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How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of liver cancer?

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How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of liver cancer?

QuestionsCategory: cancerHow does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of liver cancer?
Ganapriya asked 8 months ago
How does Ayurveda approach the prevention and management of liver cancer?
Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff replied 7 months ago

We know in ayurveda, liver cancer, is termed as ‘Yakritaroga’, starts from imbalance of pitta dosha which leads to abnormal cell growth. The crucial role of the liver in the human body is to perform metabolism and detoxification processes.

Accumulation of undigested toxins is called ‘ama’ and is considered an important factor in the development of liver cancer. Unhealthy lifestyle choices, viral infections, and exposure to toxic substances are identified contributors of liver cancer.

Ayurvedic treatment mainly relies to restore balance of the body, dietary adjustments, and changes in lifestyle are to be tailored based on the individual. It is very important to integrate Ayurvedic approaches with conventional medical care. This holistic approach induce support to the body’s natural healing mechanisms that manages liver cancer

Ayurveda management for liver cancer:
Vata Predominant Liver Cancer
Treatments
Abhyanga (Oil Massage):
Application of warm sesame oil onto the body, moisturises, nourishes the dry and damages liver tissues. It helps in lymphatic circulation as it removes toxins by giving a soothing effect.

Basti (Enema) Therapies:
This treatment balances ‘vata’ and cleanses the colon from lower abdomen and overall balance. Medicated oils or decoctions are introduced into the rectum to pacify ‘vata’.

Diet:
Warm soups, stews, cooked grains, healthy fats like ghee, olive oil and avocados are easier to digest, assimilate and provides nourishment to the liver

Lifestyle:
Yoga and walking is to be followed as a daily routine to soothe the nervous system and support overall balance.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and Vrksasana (Tree Pose) are the particular poses that are beneficial.
Pitta Predominant Liver Cancer:
Treatments:
Cooling therapies are suggested by utilising cooling herbs to control heat and inflammation linked with ‘pitt\a’ imbalance. Cooling herbs and oils soothes the liver.
Cooling spices such as coriander can pacify excess pitta and will give a cooling effect.
Diet
Cooling foods such as mint, cucumber, coconut and other cooling foods can balance heat and ‘pitta’. Avoid spicy and hot foods for the ‘pitta’ dosha balance
Lifestyle
Stress management techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques are followed to reduce stress and make a calm mind
Kapha Predominant Liver Cancer:
Treatments:
Usage of ‘Udvartana’ herbal powder reduces congestion and stimulates circulation for balancing ‘kapha’
Panchakarma therapy is used as a detoxification method to eliminate ‘kapha’ from the body. It helps in restoring balance and vitality. It comprises ‘vamana’; therapeutic vomiting, ‘Virechana’;purgation, and ‘Nasya’;nasal administration of medicated oils.
Diet
Ginger, garlic and spices help counteract the heaviness of ‘kapha’
Avoid or minimise sweet and dairy products
Lifestyle
Following regular exercise and routine activities of jogging, aerobics and dynamic yoga for ‘kapha’ balance in the body
Avoid the long period of inactivity by engaging in regular activities for promoting overall health.
With help of ayurveda principles, valuable insights are categorised based on ‘ Vata’, ‘Pitta’, and ‘Kapha’ types with distinct characteristics for liver cancer. Any ayurvedic treatments should be followed under the guidance of a licensed practitioner and it can be used as a complementary to conventional medical treatments.

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