The medical illness in which the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to process the glucose in the blood is known as Diabetes. Similarly in Ayurveda a condition in which a person passes honey like (sweet) urine is called Madhumeha .Reduced insulin production causes high blood sugar. Due to this, the glucose levels in the body rises in the blood harming the blood vessels of organs like heart, kidneys, eyes or the nervous system. This could cause problems like heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and can even suffer from stroke. India has the leading number of Diabetic cases in the world. As per the statistics issued by the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with Type 2 diabetes in India is around 40.9 million. And this is likely to increase to 69.9 million by 2025.
According to Ayurveda, to be in perfect health all your doshas i.e. Vatta(air), Pitta(fire) and Kapha(water and earth) should be in balance. Diabetes is the result when the Pitta in our body is out of balance. Diabetes can be controlled by following an improved diet, making few lifestyle changes and going through treatments like Panchakarma which helps in balancing all the doshas and detoxifying the body.
Symptoms of a diabetic patient are– Increased frequency of urine, Feeling hungry, Extreme thirst, Tiredness, Weight loss, Ulcers that don’t heal soon, Visual disturbances, etc.
These are the major ways where Ayurveda helps to Control Diabetes–
- 1. Controlling of diet- The food we eat plays a very important role in controlling the Diabetes. A nutritious diet helps in achieving a healthy lifestyle. Good food helps us to reduce the symptoms of the disease. Ayurveda not only improves the condition of the body it also helps in keep Diabetes in control. Include foods that are anti-bacterial in nature like turmeric, ginger; vegetables like bitter gourd, amla, etc. It is always better to take an expert’s advice before you make any changes in your diet. Feel free to consult with our doctors at Agni Ayurvedic Village.
- 2. Making lifestyle changes- Ayurveda believes that persistent exercise helps diabetes. It let goes the symptoms of diabetes. Also, a bath with medicated water and the application of the medicated lepam( paste) on the body are helpful. Ayurveda states that lack of exercise as one of the main reasons for diabetes. Exercise plays a major role in decreasing blood glucose levels and also maintain metabolism. Along with natural remedies and physical activities combined will give you better results than just medication. Simple yoga and meditation also helps in relieving stress.
- 3. Taking proper medications and treatment- it is very important to take proper medications and treatments for this kind of illness. As concerned with the treatment of the ailment, ayurvedic medicines are prepared using a mix of herbs and other plants. Ayurveda is completely capable of overcoming various health problems. Treatments like Panchakarma help in removing all the toxins from the body thereby purifying and detoxifying the body.
Tailored authentic Kerala treatments will be prescribed by our doctors, regular yoga and physical exercise; individually customised low carbohydrate diet will give a long way in maintaining normal blood level sugar.
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