Ayurvedic Approach To Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage which happens if one is already suffering from diabetes. As a matter of fact, this disease occurs because of high blood sugar which affects the body’s nerve fibers. Generally, it hurts the legs and feet. The symptoms can vary from person to person. While some patients may not experience much pain or discomfort, others may experience immense pain which may potentially hamper their ability to perform day-to-day tasks and live normally.
At SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma, we are able to manage diabetic neuropathy and it’s symptoms with effective ayurvedic panchakarma treatments, therapies and appropriate medication.
Numbness in the lower legs
Tingling on the feet
Fainting or dizziness
Loss of sensation in the feet or lower legs
Finding the same symptoms in the hands or arms
Neuropathy, popularly called us peripheral neuropathy, is a condition where the nerves that are responsible for carrying information from the spinal cord to the brain is damaged. It is always good to consult your Ayurvedic doctor to treat neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively early and common complication affecting approximately 30% of diabetic patients. According to Ayurvedic principles, there is an involvement of Vata and Pitta Dosha in diabetic neuropathy. Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri) is a plant which shows possibility to pacify these two Dosas.
Specially Formulated Medicines are prescribed to control Diabetes and other symptoms of Neuropathy
Certain Panchkarma treatments like Takra Dhara, Kashya Dhara, Ksheer Dhara, Abhyanga Swedan may be performed to treat the disease.
Controlling portions and carbohydrate intake can help control blood sugar levels and in turn limit nerve damage and the resulting pain.
Make low fat choices and make sure you include foods rich in Vitamin B12, necessary for optimal nerve functioning. Poultry, fish, lean meat, eggs and fortified cereals are foods high in Vitamin B12. So, you can see that if you do choose to go vegan, it is important to have your B12 levels checked and possibly take a supplement.
Include fiber-rich foods such as vegetables, berries, nuts, beans, peas, lentils, whole wheat flour and wheat bran (these help control blood sugar levels)..
Include “good” fats in moderation such as Cows Ghee, almonds.