Supporting the Treatment of Cancer with Ayurveda

Supporting the Treatment of Cancer with Ayurveda

Digestive Health

Cancer is a disease that is known to grow out of control and affect the tissues and the organs. It is a dreaded word, and rightfully so. When toxins collect in an area of the body, it may result in further fatal growth in the surrounding cells. Nearby cells are also affected if the toxins are not removed because the diseased cells are circulated throughout the body by the blood stream. 

Fortunately, Ayurveda has a perspective on cancer that could be helpful. 

Cancerous cells do not die as they should, but instead continue to grow and divide. There can be several causes for a type of cancer. Some of the common reasons include:

  • Damages or mutation in the DNA resulting in the damage to the genes involved in cell division

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Carcinogens such as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic, radiation, ultraviolet rays and car exhaust fumes

  • Alcohol use

  • Obesity

There are many different symptoms, and these vary greatly depending on the person and the type and location of the cancer. 

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Pain

  • Unusual bleeding

  • Nagging cough

  • Indigestion problems or trouble swallowing.

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Skin changes

Healing With Ayurveda 

Ayurveda treats any disease according to the specific nature of the patient, the aggravated Doshaa and the body areas that are affected. Healing with Ayurveda focuses on the entire system, body, mind and spirit. The body has to be detoxified of the cells that attack the body. The administration of blood cleansing herbs, immunity-boosting herbs and a detoxifying diet and Panchakarma are common prescriptions from practitioners. Another crucial part of healing is relaxation of the mind and releasing suppressed emotions. Meditation, therapy, Yoga, Pranayama and the studying of spiritual teachings are all recommended for healing.

Further healing practices:

  • Avoiding food and practices that imbalance the Doshas
  • Eliminating toxins through Panchakarma
  • Rejuvenation by taking Chyavanaprasam
  • Ayurvedic preparations and medicines can help increase comfort with chemotherapy or radiotherapy and is also helpful in post-surgery care

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Eat a diet that is rich in natural cancer-fighting chemicals and helpful in boosting immunity

  • Eat easily digestible food to avoid toxin accumulation in the body

  • Reduce sugar intake

  • Completely avoid smoking and alcohol 

  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains


All views and information shared here is only for the sharing of Ayurvedic knowledge. Please do not try or prescribe or take any of the remedies and suggestions here without talking to your regular, qualified doctor. Kottakkal Ayurveda and no other person associated with Kottakkal is responsible for unwanted side-effects or contraindications in your health.

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