Ayurvedic Diabetes Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatment for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes – Agni Ayurvedic Village (Mumbai)

Diabetes: A chronic illness characterized by persistent increased sugar levels in blood caused by defects in insulin secretion, function of insulin or both. Genetically predisposed Type 1 and lifestyle acquired Type 2 are its variants. Generally, its signs and symptoms are increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, delayed healing of wounds and frequent infections. Early diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes is essential using recommended Hemoglobin A1c criteria because over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.

Our Approach Towards Diabetes

Ayurveda, gravely misunderstood to be home remedies, considers Diabetes under the group of urinary disorders mentioned under Prameha. Madhu Meha is proximately correlated with Diabetes mellitus. Other types of Diabetes are designated as per the 19 other types of Prameha. And all these conditions are treated at Agni, through regulations of Aahara (Diet), Vihara (Lifestyle) Oushada (Medicine) and Kriya (Therapy).
We at Agni, we optimise the health journey by infusing multi-disciplinary approach like dietetics, yoga and freshly prepared customised medicines giving a wider hope to those inflicted to restore health.

Outcome

The treatment provides metabolic correction and activation of the functions of internal organs thereby effectively managing the present disease symptoms as well as its further advancement, thus keeping the patient away from future complications of diabetes.

Types of Diabetes:Type I – Due to

  • Beta Cell destruction usually leading to absolute insulin deficiency
  • Impaired beta cell function due to genetic defect
  • Impaired insulin action due to genetic defect

Types of Diabetes:Type 2 – Due to

  • Insulin resistance
  • Impaired insulin secretion
  • Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance due to the advancement of age
  • Other hormonal defects
  • Drug induced
  • Infections

Complications:

  • Neuropathy (Numbness and burning sensation over plantar and palmar surfaces)
  • Retinopathy
  • Nephropathy (Renal tissue Damage)
  • Boils and Carbuncles
  • Gangrene
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
  • General Debility and Loss of Libido

Causes as per Ayurvedic classics are

  • Excess usage of Guru (Heavy to digest), Snigdha (Oily), Amla (Sour or fermented) and Lavana (Salt) rasa
  • Navanna (food prepared with newly harvested grains)
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Excess sleep
  • Lack of physical and mental exercises
  • Refraining from body purifications

Prevention

  • Follow proper Dinacharya (Daily Regimen) and Ritucharya (Seasonal regimen)
  • Regular exercises
  • Regular use of Rasayana drugs (Amalaki, Hareetaki etc.)
  • Use of various preparations made from Yava (Barley), Moong Dal(Green gram), Methi, Bitter gourd, Ash gourd, Cucumber etc.
  • Avoid Sugar, Sugar products, Fried foods, Dairy products
  • Avoid day sleep and laziness

Medical

  • Use of Samanaushadha (Amalaki, Haridra, Methi, Meshasringi etc)
  • Proper Panchakarma/ Shodhana Kriya (Vamana, Virechana, Vasthi etc)
  • Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation

Advise

  • Do Physical activity 45-60 minutes daily
  • Increase use of Barley, Green gram, Methi, Horse gram etc in daily meal
  • Restrict or stop intake of rice, potato, tapioca, milk, milk products, oily foods and sweets
  • Avoid use of tobacco and liquor in any form
  • Take utmost care of personal hygiene especially hand and feet
  • Check HBA1C, Renal function, Lipid profile and examine Eye, Foot & Cardiac functions once in 6 months or in 1 year
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