Cancer, Yoga and Ayurveda
Introduction to Disease:-
Disease is a vast topic to discuss about; simply, it is made from two words; Dis=Lack of; Ease=Comfort. In the combine form, it means ‘Lack of comfort’. Disease is a state of deranged functioning of body that results from an infection, defective diet, heredity, environment or mental disturbance.
The pathogen, disturbance, substance, force or reason which causes a disease is known as disease agent. Earlier, when there was the period of our ancestors; thing called disease was rarely seen. Simply, we can call it the miracle of nature or the carefulness of individuals.
Well, learning about diseases; now lets move to our concerned point which is Cancer. Firstly we will get to know what is cancer; its descriptions and then Ayurvedic treatment-
What is Cancer?
Development of cancer cells
Cancer cells development strategy
Cancer is made from a Greek word ‘Karkinos’ which means tumour or crab. It is a disease characterized by breaking down of regulatory mechanisms of normal cells, uncontrolled division of cells and the movement of proliferating cells to other parts of the body. Cancer is more common in elderly persons though its initiation begins at quite early age.
Types of Cancer:-
On the basis of tissue affected, some 200 clinically distinct cancers are recognised. There are many types of cancers depicting to specific organs like lungs, kidneys, brain, liver, intestines etc. However, all the types are recognised under four types that are listed below.
View of cancer cellls
Cancer cells under electron microscope
They are cancers of epithelial tissues like skin, glands and epithelial lining of internal organs like mucus membrane, pancreas, stomach, throat, cervix etc. All around the cancers; carcinomas account for nearly 85% of all tumours.
Melanomas are the kinds of tumours arising from melanocytes of the skin and other organs like mucosal melanoma, nodular melanoma, superficial spreading melanoma etc.
They are the cancerous growths of mesodermal tissues like bones, cartilages, fat etc. In human beings, sarcomas constitute only one percent of all tumours like osteoma which is cancer of bone, lipoma cancer of adipose tissue and so on.
4. Lymphomas or Leukemias:-
Lymphomas are cancers of hematopoietic cells. In leukemia there is a very high increase in number of leucocytes 20,000 to 1000,000/mm³. Immature stem cells also occur in this. Leukemia is also called blood cancer.
Leucocytes may enter various body parts causing damage and internal bleeding. In lymphomas, there is excessive growth of lymph nodes, spleen and other lymphoid tissues also called Hodgkin’s disease.
What is the difference between Cancer cells and normal cells?
Division of cancer cells
Cancer cells division
We all know, every minute thousands of our body cells sheds which is replaced by new and healthy cells. When no dead cells sheds and over it new cells forms or the number of rebuilt cells are far more than those of dead; then it develops as a Tumour.
Normal cells remain adhered to each other. They have definite life span. Both functioning of cells as well as division and differentiation of new cells are highly regulated so that the number of cells in a tissue or an organ of an adult remain almost the same.
Whenever there is a breakdown of any regulatory mechanism, a cell develops the ability to undergo uncontrolled repeated division forming a ‘clone of cells’. Tumours results in pressing of surrounding normal cells and tissues causing discomfort and some disruption of their functioning.
Types of Tumours:-
There are two types of Tumours which are; i Benign and Malignant Tumour.
1. Benign Tumour
It is a non-cancerous tumour.
Benign tumour stops growth after reaching a certain size.
Benign tumour is non-invasive.
The growth of this kind of tumour is slow.
It causes a very little or minor damage.
2. Malignant Tumour
It is called a cancerous tumour.
Malignant tumour shows indefinite growth.
It shows metastasis by invading other parts of the body.
Once started, growth of tumour is rapid.
It is severe one and causes fatal damage to the body.
Causes of Cancers:-
Doesn’t matters which type of cancer you are suffering from, most of them has the same causative agents and factors responsible. Depending upon their mode and action, carcinogens are of three types.
1. Oncogenic Transformations-
These factors changes the genetic material from non-oncogenic state to oncogenic one like chemicals and radiations.
2. Tumour Promoters-
They are actually co-carcinogens which promote tumour formation from proliferation of cells that have already undergone oncogenic transformation like some growth factors, hormones.
3. Tumour Viruses:-
They are viruses which are suspected of causing cancer through oncogenic transformation. Both DNA and RNA viruses are suspected to do it.
Symptoms of Cancer:-
Symptoms and signs of cancer depends upon the severity, organ of origin and its type. Some of the common symptoms seen among all types are-
Skin cancer is often noted by a change in a wart or mole of the skin.
Oral cancers present white patches inside the mouth or tongue.
Yellowing of skin
Jaundice can be the sign of developing liver cancer.
Colon cancer constitutes constipation, diarrhoea, changes in stool size.
Bladder or prostate cancer may constitute with frequent or infrequent urination.
Brain cancers may accompany seizures and headaches
Throat cancer can be with hoarseness and coughing
Fatigue and weakness
Unexplained weight loss
Diagnosis of Cancer:-
It is advisable to go in for earlier detection of cancer as some of them can be treated in early stages. The diagnosis results includes-
Presence of abnormal leucocytes.
Bone marrow biopsy
Endoscopic observation and biopsy
Pap test is a cytological staining technique for determination of cancer of cervix and uterus.
CT scan, MRI scan and X-ray using dye are employed for determination of cancer of internal organs like kidneys and pancreas.
