Diabetes in Ayurveda occupies a place among the list of diseases termed as maharogas, which means diseases difficult to cure completely. Diabetes is not the result of dysfunction of any of the internal organs or a hormonal deficiency. If occurs when the Medho dhatu (fat) loses is stability. Medho dhatu is slowly expelled out of the body in diabetic patients. Ayurvedic treatment tries to control this loss of dhatu.
Exercises play a very significant role in maintaining the stability of medho dhatu. Patients should avoid kapha increasing foods. A diabetic is advised not to eat too much foods that are having madhura rasa (mainly carbohydrates).
Another important thing is that diabetics should never use too much salt in their food. Organs which are adversely affected due to diabetes are eyes, blood vessels and kidneys. Therefore diabetic patients are advised to undergo regular checkup and take precautionary measures.
A planned and disciplined life style can bring great benefits. It is Dr. M. Prasad, Ayurveda doctor and the Director of Sunethri Ayurvedashram & Research Centre at Thrissur in Kerala, India who tells about how Ayurvedic practitioners treat diabetes.
For more details contact :-
Ayurveda Vachaspati Prasad M, MD(Ay.)
Sunethri Ayurvedashram & Research Centre
Mathikkunnu, Thrikkur P O.
Thrissur, Kerala - 680 314