Ayurveda For Diabetes

“All ailments in Ayurveda are due to some imbalance in an individual’s doshas. Ayurvedic texts dating back 5000 years have described diabetes in Sanskrit as the ‘sweet urine disease’ or Madhumeha or Prameha. Type 1 is described as an imbalance of the Vata (Air & Wind) dosha.

The long-lasting benefits of Ayurveda on our health and well being is widely known all around the world. In recent years, this oldest medicine system has once again revolutionized medical science. With its simple remedies, concoctions, special diets, and lifestyle suggestions, Ayurveda has made its way into the lives of many people.

Most common disorder affecting millions of people all over the world due to the changing lifestyle patterns

The global burden of Diabetes has become a huge cause of worry amongst health administrators the world over. Even though the actual causes are complex, there is good evidence that a large number of cases of diabetes and its complications can be prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight, and avoiding tobacco.

The treatment of Diabetes recommended in Ayurveda – as against modern medicine – is aimed at rejuvenating the body to not only balance sugar levels, but also foster a positive change in the patient’s life. Ayurvedic medicines work on the root cause of the disease, strengthening the patient’s immunity, enhancing digestion and helping him lead an overall healthy life. Along with medication, dietary and lifestyle changes are also recommended to rejuvenate the body’s cells and tissues, allowing them to produce insulin properly.

In fact for a patient suffering from diabetes, ayurvedic medicines have proved to be a true blessing by not only treating the disease but also creating natural defences for further damage.

Cause:

  1. Sedentary lifestyle
  2. Excessive intake of Sweets, Sour food items
  3. Excessive intake of curd , butter ,cheese etc
  4. All Kapha increasing regimens
  5. Excessive Sleep
  6. Excessive intake of meat or its products

General Symptoms:

  1. Excessive Thirst, Hunger and Urination
  2. Tingling Sensation in the arms & legs
  3. Blurring vision
  4. Wounds take a longer time to heal
  5. Feeling highly irritated or depressed all the time

Complications:

  1. Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Diabetic Neuropathy
  3. Diabetic Nephropathy
  4. Diabetic Carbuncles

Line of Treatment:

The best treatment for this disease is following a strict diet with
Minimum intake of Carbohydrates
Moderate intake of proteins & fats.
Avoid intake of Sweets, Cakes, and Pastries etc
Drink light Soups & use more of Green leafy vegetables
All milk products to be avoided as much as possible
Regular exercises, Yoga & Pranayama are advised
Apart from these Special treatments like Kashaya Dhara, Takradhara etc can be done
Internal medication like Kashayams, Churnas etc if taken for a course of 3-6 months will help in curbing disastrous consequences of Diabetes.

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