Ayurvedic perspective on diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism- the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that views health and disease as a dynamic balance between the mind, body, and spirit. According to Ayurveda, three fundamental energies govern our physical and mental health- Vata (wind), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (earth). An imbalance of these energies is thought to be the root cause of all diseases. According to Ayurveda practitioners, diabetes is caused by an imbalance of the wind element in the body, characterized by high levels of acidity in the body. This results in problems with metabolism, digestion, and absorption of nutrients.

Ayurvedic treatments for diabetes have been used in Kerala for many years, and recent studies have shown that they are effective in curing the disease. The state’s warm climate and abundance of Ayurvedic practitioners make it an ideal destination for those seeking this type of treatment. Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to health, and its focus on balancing the body’s energies can be beneficial for those with diabetes.

As per Ayurveda, diabetes is caused by one of these reasons-

  1. Blocked Paths (Avarana), due to the rise in fat levels in the body.
  2. Exhaustion of tissues (Dhatukshaya)

Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Urinating a lot more than usual
  2. Excessive thirst
  3. Unexpected weight loss
  4. Increased appetite
  5. Blurry vision
  6. Extreme fatigue
  7. Increased sensitivity to infection

As Ayurveda is a holistic science, it not only delves into managing the disease but also alleviates the symptoms at its core.

Here are some of the best Ayurvedic approaches which will help you in managing your diabetes effectively

Maintaining a balanced diet


This is one of the key measures to keep diabetes at bay. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and avoiding junk, processed, or fried food is crucial.

Keep an eye out for Ayurvedic Cuisines

Being physically active


Sticking to a routine of exercising approximately 30 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week, lowers your chances of contracting diabetes significantly


Yoga has been a part of Ayurveda since time immemorial. The various ‘asanas’ in yoga have already proven to make the overall quality of life better. Positions like Mayurasana, Surya namaskar, leg lifts, and locust positions are all recommended asanas for diabetes.

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Stress Management

Chronic stress and anxiety are contributing factors to a high blood-sugar spike in people with pre-existing diabetes. Ayurveda and holistic care are very beneficial in this regard as it helps you to regulate your breathing technique and improve overall circulation, thereby relieving stress.

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A healthy sleep schedule

All human bodies need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep per day. This is because sleep helps to revive and rejuvenate your body internally and reduce the risk of you contracting diabetes.

Diabetes takes a toll on the lives of millions of people all around the world. And this health crisis can be brought under control through the magical and healing powers of Ayurveda. Best of all, it also helps in removing one’s life-long dependency on insulin.

Get the best possible care with our Ayurvedic Professionals here at Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat as we provide you with personalized treatments.

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