Prostate Cancer from the point of view of Ayurveda
The prostate is a vital walnut-sized gland that is present in males under the bladder. Prostate cancer refers to cancer developing in man’s prostate The prostate gland is located between the bladder and the penis. Most men realize the importance of the prostate only after they experience problems with it. The gland tends to get enlarged with age. Prostate problems are painful and can cause urine flow-related issues. Common prostate problems are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis, and chronic prostatitis (non-bacterial). The usual symptoms of a prostate problem are - urine flow in a dribble, urinary incontinence, pain or burning during urination, frequent urination, the presence of blood in the semen or urine, frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hip or thigh area, pain during ejaculation. Often there are not any symptoms of prostate cancer at all.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat Prostate Cancer
Ayurveda is one of the most reliable medical systems in India since ancient times. Ayurveda refers to the maximum use of naturally derived herbs and shrubs to formulate plant protection products contained in these plants using natural force. In Ayurveda, it is believed that herbal remedies not only enrich natural plants, but also provide the best remedies in a pure, unadulterated form. The different medical combination helps to improve immunity, giving strength to will and endurance.
In Ayurveda, the symptoms similar to that of enlargement of the gland are explained as ‘Vatashteela’(increase in the size of prostate gland. Cancerous tumors in Ayurveda are also known as Arbud or Granthi in Ayurveda and prostate cancer can be compared to this explanation as well.
First of – Ayurveda explains that prostate problem could be a result of improper lifestyle. Ayurvedic medicines in prostate cancer help in shrinking the tumor, relieve the strong symptoms of prostate enlargement – Ashwagandha, Saw Palmetto, Pygeum , Beta-sitosterol , Stinging Nettle , Rye Grass Pollen Extract , Punarnava. The Ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement has been proven to be extremely effective and useful in relieving the symptoms of prostate cancer.
There are also certain Yoga poses or Asanas that help alleviate pain and encourage the prostate’s good health. Yoga poses that encourage blood circulation to the pelvis are especially good for the prostate.
More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Prostate Cancer :
drinking enough water
avoid sedentary lifestyle
avoid too much use of coffee and alcohol
avoid excessive sex
avoid use of bitter and pungent food
Regular exercise keeps the circulation of the whole body at an optimal level and helps prevent weight issues
Daily massage to pacify the Apana Vata is recommended
Haldi (Turmeric): This golden yellow spice is helpful to reduce the metabolic toxin Ama