Diabetes Ayurvedic Treatment, Herbal & Natural Cure

Diabetes Ayurvedic Treatment About Ayurveda

About Diabetes Ayurvedic Treatment

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases among the working age people. According to WHO, the number of people with diabetes has crossed more than 422 million people. 8.5% of adults over 18 years of age is diabetic, and that is a staggering stat considering the fact that this almost doubled in the last 15 years.


Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million deaths were contributed by high blood sugar. WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

Diabetes is a chronic disease of the endocrine system, which appears due to pancreatic hormone deficiency- insulin. Insulin- a pancreatic hormone that feeds a supply of glucose to all cells, responsible for the regulation of protein metabolism, catalysing their synthesis from amino acids, and transfers the obtained proteins into cells.

In an healthy human being, the pancreas produces hormone insulin, which delivers glucose into the cells, dissolved in the blood. In diabetes condition, glucose cannot independently enter into the cell and remains in the blood as an unnecessary element.

The most common types of diabetes are Diabetes type 1 and Diabetes type 2.

Diabetes Type1

This type of diabetes is associated with insulin deficiency: it produces little or not at all. This type of diabetes occurs only 10-15% of the cases. This affects mostly your people under 30 years of age. The condition causes failure in carbohydrate metabolism, which is caused by destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. The pancreas then will not be able to produce insulin.

Symptoms of Diabetes Type1

  1. Constant thirst

  2. Excessive appetite

  3. Increased urination

  4. Weight loss

Causes of Diabetes Type1

The main reason for Diabetes type 1 is the failure of immune system, in which the body produces antibodies against pancreatic cells, and destroy them. Factor provoking this condition is a viral infection such as chicken pox, hepatitis, mumps etc.

Diabetes Type2

This is the most common type of diabetes condition affecting 80-85% of cases, and occur in people aged above 40.

In this type of diabetes the insulin is produced in sufficient amount, sometimes even more than normal. But the hormone is practically useless because the body tissues lose their sensitivity to it.

Symptoms of Diabetes Type2

  1. Dry mouth

  2. Weakness and fatigue

  3. General muscle weakness

  4. Blurred vision

  5. Headache

  6. Severe itching of the skin

  7. Slow healing of wounds

Causes of Diabetes Type2

  1. Heredity

  2. Diseases that cause loss of beta cells ( Pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer. etc)

  3. Endocrine diseases: pathology of the pituitary, thyroid etc.

  4. Viral infection (influenza, measles, chicken pox, herpes, etc)

  5. Obesity, is one of the most common and important cause.

  6. Hypertension

  7. Stress, anxiety, sleeplessness etc

  8. Lack of exercise

  9. Addition- alcohol, smoking, overeating etc.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes

According to Ayurveda, Diabetes Type 1 is caused by an imbalance of Vata-dosha. Now in Ayurveda, Diabetes type 2 is explained as an aggravation of pitta and kapha-doshas. Here kapha is the predominant dosha causing the diabetes condition.

As toxins accumulate in the body (called ama) due to unhealthy food habits, lifestyle, lack of exercise etc, the kapha imbalance occurs. This causes the Kapha (which has the property of fire) to weaken, which leads to poor digestion of glucose. This leads to high blood sugar level, as the pancreas will be affected, due to demand for producing more insulin.

Ayurvedic treatment of Diabetes involves internal medication prescribed by the doctor, panchakarma detoxification therapy for the removal of toxins and a strict ayurvedic diet.

The treatment procedure starts with-

Consultation with an ayurveda physician. (We at superbeing arranges free consultation over the phone or email with a specialized doctor, provided you have send a detailed description of the disease condition and the concerned medical reports)

The doctor performs thorough diagnosis of your body by analyzing your medical reports. He then prescribes a treatment routine to be followed-

A typical treatment routine includes:

    1. No of days required for treatment

    2. The therapies to be followed in each stages of treatment

    3. Number of total sessions required for each therapy

    4. Internal medicines and its timings

    5. Diet to be followed during treatment

    6. Do’s and Don’ts  to be followed before and after  each session

Some of the Panchakarma therapies advised in Ayurveda for Diabetes are :

Snehana: Panchakarma treatment is a Bio-cleansing regimen comprising of five major procedures intended to eliminate the toxic elements from the body and thereby enhances the immunity of the body. Prior to these five major procedures, there is Purva Karma or preparatory procedures given to the patient. Snehana or oleation is one such preparatory procedure.

Snehana stands for lubrication of the body systems by the administration of fatty substances internally and externally. Snehana uses commonly four types of Snehana Dravyas for treatment- ghee, oil, fat & bone marrow. Out of these, Ghee is considered best.

