Things to know about Cancer and its possible cure in Ayurveda


Cancer; in the present world this very disease has become the synonym of death! In the horoscope term, cancer also means ‘crab’. Well, here we will be talking about the disease ‘Cancer’.

Pink ribbon for cancer
Pink ribbon for cancer

When you hear the name ‘Cancer’ a terrific portrait of blackness comes to the mind. For common public, this disease is the terrific of all. The simple meaning of cancer for them is ‘death’ or ‘huge wastage of money’. Before entering to the prime topic; firstly lets discuss about the actual meaning of “Disease”.

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

1. Carcinomas:-

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.

2. Melanomas:-

Melanomas are the kinds of tumours arising from melanocytes of the skin and other organs like mucosal melanoma, nodular melanoma, superficial spreading melanoma etc.

3. Sarcomas:-

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 depend 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
  • Anaemia
  • Excessive sweating
  • 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 include-

  • 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.
  • Mammography
Secrets of healthy living
Healthy living secrets

Treatments for 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.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy

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 the 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 let’s talk about how to cure Cancer through Ayurveda, yoga and Herbal medicines.

What Ayurveda says?

Ayurvedic treatment for cancer
Ayurvedic treatment for Cancer

Nowadays, 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.

66% of people in India are suffering from advanced stages of cancer. Because of tobacco, alcohols etc yearly 20 lakhs persons are getting died all over the world. 91% of oral cancers are caused due to tobacco and 85% of lung cancer is due to tobacco.

This bad thing is getting inherited from generation to generation. In India, 7 lakhs people’s yearly are getting affected by cancer. In first two stages, chemotherapy and radiation can cure; but the operation, can even make the case worsen.

Treatment of Cancer from Ayurveda:-


Pranayama for Cancer
Pranayama for Cancer

Pranayama is the complete medical science. It increases the internal vital energy that keeps you far from disorders. It’s a fact; 50% of cancer patients get worse due to its fear and not the disease. So, while performing Pranayama you should be dedicated and filled with enthusiasm.

  • 5-10 minutes of Bhastrika Pranayama
  • 15-30 minutes of Kapalbhati pranayama
  • 15-20 minutes of Anulom velom pranayma
  • 5-5 minutes of Bhramri pranayama, udgeet pranayama
  • 5-11 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 the 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 Treatment-

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
  • Sanjivani vati

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 work the best for the internal cure.

  • Take wheatgrass juice in empty stomach. Add 3-7 basil, neem and giloy leaves to it as it works the best.
  • Cow’s urine with honey and basil is the best. It should be taken in empty stomach.
  • 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 cure it with full dedication itself. Remember, most of the disease gets fatal only due to your fear and anxious thinking.

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 Ayurveda. Take care and live well!

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