What is cancer?
Laya is the ultimate cosmic harmony. Human body and
all living beings are originated from a cosmic consciousness.
The body (as explained in the introduction section)
to Ayurveda is made of Panchmahabhatuas and the three
dosha. When the body is in harmony with the cosmic harmony
all the factors that combine to create life on earth
are functioning in harmony. When this harmony is broken,
disease are caused, cancer is a very serious and deadly
expression of this break in harmony of cosmic elements.
The main reasons for the break in harmony are –
- Laya disturbed due to past karmas
- Doshic imbalances due to improper lifestyle
- Manah and indriyas – mind and senses used in
process leading to cancer –
the harmony is lost it is called ASAMAYOGAVAHITVA).
Then, the rhythm of life is disturbed and cancer
and sub-doshas, mainly vatta dosha play an important
part in cancerous growth of cells.
(mind) has a very vital role to play in this process,
the manah is said to be a principle based upon,
(a) Rajas shukshma bhoota (subtle nutritional
(b) Atmaj shukshma bhoota (subtle spiritual
(c) Matruja shukshma bhoota (maternal
(d) Pitruja shukshma bhoota (subtle
Three main factors responsible for vitiating these are:
(a) Ruksha(dry) and Tikshna(sharp)
Guna(quality) and Vibhajan karma (cell division) of
(b) Vishad (anxiety, fear and depression)
at mental levels.
(c) Improper use of indriyas called
these factors combine the individual cell loses it’s
capacity to regenerate itself in a healthy way and the
regeneration process loses it’s rhythm and cancer
is caused. The cells that have turned cancerous consume
much more energy than normal cells. Cancerous cells
further go on dividing and so on produce more cancerous
cells resulting in abnormal growth and tumor. These
cells are very loosely bound with each other.
dealing with cancer the biggest hurdle that comes on
the way is timely detection, when cancer is detected
it has generally been developing in the body for many
years, hence treatment starts very late, by then the
disease may have grown out of proportions.
these cancer cells are loosely bound, they tend to get
dislodged very easily and they enter the blood stream,
taking root in other organs and growing there in the
form of tumor. This process is called metastasis.
(Prepared by Divyajyot
Ayurvedic Research foundation India. We are conducting
research and treatment in Ayurvedic herbal cure of
cancer since last 25 years. The data and information
contained on this site is based on Ayurvedic herbal
wisdom and our research.)