Snehana (Oleation) includes

  • Abhyantara Snehana (Internal Oleation)
  • Bahya Snehana (External Oleation)

The patient who is intended to undergo Snehapana (Internal administration of medicine, Sneha) is the take the medicine in the early morning (within 15 minutes of sunrise) in the prescribed dose based on his digestive capacity, nature of the disease, condition of the body etc. The patient is advised to take complete rest, avoid day sleep and follow a strict diet as prescribed by the doctor.


Swedana is a process to induce sweating (sudation) artificially in a patient who has already undergone Snehana.

Swedana has many classifications-

  • On the basis of induction of heat- Thermal & Non Thermal
  • On the basis of application of heat- Local & General
  • On the basis of nature of heat- Dry heat & Moist heat
  • On the basis of intensity of heat- High sweat, Medium sweat & Low sweat

The most common sudation therapy is Vashpa Sweda (Steam Bath). In Steam Bath, medicated steam is applied to the patient’s body for a certain period of time to get perspiration. It removes stiffness, heaviness and coldness from the body.

The patient is advised to lie down inside a steam-bath chamber after massage with warm oil. A thick cotton sheet may be used to cover the body to get proper perspiration. The patient is to remain in the chamber for about 15-20 minutes.

Swedana is effective for neuromuscular diseases like Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Sciatica etc. Also effective in Rheumatological problems like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and is a great rejuvenation therapy.


Virechana is the procedure by which vitiated doshas are eliminated through the anal route. It is the treatment of choice for the pitta dominant individuals.

Before Virechana the patient should undergo the preparatory procedures Snehana & Swedana. Snehana is done for 3-7 days and then Swedana for another 3 days. The medicine for purgation is to be given early morning in around 6 A.M on empty stomach. Usually the purgation will start after 3 hours. Warm water may be given in small doses, when the patient feels thirsty or the urge for evacuation is not felt sufficient. When the evacuation of the bowel is complete as per the features described for proper purgation, the patient is advised to take complete rest.

Virechana is the best treatment for Gastrointestinal disorders, Dermatological disorders etc. Virechana cleans the channels by the removal of accumulated waste products, undigested material, and the toxins mainly from the gut (Gastrointestinal tract). It enhances the appetite, power of digestion and absorption of food.



Abhyanga is a part of Panchakarma treatment method which involves application of warm medicated oil over the body with mild pressure. The medicine is rubbed over the body in directions comfortable to the patient. It improves strength and alleviates Vata. Abhyanga is a type of Bahya Snehana which can be performed as therapeutic procedure as well as preventive procedure.

The patient is made to sit on the Abhyanga table with leg extended. The oil is to be heated to optimum temperature and applied over the head, ears and soles of the feet. And then the oil is applied uniformly with mild pressure over the body by two masseurs standing on both sides of the table. Massage is started from scalp, head and moves down to neck, upper back, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, hands and then chest, abdomen, lower back and lower limbs.

Abhyanga should be done in sitting, supine, right lateral and left lateral positions and prone position. At the end of the procedure the oil on the body is wiped off with tissue or towel. The procedure normally takes 30- 40 minutes.

Patient is advised to take complete rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bath can be taken with hot water and soap to remove the oil from the body. Light semisolid digestible diet is advised after the bath.


'Takra' means butter milk and 'dhara' means stream. In this treatment procedure, buttermilk is continuously made to flow on the forehead.

Takradhara Ayurvedic Treatment are very similar to that of shirodhara. However, the major difference being use of medicated buttermilk.



The Udwartana massage is performed synchronously by two masseurs using a herbal powder mixture. The massage movements are intensive rubbing, but not painful. The massage stimulates the blood and lymph circulation and strengthens the muscles.

The treatment is one of the most successful methods for treating obesity. It is extremely effective in overweight people because, in the event of repeated synchronous massage movements , body fat is burnt, which helps to lose weight. The massage has proved itself with joint problems and also promotes the detoxification.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda, which means the science of life. (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science). Ayurveda is a traditional System of treatment (medical science) which was developed in India more than 5000 years ago. Ayurvedic treatment which helps to cure most of the diseases. Major treatment methods are massages, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Sirodhara, Vasthi, Sirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Thalam etc. The main Advantage of taking ayurveda treatment is, its completely natural because herbal medicines are used to treat any disease conditions. Its a natural medical system focused on physical, mental and spiritual growth of human beings and it focus on treating and get rid off the root cause of the disease (Complete cure) rather than suppressing the symptoms.Special Ayurveda packages available in kerala for most of the ailments

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