PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES THROUGH AYURVEDA IN CONTEXT OF MODERN LIFESTYLE by Dr. Reena Arora
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is increase of sugar level in blood which may be due to decrease in insulin hormone in blood or excess of sugar intake. According to Ayurveda, Diabetes is called Madhumeh which is a type of Prameh.
Factors responsible for diabetes according to Ayurveda
(a) Dietary habits (Ahaar)
Cold foods (eg. Cold drinks, packed fruit juices, ice creams etc.)
Oily foods (eg. Junk foods like bhature-chhole, samosas etc.)
Sweet foods (eg. Sweets, toffees, chocolates and cakes etc. )
Fatty foods (Mathhi, Fenia,pakore)
Excessive liquids (eg. Excessive intake of water, milk etc.)
Meat (aquatic animals)
These diets are responsible for increase of amadosha in body due to which undigested form of vata, pita and kapha along with medodhatu go out from urinary system. Due to which these tridoshas are unable to perform their functions and various diseases occur.
(b) Life style factors (Vihaar)
Prodromal symptoms (Purv roopas)
The onset of diabetes is recognized by the following symptoms:
Burning sensation in hands / feet
Oiliness on face
Heaviness in body
Sweetness and whitishness of urine.
Polydipsia (increase of thirst)
Plaques on teeth
Excessive growth of nails
Polyurea and dirty urine are main symptoms of prameha.
To prevent diabetes following diet pattern should be adopted.
RECOMMENDED LIFE STYLE CHANGES
Go for a long MORNING WALK daily.
Go for evening walk.
Use stairs in the office.
Use public transport more as it moves your body to prevent diabetes and good for society to prevent pollution.
Do yoga regularly
Mandukasan is good for preventing diabetes.
Suryanamaskar (reduces stress and obesity)
Do walk after lunch in the office.
For bathing vijaysar water can be used.
Use Neem soap.
Use Barley ubtan.
Take dinner early in evening.
Do not take food until the previous diet is digested and till you feel hungry
Take small meals
Adopt Ayurvedic dincharya to prevent diabetes.
For managing diabetes, use / take
Jamun seeds powder
Giloyghan vati / sanshamni vati
Amla Ras and turmeric
Use Basantkusumakar Ras for strengthening and preventing other complications from diabetes.