Diabetes is one of the most chronic common lifestyle diseases that occur either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. The World Health Organization states that 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.
In Ayurveda, diabetes is known as Madhumeha or Prameha and there are around 20 different types that have been specified in Ayurvedic texts. Since it is a chronic disease, doctors usually prescribe their patient’s anti-diabetic medicines. And if their sugar levels are not controlled, they may be prescribed insulin.
Even though it is difficult to completely stop taking the medication, given the chronic nature of the disease, it may be wise to try some natural remedies and yoga to help control glucose levels naturally. Let’s look at how you can benefit from Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes in Mumbai.
How Ayurveda helps Diabetes?
There are several classical forms of Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes. This, however, requires the patient to wholly accept the Ayurvedic herb formulations, and give patients and perseverance in order to receive a complete and effective treatment. Although lifestyle changes; such as ensuring a healthy diet and pursuing an active life; are imperative, classical Ayurvedic medicines are some of the time-tested remedies which may be taken under the supervision of a professional Ayurveda physicians at Ayushakti.
Ayurveda Treatment fundamentals for management of diabetes
Excess of Mucousy dosha like Kapha (mucous) & Pitta (heat) along with Aama (toxins) blocks insulin secretion and/or creates cellular resistance to blood sugar. Hence, the blockage of insulin secretion increases the blood sugar level. Cellular resistance inhibits the absorption of blood sugar into the cells. Hence blood sugar increases.
- The first key is to stimulate metabolism through the herbs and diet so that insulin secrets naturally and cellular resistance is reduced.
- Improve pancreatic functions through certain deep acting herbs for long term.
- Follow specific diet and lifestyle which in turn help control blood sugar levels.
Steps to follow when undergoing Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes
There are some things that as a patient you must ensure you maintain in order for your treatment program to go smoothly. Here are some basic recommendations you must follow:
Avoid Rice, Potato, fruits, wheat, deep-fried foods, red meat & Sabudana.
Have more: Proteins like Chickpea, Mung, lentils, Masoor, Mung daal, soya bean products, chana daal. Vegetables like spinach, leafy greens, Dudhi (bottle gourd), Turai, white pumpkin, Padwal (snake gourd), eggplant, cereals like millet, Ragi, corn, Kulit & Barley (Jav). Occasionally can have chicken & fish.
- Your proportion of food categories should be: 60% Vegetables, 30% protein
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Archana Singh
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd