ayurveda in cancer treatment

Role of Ayurveda in Cancer Treatment

Cancer, the name can create fear in anyone’s life. Cancer treatment has seen significant progress in modern medicine, the journey can be long and challenging. But along with modern treatments,  Ayurveda can give valuable support and improve the quality of life of the cancer patient. 

Ayurveda, a healing science of herbal medicines originated 1000’s of years back in ancient India. Modern science offers many potential treatments to cure cancer but only the patient suffering from cancer knows the pain of the disease and  its treatments. Many doctors advise ayurveda treatment for cancer along with the running modern treatments.  

This blog will tell us  the role of Ayurveda for cancer treatment, while  focusing on the potential of Panchakarma therapies. It is very important to keep in mind that Ayurveda never claims to cure cancer, standalone. Yes it can be a useful tool along with the modern treatment to boost the natural healing process of the human body.

The Ayurvedic Perspective on Cancer: Understanding the Root Cause

Ayurveda understands cancer as an imbalance of the doshas in the human body. These doshas are VATA, PITA and KAPHA. This imbalance can leads to the accumulation of toxins i.e. “ama” in the body, which can disturb the cellular function of the body .Here are some key terms to understand this perspective:

  • Doshas: VATA governing the air and space of the body, PITA is the master of fire and water and KAPHA manages the earth and water. Ayurveda believes that every disease that comes in the body is the result of an imbalance of these three elements and this imbalance is called dosha.
  • Ama:Ama is a sanskrit word , which means “toxins” and “waste” in the body  that accumulates due to bad digestion and elimination.

How Panchakarma therapies Helps in eliminating the toxins from the body:

Panchakarma therapies and panchakarma chikitsa originated nearly 5000 years ago to cleansing the toxin from the human bodies. In this article we will study how panchakarma therapy comes into trending again in this modern world and also we will compare panchakarma therapies with modern approaches. 

Exploring Panchakarma’s Potential Benefits for Cancer Support

Panchakarma is a five-fold process, but not all procedures may be suitable for everyone. A qualified Ayurvedic practitioner will assess your individual needs and recommend specific therapies. Here’s an overview of some potential benefits in the context of cancer support:

The name Panchakarma defines five processes of detoxifications like:-

  •  Vamana – The process of elimination of waste products and toxins from the upper channel (mouth).
  •  Virechana – This process is used to control and maintain the “Pitta dosha”.
  •   Basti – Special kinds of ayurvedic oils are used to treat many problems like lumbar stiffness, joint pain etc.
  •   Nasya – The word nasya is derived from the Sanskrit language word “ nasa” which means nose. In this treatment specific ayurvedic oils and other herbal powder are used to treat doshas ( vata, pitta and kapha).
  •   Rakta mokshana – This process is used to remove toxins from the blood by using different methods like ( applying leeches, small cuts on skin, vein puncture etc).

Here’s how Panchakarma can work on specific individuals undergoing cancer treatment:

  • Improved tolerance power : Panchakarma therapies can help in reducing side effects like nausea, body fatigue and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapies.
  • Enhanced immunity: By detoxifying the body from inside out, it balances the doshas and strengthens the body’s natural defense system to fight with any diseases.  
  • Improved overall well-being: From detoxifying the body to strengthen the immune system and boost the energy level of a body the Panchakarma Treatments improves the overall well-being and a quality of life to a patient who is undergoing cancer treatment.

It’s important to consider that Panchakarma is not a standalone cancer cure. It’s best used in combination with modern therapies, under the guidance of an expert Ayurvedic practitioner and a licensed oncologist.

Additional Ayurvedic Approaches to Support Your Healing Journey

Along with  Panchakarma, other Ayurvedic approaches can potentially offer support during cancer treatment:

  • Herbal Remedies: : According to the past lifestyle of the patient and by knowing the root cause of his/her disease, Ayurvedic experts make a treatment chart which will include herbs that having rich anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, specifically focusing on  the body’s natural defense system.
  • Dietary Changes: After analyzing all the possibilities and root of the disease , Ayurvedic experts offer a  customized diet plan which promotes the digestive health of the patient and cleanses the body internally. based on Ayurvedic principles can promote optimal digestion, nourish the body, and potentially reduce inflammation.
  • Yoga and Meditation: Ayurveda also teaches us about the benefits of yoga, exercise and meditation. And by adding specific Yoga Asanas and meditation routine along with the whole healing process will be a great plus and beneficial. These yoga, exercise and meditation works on the mental stress of the patient and make his/her mentally strong to fight with the diseases

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