Cancer Management - Tapasya

Cancer Management


Cancer Management

Cancer care in Ayurveda / Ayurvedic treatment for cancer.


What is cancer?

Cancer is a large group of diseases that can occur in almost any organ or tissue of the body. When abnormal cells grow uncontrollably & go beyond their usual boundaries to invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to the other organs.

  • Cancer is one of the life threatening disorders of 21st century & second leading cause of death globally, one in six deaths is because of cancer these days.
  • Lungs, prostate, colorectal, stomach & liver cancer are the common cancers in Men. While in women breast, cervical, thyroid, colorectal, lung cancer is most common.
  • Cancer creates tremendous strain physically, psychologically, emotionally, & financially on individuals and families.
  • There are many types of cancer , but Breast cancer, Oral cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, brain tumors, lymphoma are common cancers these days.

Causes of cancer

Lifestyles, Family history, inheritance, genetics, exposure to certain environment are few amongst multiple causes of cancer.

Ayurvedic Reference to Cancer

Classical Ayurvedic texts have several references to cancer. ‘Granthi’ can be correlated with benign cancer, and ‘Arbuda’ can be correlated with malignant cancer. Imbalance in Dosha , Dhatu, Malas i.e body constituents can lead to cancer, faulty eating habits & lifestyle, addictions, stress. These causes create disturbance in metabolism & imbalance of body constituents.

How does Ayurveda can help in cancer?

• Curative (shaman chikitsa)- Treatment with Ayurvedic oral medicine.

• Supportive- Ayurvedic cancer treatment can be safely combined with chemotherapy & radiotherapy to improve quality of cancer sufferer and to minimize side effects of chemo and radiation. After surgery ayurvedic treatment enhances healing & prevents metastasis.

• Prophylactic (Diet & lifestyle management)- following does & donts of Ahara,Vihara,Dinacharya,Swasthavrutta etc.

• Palliative (Rasayan Chikitsa)- To improve immunity and to boost self-healing process of body.

• Shodhan chikitsa- Detoxification through Panchakarm therapy can be done to activate bodies healing mechanism & to wash out toxins from body.

• Counselling (Satvavajay & Daivavypashraya Chikitsa)- This includes Yogic counseling, Asana Practice, Pranayam, Variety of relaxation & meditation practices according to the need of the patient

Benefits of Ayurvedic Cancer treatment

  • Ayurvedic cancer treatment provides protection to healthy cells in the body meanwhile helps to heal/recover the damaged cancerous cells.
  • Ayurveda medicines and therapies treat the root cause by restoring balance of body constituents.
  • Improves quality of life.
  • Ayurvedic treatment helps in reducing side effects of chemo and radiation like hair fall, nausea, fall in vital parameters, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, emotional disturbance, depression, weakness etc.

At Tapasya we incorporate Ayurvedic lifestyle, healthy food habits, disciplined Asana, Pranayam, Dhyan regime. In addition to healing hands of doctors & therapist, environment, ambiance & lifestyle at Tapasya heals patient from within.