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Can Ayurveda provide insights into the root causes of cancer development?

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Can Ayurveda provide insights into the root causes of cancer development?

QuestionsCategory: cancerCan Ayurveda provide insights into the root causes of cancer development?
Sumaiya kouser asked 8 months ago
Can Ayurveda provide insights into the root causes of cancer development?
Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff replied 7 months ago

Malignant diseases (tumours) can be identified and described in the ancient literature. There are several references to cancer in Classical Ayurvedic texts. ‘Arbuda’ is the most special term for malignant cancer and the metastasis or spread of cancer between parts of the body is indicated by ‘Dwiarbuda’.

It seems to be of Vata-Kapha origin with regard to Samprapti for the formation of tumours. For uncontrolled growth, Vata is responsible for defective cell divisions and Kapha. The general predominance of benign tumours is Kapha. However, Pitta is also damaged in malignancies, and the condition in nature becomes Sannipatika.

Kapha plays an effective role when it enters the Dhatus in Granthi. Medas, Mamsa and Rakta are the most common Dhatus affected. It results in slow growth of benign cancer in nature. Arbudas gradually grow mass in large form, globular, fixed with a deeper structure, do not usually withstand, it sometimes induces pain and occurs in any part of the body. Mamsa and Rakta can be involved.

Arbuda’s etiopathology totally relies on the theory of doshas. Although the vitiated doshas are responsible for Arbuda’s development, almost all the Ayurvedic texts have given Kapha maximum significance.

Sushruta said Arbuda does not stand for any common and important factor for any growth in the body because of the excess of Kapha. Therefore, the precipitation of cancer seems legitimate to preclude that excess of the vitiated kapha in the body. Arbuda’s dhatus are Rakta, Mamsa and Meda, respectively, which have a prevalence of Pitta, Vata and Kapha.

The explanation of Adhyabuda or Dwiarbuda suggests tumour recurrence to lateral locations. Cancer is a cell abnormal over-proliferation in any tissue or organ within the body that is uncoordinated, autonomous and unintentional.

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