Ayurvedic Medicine Approach to Cancer
The world’s oldest existing medical system, Ayurveda has been practiced for over 6,000 years. It has developed, in some
way, in a parallel manner to Western allopathic medicine, although it is millennia older. There are hundreds of medical
schools which offer basic medical training, as well as training in specialties bearing some of the same names they are given in
allopathic medicine: obstetrics, pediatrics, ophthalmology, etc. Therapeutic diet, herbs, detoxification, breathing exercises
and massage constitute the main avenues of approach to treatment.
The basic difference between Western medicine and Ayurvedic medicine is this: in the Ayurvedic paradigm, consciousness is
conceived of as primary; in Western medicine, material is considered primary. The Ayurveda holds that we are thoughts
which created bodies. In Western medicine we are material (body) which creates thoughts.
From the point of view of an Ayurvedic physician, the allopathic method of treating illness is at best crude, at worst
dangerous, in that it treats only part of the patient: the part which is conceived of as being ill — the material part. In every
aspect, Ayurvedic medicine treats the whole person in the belief that one cannot safely split a person into parts. For example,
the Ayurvedic doctor may work extensively with the way the patient thinks, believing that thoughts manifest themselves in the
biochemistry of the body.
The pharmacopeia of Ayurvedic medicine is massive, with hundreds of herbs used. The active ingredients of many of these
herbs have long been utilized by Western medicine. Of course, as usual, our pharmaceutical companies have tried to isolate a
few active ingredients, then alter, synthesize, patent and market the altered form. Reserpine, for the treatment of
hypertension, is but one example.
Although Ayurvedic (which literally means "the science of life") medicine is the most ancient on earth, it is by no means
resting on its laurels. Research is carried on with vigor, and many new herbal compounds are available, some of which, like
MAK-4 and MAK-5 are suitable for treatment of cancer.
Some doctors in the U.S. have incorporated the principles of Ayurvedic medicine into their practices. For a referral to one of
these doctors, or for more information on Ayurvedic medicine:
For further information, follow these hyperlinks:
Adjunctive Therapies for Cancer
Biologic Therapies for Cancer
Energy Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer
Herbal Treatment of Cancer
Homeopathy in the Treatment of Cancer
Immune Therapies for Cancer
Metabolic Therapies for Cancer
Nutritional Therapies for Cancer
Natural Cancer Therapies