Ayurvedic Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)
What is Cholangiocarcinoma?
Cholangiocarcinoma is also called as a bile duct cancer. Cholangiocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from the cells within the bile ducts; both inside and outside the liver. When the tumors arise within the liver, the tumors can be small or large or vary in its size. The terms cholangiocarcinoma and bile duct cancer are often used interchangeably for the same. This type of cancer is slightly more common in males than females. It usually affect the patients between 50-70 years of age group.
What are the Different Dymptoms of Bile Duct Cancer?
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
How Bile Duct Cancer is Diagnosed?
In today's modern science there are many diagnostic methods to diagnose the disease but in ancient times, in the period of charka, sushrutha, and vagabhatta they used to diagnose the disease on the basis of TRIDOSHA SIDHANATA and treatment was based on the particular dosha involvement. Even NADI PAREEKSHA played very important role at that time. But in modern science many diagnostic methods are available today.
- Blood tests: Blood tests which include a complete blood count, hematocrit, platelet count, liver function tests, Carcinoembriogenic antigen (CEA) and Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), which may be elevated in patients with bile duct cancer.
- Abdominal ultrasound: This test helps the doctor see the tumor and makes them visualized and analyses it.
- CT scan: This test finds the tumor(s) and pinpoints their size and location in the liver, as well as their relation to the vascular / biliary structures. It makes the doctor to determine the proper and overall health of the liver.
- MRI: This test also identifies the tumor(s) and pinpoints their size and location in the liver, and their relation to the vascular / biliary structures. It also helps the doctor to determine the overall health of the liver. It is doctor's call to determine whether to do a CT scan, an MRI or both.
- Endoscopy: Endoscopy is visual tube like instrument that allows your physician to see the inside of the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the lower intestine without surgery.
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography is an endoscopic procedure that involves the use of fiber optic endoscopes. You will sedated lightly and your doctor will insert an endoscope through the mouth, down the esophagus, and into the stomach and small bowel. A small tube or catheter is passed through the endoscope and into the bile ducts. Dye is injected inside the ducts, and the doctor takes X-rays that can show whether a tumor is present in the bile ducts.
- Percutaneous (through the skin) Transhepatic (through the liver) Cholangiogram: In it a thin needle is inserted through the skin and into the bile ducts. Then dye is passed through the needle so that a contrast image will be develop of x-ray. By seeing at the X-rays, the doctor may be able to see whether there is a tumor in the bile ducts.
Cancer in Ayurveda
Vata dosha is responsible for cell division in Ayurvedic texts. Aggravation of Vata dosha and suppression of kapha dosha or both the doshas are responsible for interacting with one another may result in proliferation of cells. However, the Ekadesavriddhi (growth ata specific part) is a part of abnormal cell division resulting in benign or malignant tumors. Acharya Sushrutha has explained about six stages in the pathogenesis of all diseases. They are Sanchaya, the early stages of localized neoplastic changes; Prakopa is transformation of primary growths into metastatic tumors; Prasara is metastasis; Sthana samsraya is complete metastasis and secondary growth. Vyakti is the clinical signs and symptoms observed. Bheda is the stage where differentiation of growth is understood on the basis of histopathology.
Herbal Remedies for Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer) by Planet Ayurveda
At Planet Ayurveda we are providing Crab Care Pack which have effective herbal medicines which controls the pitta dosha and helps in normalizing the function of cancer. Provide support to control uncontrolled cell growth and helps in its treatment.
- Ashwagandha Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Guggul capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Curcumin Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Tulsi Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Chanderprabha Vati: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Kanchnaar Guggul: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with warm water after meals.
1. Curcumin Capsules
Curcumin capsules has the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has very powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is also a very strong antioxidant. The capsules have great anti carcinogenic properties. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals from the body. Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor. Turmeric is helpful in Preventing (and perhaps even treat) Cancer. Curcumin is also useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease. Cholangiocarcinoma respond very well to curcumin supplements.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha capsules are full of natural elements which are beneficial for health and contain standardized extract of herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used to prepare these capsules. It plays very good role to manage pain. Ashwagandha supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity of human body. These capsules support a healthy joint and promotes thyroid health. It also supports a healthy immune system.
3. Tulsi Capsules
Tulsi capsules have extract of Tulsi as an herb which helps in boosting the immune system. It has very good anti-oxidant properties and helps in controlling and killing carcinogenic cells. Basil has eugenol as essential extract that helps to fight against cancer. Tulsi has great therapeutic properties which have been discussed at great length in ancient ayurveda texts in India and its many uses have been told in Ayurvedic texts.
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
Kanchnaar guggul is herbal medicines which controls unwanted growths of cells and control the inflammation. It helps in managing carcinogenic growths. The product is packed with Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica, and Emblica officinalis), Trikatu (Zingiber officinale, Solanum nigrum, and Piper longum), Varun (Crateva nurvala) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). The main ingredients are Kanchnaar bark and Guggul.
5. Chanderprabha Vati
These classical herbal tablets reduces inflammation, itching & swelling in cholangiocarcinoma patients. Chanderprabha vati is very effective and herbal medicines used in various other disorders.
6. Guggul Capsules
Guggul inhibits the production of oxygen free radicals and thus protects several tissues against damage. Guggul inhibits platelet aggregation thus reducing clot formation similarly to other traditional drugs. Guggul has shown great effects against cancer by killing cancer cells, reducing cell growth, and decreasing the formation of new blood vessels Guggul prevented the proliferation of human leukemia cells. Guggul showed this activity on different cancer cells including leukemia, head and neck, breast, lung, and prostate cancer It caused cell death by activation of c-Jun N-Terminal kinase Guggul stopped cell growth in human head and neck cancer cells and killed cancer cells through STAT3 inhibition Guggul reduced MMP-9 production and tumor invasion in human breast cancer cells.
We at Planet Ayurveda prepare and offer wide range of products for health related issues and for general wellbeing of health. Our products are 100% herbal and go through stringent tests to assure good results with no side effects. Our products are prepared under proper guidelines to serve people in efficient and healthy way.