Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes (Panchakarma, Shodana & Shamana)

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. There are 2 main types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes happens when your body doesn’t produce any insulin. It’s sometimes called juvenile diabetes since it’s generally found in kids and youngsters, but it may appear in grown-ups too.

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body doesn’t produce the required insulin or doesn’t utilize the insulin as it should.

Diabetes if untreated can lead to diabetes complications such as diabetic neuropathy, kidney problems, heart problems, retinopathy and other disorders. At advanced stages, diabetes can cause kidney failure, amputation, blindness and stroke. However, complications can be prevented by exercising good control of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol.

As per Ayurveda, there are 20 types of Prameha (Diabetes) which are based on the disorder in the 3 kinds of ‘doshas’ present in our body. These 3 doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which involve the 5 natural elements, Space, Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. Diabetes is generally caused because of vitiated Kaphadosha. Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes manages to treat the vitiated dosha. Early diagnosis of diabetes helps to treat and completely recover from the condition using safe and effective ayurvedic procedures and herbal decoctions. Cleansing and detoxification play a key role in diabetes management with improvement in the metabolism that enhances the response of the cell to the insulin.

According to Ayurveda, the management of diabetes is based on the individual constitution. Treatment in type 1 diabetes is ahara, vihar and oushadhachiikitsa, which increases the dhatus of the body. In type 2 diabetes, obese patients with optimal body strength having a marked increase of doshas, purification of the body is advocated. It is dependent on dosha predominance.

Ayurveda treatment for diabetes requires proper analysis and long term management for avoiding complications.

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