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Strike a Balance with Ayurveda to Manage Diabetes

Dr T R Karthik

Man is the magnum opus of all creation, they say. The individual, however, doesn’t operate alone. Ayurveda specialists believe that the individual, his health and the universe are all strongly interrelated. Health deteriorates when this triune relationship loses its balance.

Ayurveda sages realized that as humans, we are bound to err and create a mess in our internal and external environment, thus giving rise to diseases. The disease is simply seen as a mistake of the intellect (pragyaapradha).

Ayurveda medicine, herbs, minerals, oil massages and other products and techniques are used to detoxify and restore the balance. That in turn helps treat illness and promote wellness.

The purpose of human life has been perceived to fulfill four innate desires: religious (dharma), wealth (artha), pleasure (kama), and finally to achieve liberation from rebirth (moksha). A sick person cannot achieve all these goals, which is why Ayurveda medicine created a science for forming a perfect balance through nutrition (ahar), environment (vihar), yoga, meditation and the use of herbal medicines and minerals. These same herbs are used as spices in Indian cooking, because their disease-protective action is so powerful.

Common spices such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, cumin, cardamom, black pepper and many more have shown powerful actions against bacteria, virus and fungus, as well as protection against cancers, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes

Ayurveda practitioners expect patients to be active participants, because many treatments require changes in diet, lifestyle, and habits.

Yoga asanas for Diabetes
  • Sun Salutation
  • Peacock pose
  • Locust pose
  • Leg Lift
  • Chest-Knee pose
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