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Healthy living secrets
Treatments of Cancer:-
The treatment of cancer depends upon the type of cancer. Generally, there are four types of cancer treatment strategies which are used singly or in combination.
Now, we will be moving to our concerned treatment which is called ‘Ayurveda’. Ayurveda is regarded as the ‘science of life’. It is not a therapy; it a procedure through which whole body is converted to the fine one. Here we will be describing how to cure Cancer through Ayurveda.
Yet, in any of the treatment field no permanent cure for cancer has been discovered. So now lets talk how to cure Cancer through Ayurveda, yoga and Herbal medicines.
what yoga says
Researchers have put yoga to the scientific test for years, and the results so far have been impressive. The practice has been shown to lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and hypertension.
But yoga can also help those who are already ill feel better. A new study suggests that doing yoga twice a week may improve quality of life for men being treated for prostate cancer and may help reduce the side effects of radiation, which include fatigue, sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
The study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, followed 50 men with prostate cancer as they underwent six to nine weeks of radiation therapy. Half of the men were assigned to attend two 75-minute yoga classes each week during their treatment.
At the beginning of the study, before radiation had started, men in both groups reported relatively low levels of fatigue. As treatment progressed, however, the men who didn’t take yoga had more fatigue—typical of the fourth or fifth week of a treatment course, the researchers say.
But for those who took yoga, fatigue dropped as the weeks went on. Overall, these men reported less fatigue and a better ability to go about their normal lives, compared to the group that didn't do yoga.
yoga has been shown to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, which may explain why sexual and urinary function were largely preserved in the yoga group. Yoga, like other types of exercise, can also increase blood flow throughout the body—an important component of muscular and erectile health.
Physical and emotional well-being scores increased as patients in both groups progressed through their treatments, but those in the yoga group had more rapid improvements.
“There could be a number of things going on, and it may not be that all of the mechanisms work for everyone,” she says. “One man may get more of a psychological benefit from yoga, whereas for others it might have a purely vascular effect. Someone else with urinary issues might benefit from a stronger pelvic floor.”
The practice of yoga, which focuses on the energy of poses rather than the complexity, the . The method uses props and modifications for difficult poses, which makes yoga more accessible to beginners of all body types. Each class incorporated sitting, standing and reclining positions, and began with five minutes of breathing and centering techniques.
Larger and longer studies are needed to better understand exactly how yoga protects against the side effects of radiation, Tina says she recommends the practice to her prostate cancer patients. She urges men to try classes that are for all levels, to tell the instructor that they are new to yoga and to ask about modifications for difficult poses. “Don’t count yourself out based on what you think you know about yoga,”
What Ayurveda says?
Ayurvedic treatment for cancer
Ayurvedic treatment for Cancer
Now-a-days, cancer can be said as the synonym of ‘death’. If the disease is in the 1st or 2nd stage then there are the chances for its cure. Otherwise the cure in advance stages are temporary, it can give birth to major conditions too.
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Treatment of Cancer from Ayurveda:-
Pranayama for Cancer
Pranayama for Cancer
Pranayama is the complete medical science. It increases your internal vital energy that keeps you far from disorders. It’s a fact; 50% of cancer patients gets worsen due to its fear not the disease. So, while performing Pranayama you should be dedicated and filled with enthusiasm.
15-30 minutes of Kapalbhati pranayama
15-20 minutes of Anulom velom pranayma
5-5 minutes of Bhramri pranayama,
27 times ‘Om’ meditation
To erase inner heat one should perform Shitkari pranayama for 5 minutes at least.
It should be performed early morning as this time air is fresh and is highly beneficial. For the completion of whole process it will take 1 1/2 hour. You will notice the results from the first day itself. It simply acts as a natural radiation and chemotherapy.
Herbal remedies for Cancer
Herbal medicine for Cancer
For any kind of cancer, the following herbal remedies can be used for the cure.
Kanchaar guggal and Vrivadhika vati should be taken.
Hirak Bhasm- 300 to 500 mg
Tamra bhasm- 1 gm
Shila sindoor- 2-4 gm
Tall sindoor- 2-4 gm
Amrita sat- 5 gm
Moti pishti- 5 gm
Swarna basant malti ras- 3-5 gm
Ras manikya- 2-4 gm
Sarva kayakalp kwath
Prawal pishti- 4-5 gm
All these herbal medicines are prescribed for the treatment of Cancer. But the doses depends upon the type, severity and patient’s health. So, better consult the Ayurvedic physician and get the prescription how to use these.
Home Remedies for Cancer-
You can also go with some home remedies as they works the best for the internal cure.
Take wheat grass juice in empty stomach. Add 3-7 basil, neem and giloy leaves to it as it works the best.
You should avoid fried foods, cold drinks, tobacco and all other junk foods. These are the latent poison for cancer patient and a time bomb for healthy people.
You should also take neem juice once a day.
Guys, it’s a fact that complete cure of Cancer hasn’t been discovered in Ayurveda field also. But in 1st and 2nd stages you can work with full dedication itself. Remember, most of the disease gets fatal only due to your fear and anxious thinking, and it is our time Yama has come to collect.
Relive in yourself and go wisely. If you are detected with Cancer in early stages then follow the precautions and rules and see the magic of your spiritualism and Yoga Ayurveda. Take care and live well!