type of cancers in Ayurveda
are some 45 different types of diseases described which
come under the category of cancer.
Some of them can be said as under
- Tridosh Gulma
- Tridosh – Arsha
- Maha Swasa
- Sannipataj mutrakruchhra etc.
of cancers can also be done according to doshas, dhatus
and malas, which can be narrowed down as under.
Vatta Pradhan Arbuda-
Cancer caused due to principle doshic imbalance in Vatta.
The tumour mass is black in color, soft, when punctured
exudes thin blood. The pain felt is expanding, tearing,
pricking, pulling, churning and cutting.
(2) Pitta Pradhan Arbuda-
Cancer due to pitta dosha imbalance or a vikara (disease)
due to agni factors turning vicious. Tumour is
yellowish or red. and when punctured exudes large
amounts of warm blood. The patient feels severe burning
sensation, sucking pain.
(3) Kapha Pradhan Arbuda –
Kapha dosha when vitiated causes cancers that are called
kapha dosha cancers. The tumors caused are painless,
and hard, which develop over a long period of time,
when the surface breaks white thick fluid flows from
it. Patient feels mild pain with severe itching.
(4) Meda Pradhan Arbuda –
When the meda dhatu is affected by cancer causing factor
it is called Meda-pradhan Arbuda. In this form of tumor
the patient feels itching sensation on the affected
part and it is painless, when the surface breaks the
flowing liquid is thick and fatty.
(5) Shirajanya Arbuda –
This is caused when a person indulges in over-exertion.
The vatta dosha gets vitiated and blood veins gets dried
and they join together to form tumor like growth. This
type of cancer is very difficult to treat.
(6) Rudhirjanya Arbuda –
When vitiated pitta dosha causes cancerous imbalances
in the blood, the blood with muscle tissues causes tumors
that are fast growing and very difficult to cure.
(7) Mamsajanya Arbuda –
When the mamsa dhatu is affected by tridosha imbalance
this cancer is caused. This is the most common in
those who are non-vegetatian. Body assault etc. makes
deformations in the mamsa and gives rise to shotha,
which is painless, smooth, and same in color as skin
hard like stone, and immovable.
(8) Adhya Arbuda –
Metastic cancer is called Adhya Arbuda. It is an advanced
stage of cancer.
(9) Dwir Arbud -
This is the type of cancer where the tumors appear
concurrently (i.e. one after the other), mostly it is
caused by at least two dohas in imbalance, this type of
cancer is considered by experienced vaidyas as very
difficult to cure.
(10) Shonit Arbud -
In this type of cancer there is constant bleeding
from the tumour through broken skin. the blood oozing
from this open wound is often contains pus and other
foul smelling impurities. The patient becomes weak and
mamsa dhatu is also affected causing anemic conditions.
The spread of this cancer is very fast, making it almost
impossible to cure.
(11) Sharkara Arbud -
Vatta and kapha both make site in mamsa, sira, snayu and
meda and develops mass or tumor. When this mass bursts,
it exudes like honey, ghrit and vasa; then vitiated vata
of that place dries up mansa and produces crystals like
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