta Alba Ras-aushadhis) are found significantly effective in the treatment of Acute Promveloctic Leukemia through studies.
 Herbs that are used to improve the immunity and also to decrease the lymphoma cells: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Abhrak-Bhasma, and Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani-Ras, etc.

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