Dr. Upendra Devkota, Can cancer be cured by Ayurveda?

Dr. Upendra Devkota is one of the top neurologist in South Asia. He started neuro section in Bir Hospital and had also started neuro hospital in Bansbari. Now, a cancer patient, he is being treated in the hospital. Dr. Devkota had gone to the UK for the treatment. But, when his body didn’t respond to chemotherapy, he returned back to Nepal to die in his birthplace.

According to the western medicine, there is no hope of Dr. Devkota. But, the eastern solution, Ayurveda is different from that of the western world. The 5000 years old science treats diseases by a quite different philosophy – by considering the body as a whole rather than an individual part of the body. When nothing works, you would try everything possible. — May be, that is the situation of Dr. Upendra Devkota. Dr. Devkota’s father was an Ayurveda doctor.

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According to the Canadian Cancer Society, “There is no evidence at this time that Ayurveda as a system of medicine can treat cancer.” The website however mentions that some researches have shown Ayurveda being helpful as “complementary therapies”. It also mentions yoga and meditation also being helpful as complementary therapies to relieve the cancer patients with stress and anxiety. Ayurveda needs a lot more research to understand its role to cope with cancer. (read more here)

Ayurveda translates into “the science of life.” So, Ayurveda does not only treat diseases, it also balances and harmonizes all aspects of a person’s mind, body, and spirit. It extends beyond one’s body and also considers the society as a means of a healthy live.

In Ayurveda, the human body is considered to be made up of five primary natural elements: ether (or space), fire, water, air, and earth. How these element effect a body are called 3 different Doshas − Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Balancing Dosha is how Ayurvedic healing process is done.

Vata Dosha, is associated with the air and ether. It is responsible for the movement of materials in body. Circulation, respiration, digestive system, and nerve impulses are examples of Vata Doshas.

Pitta Dosha, is associated with water and fire. The main aspect of Pitta Dosha is metabolism, including cellular metabolism.

Kapha Dosha mainly governed by water and earth. Kapha Dosha is responsible for the growth and the protection of human body. It includes the protection of the cerebral and spinal fluid and the mucosal lining of the stomach. The growth of new tissues in body are also governed by Kapha Dosha.

Not like Western Medicine where every human being is same, in Ayurveda, every person is unique in terms of their Dosha. These Dosha, unique to a person, are identified a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, or some can discover their own Dosha Type.

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These facts clearly states that Ayurveda is not as direct and precise as Western medicine. The treatment according to Ayurveda is more of a whole package – using different aspects of the body to help it cure cancer on it’s own.

Will that work on Dr. Devkota?

Only time can tell.

Do I believe it will cure Dr. Devkota’s cancer?

I highly doubt it !

But, I wish Dr. Devkota a speedy recovery and long life.

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