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Ayurveda and Hematology

Hematology and ayurvede

Hematology is a branch of science that deals with the study and the prevention of all blood related disorders. Some of the most common disorders are hemophilia, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, African sleeping sickness, Thalassemia, Anemia and the Chagas disease.

Most of the disorders mentioned above are fatal as they negatively impact the production of blood cells, which are necessary for coagulation, hemoglobin, bone marrow, healthy blood vessels, blood proteins and spleen.

Many times, especially in case of hematologic cancers (leukemia), the chances of it relapsing are very high. The treatment involved is usually chemotherapy – which is very expensive and extremely painful.

With a fat chance of the cancer relapsing, the treatment is questionable and hence not the best possible option. This is a major reason for many people to turn to Ayurveda.

Ayurveda considers blood to be the most important of the 7 dhatus (human body tissues) of a person as it carries oxygen throughout the body. It focuses on non-invasive techniques like an individual’s diet, practicing yoga, special massages and mild vedic medicines that can help one recover and lead a healthy life.

Ayurveda believes in having a proper lifestyle in order to maintain good health. Only when one has a healthy body, mind and spirit can one expect to be fully healthy. This is what attracts most people to Ayurveda, as it heals every aspect of a human being, with little chance of them facing that problem again.

Ayurveda has a similar approach for targeting hematological disorders. Four of the most common hematological disorders are:

  1. Anemia

Anemia is known as Pandurog in Ayurveda, as the most common symptoms are whiteness on the skin, eyes and nails. It is mostly caused due to the absence of a fixed diet and malnutrition.

The best way to combat this is by focusing on your diet. Eating food that is cooked in iron utensils is a great way to beat this disease. Avoid non-vegetarian food, spicy, fried food and only light meals of lentils, soup, rice and vegetables must be had. Fruits can play a major role in helping you regain health. Pomegranates and melons are some of the best fruits for combating this disease. Having apple and beetroot juices is a great way to start your day.

  1. Platelets disorder

Platelets disorder is a very serious condition to have. If the platelets count of a person is very low, the chances of him loosing a lot of blood in case of an injury are very high. Excessive bleeding is the last thing that one wants. Sometimes, when the platelet count is very high, excessive blood clots, may result in a heart attack, which is a fatal situation. 

Juices of certain vegetables are considered to be the best solutions for tackling the platelets disorder. Having the juices of aloe vera, amla, papaya leaf, beet root and wheat grass are the best remedies for tackling this life threatening disease.

  1. Leukemia

Leukemia is blood cancer. Of the 7 chakras that are present in the human body, the Mooldan chakra that is present at the base of the spine, is said to be responsible for preventing leukemia. The Mooldan chakra has control over the adrenal glands, the skeletal system, the spine, blood production, excretory system and overall energy of the individual.

A malfunctioning chakra results in blood disorders, (cancer mainly), slow wound healing, etc. In order to combat this, various herbs taken in generous quantities can help us combat these diseases. Ashwagandha, guduchi, curcumin, tulsi, amalaki, haritaki and vibhitaki are some herbs that need to be incorporated in one’s diet to combat the onset and help is stopping its spread of Leukemia.

  1. Thalessemia

Thalessemia is a rare blood disorder that a child inherits from his/ her parents. It negatively impacts the body’s ability to produce red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin, that is necessary for normal body functions. It is the RBCs that carry oxygen to all body parts and a shortage of RBCs results in many body organs being short of oxygen most of the time. Regular blood transfusions are necessary in order to prevent patient fatalities.

New research has shown that wheatgrass juice and aloe vera juice have the ability to cure and fight Thalessemia and can allow a patient to lead a normal life. Apart from them, there are many other herbal and ayurvedic medicines that help people lead a normal life.

There is a major difference in how Allopathy & Ayurveda approach any disorder.

Popping pills and drinking liquids is not the answer for any disease that one faces. By taking a medicine and still following a lifestyle that gave rise to the disease in the first place, we are temporarily suppressing the disease, without addressing the root cause of the problem. This will always be a temporary solution as you are just suppressing the disorder temporarily and this where Ayurveda differs from Allopathy!

Ayurveda focuses solely on getting people to lead a healthy lifestyle. Ayurvedic medicines and remedies can be continued even after one is completely cured. Allopathy does not talk about the ways to avoid these diseases and this is why, its remedies will always fall short of the remedies provided by Ayurveda.

Prevention is always better than cure and this is why one must always look towards Ayurveda to aim for a healthy lifestyle that is completely pure and vedic!

By: Sushma Tiwary

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