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AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF LEUKEMIA (BLOOD CANCER)

Leukemia, Blood Cancer

WHAT IS LEUKEMIA?

It is a cancer which affects the blood cells mainly white blood cells. White blood cells are the component of blood that provide energy to the body to fight against infections. When a person suffers from leukemia, the mutation of DNA occurs and results in production of large number of immature white blood cells, called Blasts. Leukemia affects the different type of cell in the blood and accordingly it is divided into different types: Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) & Hairy cell leukemia (HCL).

AYURVEDIC VIEW

According to Ayurveda, blood is considered as Jiva (life) - 'रक्तो जीव इति स्थिति:' blood is one of dhatu (body tissues) among 7 dhatu. Ayurveda mentions that oxygen is carried by blood cells about thousands of years ago- 'प्राणा: शोणितं अनुवर्तन्ते'.

As per Ayurveda Blood disorders are due to pitta imbalance and Blood Cancers can also be classified as "dysfunctional Pitta" leading faulty formation / damage of blood cells or immunity cells.

SYMPTOMS OF LEUKEMIA

  • Poor blood clotting
  • Frequent infections
  • Weak immunity
  • Anemia
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Recurrent nose bleeding
  • Tiny red spots on the skin (petechiae)
  • Excessive sweating at night
  • Other symptoms such as nausea, fever, chills, night sweats, flu-like symptoms, weight loss, bone pain, and tiredness.

CAUSES OF LEUKEMIA

The exact cause of leukemia is not known but it may cause due to combination of environmental and genetic factors. It is due to the Mutation in DNA that results in abnormal production of WBC. But the cause of mutation is not known.

Other causes may be Carcinogens such as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic, radiation, ultraviolet rays and car exhaust fumes.

Alcohol use and obesity, Lack of physical activity, Sunlight and excessive exposure to ultraviolet light and Exposure to radiation from X-rays, gamma rays, cellular phones and cell phone towers.

RISK FACTORS OF LEUKEMIA

Certain genetic disorders like Down syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome and other disease conditions such as myelodysplastic syndromes (blood disorder) increase the risk of leukemia.

Exposure to certain chemicals, including benzene (commonly used in the chemical industry), increases the risk of leukemia. Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk by developing AML.

TREATMENT OF LEUKEMIA

As per Ayurveda the imbalanced three doshas pitta, vata and kapha impure's the production of rakta dhatu (blood cells) which results to Leukemia.

The main focus of Ayurvedic treatment is to pacify the specific dosha involved in disease. It mainly treats the disease according to the area involved in the disease. But it does not mean on the specific area it also involves the whole system. The body must be free from the toxins and free radicals that cause damage to the body cells. Ayurveda offers treatment that helps to detoxify the body with the help of herbs and diet. Herbs used in the treatment have cleansing action, promotes the circulation, the efficient elimination of toxins and assist in healing the tissues. These herbs also enhance the immunity and strength of body. Immunity restoring herbs and minerals are given to boost the strength of debilitated patients.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR LEUKEMIA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

There are few herbal remedies, which are used to manage the symptoms of leukemia. These are available in the form of combo pack known as Crab Care Pack. These herbal remedies are prepared from by best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

DOSAGE

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  2. Guggul capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  3. Curcumin Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  4. Tulsi Capsules: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
  5. Chanderprabha Vati: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with plain water after meals.
  6. Kanchnaar Guggul: 2 tablets to be taken three times in a day with plain water after meals.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

It is a pure herbal capsules obtained from extract of herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herb has great medicinal value which is used to maintain overall wellbeing of health. It also gives strength and immunity to the body.

2. GUGGUL CAPSULES

This is obtained from standardized extract of Guggul (Commiphora mukul).

USES:-

  • It has antioxidant property.
  • Blood purifier.
  • Useful in many health conditions.
  • It revitalizing cells and therefore rejuvenates them.

3. CURCUMIN CAPSULES

This capsule is prepared from Curcuma longa. Curcumin is the main constituent of turmeric which is rich in medicinal properties. It is anti-oxidant in nature which reduces the free radicals from body thereby improves health and immunity. This herb has power to fight against infection and toxins.

4. TULSI CAPSULES

These capsule are prepared from standardized extract of Ocimum sanctum.

USES:-

  • It has strong anti-oxidant properties that help to free toxins from the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory by nature.

5. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

These are herbal tablets prepared form different herbs which are listed below:

Each Tablet is 500 mg, Major Ingredients are:

Sr. No. Latin Name Sanskrit Name Parts
1 Asphaltum Shilajit 32
2 Commiphora mukul Guggul 32
4 Sugar Sharkara 16
3 Cinnamomum camphora Karpoor 4
5 Acorus calamus Vacha 4
6 Cyprus rotundus Mustak 4
7 Curcuma longa Haridra 4
8 Emblica officinalis Amalaki (Amla) 4
9 Piper retrofractum Chavya 4
10 Embelia ribes Vidanga 4
11 Tinospora cordifolia Guduchi (Giloy) 4
12 Zingiber officinale Shunthi 4
13 Piper nigrum Maricha 4
14 Piper longum Pippali 4
15 Sodium carbonate Sarjikashaar 4
16 Potassium carbonate Yavkshaar 4
17 Rock salt Saindhav Lavan 4
18 Sodium sulphate Suvarchal Lavan 4
19 Black salt Vida Lavan 4
20 Baliospermum montanum Danti 1
21 Cinnamomum zeylanicum Dalchini 1
22 Cinnamomum tamala Tejpatta 1
23 Elettaria cardamomum Ela 1

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - Sharangdhar/Chapter of Diabetes

USES:-

  • It has calming effect on the entire body.
  • This is effective against infection and helps to lose weight.

6. KANCHNAAR GUGGUL

These are herbal tablets prepared form different herbs which are listed below:

Each Tablet is 500 mg, Major Ingredients are:

Sr. No. Common Name Latin Name Parts
1. Kachnar Bark Bauhinia variegata 40
2. Amalaki Emblica officinalis 8
3. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 8
4. Bibhitaki Terminalia bellirica 8
5. Ginger Zingiber officinale 4
6. Black Pepper Piper nigrum 4
7. Pippali Piper longum 4
8. Varuna Crateva religiosa 4

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - Sharangdhar Samhita (M.Kh.A-7) Chapter of Nodular Swellings - Cancers (Gandmala Chikitsa)

BENEFITS:-

These are helpful to manage the all three doshas in body. This formulation has antioxidant properties which help to remove the free radicals from the body and also enhances immunity of the body and provide strength to the body to fight against various types of cancers.

Where to buy Crab Care Pack?

To buy Crab Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/crab-care-pack.html

DIET AND LIFESTYLE ADVICE FOR LEUKEMIA PATIENTS

  • Eat a diet that is rich in natural cancer-fighting chemicals and helpful in boosting immunity.
  • Easily digestible food to be taken as it avoids accumulation of toxin in the body.
  • Reduce sugar intake.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Avoid high-fat foods, especially from animal sources.
  • Along with diet and herbal remedies relaxation of mind is also necessary. Suppression of emotion or emotional stagnation is a significant causative factor and obstacle to effective treatment of this condition.
  • Meditation, counseling, yoga, pranayama and the studying of spiritual philosophy are all recommended for support in this aspect of personal healing.

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