Gallbladder cancer from the point of view of Ayurveda
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that lies just under the liver in the upper abdomen. It stores bile – a fluid made by the liver to digest fat. Ayurvedic theory teaches that the gallbladder is an extension of the liver. The gallbladder is a Pitta organ playing an important role in the digestive process. According to Ayurveda, imbalance in Doshas could lead to gallbladder diseases, including gallbladder cancer.
The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide into new cells, and die in an orderly way. Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. There are many types of cancer, but they all arise from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
If there are stones in the gallbladder, the gallbladder may release bile more slowly. This means that the cells of the gallbladder are exposed to chemicals in bile for longer than usual. This could lead to irritation and inflammation. In another example, abnormalities in the ducts that carry fluids from the gallbladder and pancreas to the small intestine might allow juices to reflux. These juices might cause inflammation and excess growth of the cells of the lining the gallbladder and bile ducts, which might increase the risk of gallbladder cancer.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat gallbladder cancer
The main advantage of Ayurvedic treatment for gallbladder cancer is that Ayurveda doesn’t use any aggressive methods of treatment. Its main goal is to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body. For all stages of gallbladder cancer, Ayurveda can provide extensive knowledge of herbs and treatments.
Ayurveda has a wide range of natural therapies, supplements and herbs to purify the body and regenerate the tissues. According to Ayurveda, Panchakarma is recommended to activate the body’s self-healing ability, calm the Doshas and remove excess Kapha and toxins (Ama) from the body. Even if chemotherapy is done, Panchakarma is beneficial for recovery of the body and mind.
Depending on the cause of the tumor and the condition of the patient, the channels of the body are cleansed and the Dhatus (tissues) are nourished and revitalized through Ayurvedic herbs, diet, lifestyle changes and Ayurvedic therapies.
Ayurvedic herbs prescribed by our doctors have a positive effect on the body. Apart from that, make sure you have enough exercise or walks outdoors. Practice meditation and Yoga for mental and physical relaxation, listen to harmonious music to heal and calm the mind.
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Tips for gallbladder cancer prevention
- Treat gallstones as it’s a risk factor for cancer
- Eat healthy foods and control your weight
- Don’t smoke and don't use alcohol
- Be active, exercise regularly, practice yoga
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other liver&gallbladder diseases:
Gallstones, Liver cirrhosis, Jaundice, Fatty liver disease, Pancreatitis, Liver disease, Liver cancer, Biliary dyskinesia, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Gallbladder polyps, Hepatitis.