Ayurvedic treatment for Diabetes and depression

Diabetes and depression

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Diabetes and depression


Ayurveda can play a significant role in managing depression among diabetic/non-diabetic patients by practising a combination of corrective Ahar (diet), Vihar (exercise) and Aushadhi (Medicines).

Therapeutic Management6

In Ayurveda, Yuktivyapashraya meaning rational treatment, falls under therapeutic management.

Rational Treatment



Internal Purification External Purification Operative methods

1. Internal purification (Antarparimarjana): -

a. Samshodhana (purification) i.e. elimination of imbalanced Doshas by Panchacarma therapy.

b. Samshaman (reduction) - It include different type of drugs, diet activities used to alleviate the imbalanced doshas.

2. External purification (Bahiraparimarjana): - It includes Purvakarma of Panchakarma i.e. Snehan (oileation) & Swedana (perspiration). Medicated oils that are useful for external application with heat.

3. Operative methods (Shastrapranidhana): - Bloodletting (surgically removing blood) has been indicated in various types of psychoses

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Gruel (type of cereal made up of oat, wheat and flour/rice) should be given for three days, followed by barley powder (parched) mixed with water only for the next three days. The physician may also give barley which is boiled and cooled. The diet of the patient should be tasty, appetising and salutary.6

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Start exercising regularly. Walking, swimming, running or yogasanas are highly beneficial.

Include pranayama (breathing exercise) in your daily routine.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga moksho pravarkak’ i.e. by Yoga practice, one can achieve a state of Moksha. The process of increasing Sattva and reducing Raja and Tama leading to Karmakshaya (loss of deeds) is way of attaining Moksha.6


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Text Box: Bhujangasana

Tadasana (Palm tree pose)

Text Box: Surya Namaskar to relief stress

Relaxation therapy

It is also an important therapy. It means of getting free from stress which is supposed to be a major causative factor of mental illness.4,5

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