Most people are unknown to the fact that there are treatments for kidney diseases in Ayurveda. Moreover, many of them aren’t ready to accept it as well. Kidneys tend to have issues when diabetes goes out of control. Even if the creatinine, blood urea, and potassium levels are high in the medical reports, through Ayurvedic treatment, I’ve been successful in bringing down these counts without worsening the condition of the kidneys. Most of the patients end up at my clinic once they feel that not much can be done further in their case. There are times when I feel that they should have come in for treatment earlier here.
Ayurveda is a part of ancient traditional medicine, its theories and medicines are derived from the wisdom and knowledge of ayurvedic medicine practitioners who have recorded their findings for over 5000 years. The ancient medicine sciences divide the human body according to the forms of energy or dosha, tissues dhatus, and so on. Every part of the human body has been meticulously recorded and named according to its relative position and role in keeping the body alive.
Unlike allopathic medicines, ayurveda doesn’t focus on treating the symptom, it focuses on treating the whole body. Ayurveda believes that a healthy human body is the perfect balance of energy, tissue, elements, etc. thus, any disease is an imbalance between these factors, which means that while the symptom may be visible on the leg, it is possible that the root of the problem is in the kidneys.
Punarnavadi Mandoor: This herb is a diuretic herb that also contributes to the formation of red blood cells and the purification of blood. This herb helps regulate, prevent and fight gout and uremia among other diseases.
Chandraprabha Vati: Chandraprabha Vati is especially beneficial to patients suffering from urinary tract infections or other urinary health issues as well as diabetes. This herb is a mild antacid, analgesic, and helps in curing anemia by raising hemoglobin levels in the body. It helps with improving memory, preventing blood in urine as well as preventing gout.
Gokshuradi Guggulu: This preparation is specifically prepared to help cure kidney and urinary diseases. This herb preparation is a diuretic, anti-stress, adaptogenic, muscle relaxant. It is instrumental in contributing to the improvement of kidney health as well as in maintaining blood pressure.
In cases of kidney disease ayurvedic practitioners also put patients on a specific diet that can help make them pass urine easily, a patient is generally asked to avoid all proteins including pulses as well as salt.
A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity often results from taking in more calories. The beauty of Ayurvedic treatments for obesity and weight loss is that it produces weight loss without adversely affecting the physiology and does not cause physical side effects. A special herbal massage called Udvartana prevents sagging of the skin as it gradually regains its elasticity and adjusts to the lost weight. Ayurveda, however, specializes in detoxification, this approach allows for the lost weight to stay off, as the accumulated toxins in the body that played a massive contributing factor in the weight gain and retention, have been removed from the body.
Liver disease (hepatic disease) is any disease that negatively affects the normal, healthy performance of the liver. In Ayurveda, bitter-tasting and cooling herbs and foods like aloe vera, neem, kutki, karela, amala, turmeric, bhumi-amala, punarnava are used for both protection as well as boosting liver health. Green leafy vegetables, beetroots, carrots, and apples help in keeping the liver Healthy.