Ayurveda, a holistic approach to medicine that originated in India thousands of years ago, can be an effective means of treating diabetes. One of the earliest references to the disease appears in the Atharvaveda, one of the four sacred Vedas that originated in approximately 1,500–1,000 B.C. in India. The traditional comprehensive healing system of Ayurveda was developed from material that is found in these ancient texts.
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In Ayurveda, diabetes is referred to as Madhumeha, a Sanskrit term.
According to Ayurveda, a body is in its healthiest state if and when Vata, Pitta and Kapha are in balance. Any imbalance will lead to health ailments. Type 1 is described as an imbalance of the Vata (Air & Wind) dosha. Type 2, is an excess, of the Kapha (Water & Earth) dosha.
Diabetes to a decrease in the digestive fire, or “Agni,”
Holistic practitioners attribute the development of diabetes to a decrease in the digestive fire, or “Agni,” and thereby a diminished ability of the body to metabolize energy and eliminate toxins. It recognizes the multifactorial nature of diabetes, making reference to tendencies inherited at birth as well as accumulated imbalances of potentially all three doshas or mind-body constitutions (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).
Diet plays a crucial role in diabetes prevention
Diet plays a crucial role in diabetes prevention as well as management. The effectiveness and significance of natural ingredients cannot be overlooked in treating and managing diabetes.
Needless to say, foods low in the glycemic index must be included in the diet. Besides this, one must load up on green leafy vegetables. Omega 3 fatty acids, especially the ones alternatively known as brain fatty acids must be a part of the daily diet; these would include nuts and seeds like flaxseeds, walnuts et cetera. The foods should be laxative in nature; therefore soak seeds and nuts before consuming as eating them as is may cause constipation. The idea is to keep your intestinal path clean and clear and avoid falling prey to constipation.
Hemp seeds and ingredients like bitter gourd, amla and aloe vera have also been found effective in managing and controlling diabetes.
At Shree Navgrah Ashram, every Friday, free counselling sessions are held for Diabetes patients, followed by free distribution of medicines. We aim at providing valuable services to humanity and redefining health care with Ayurveda.