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Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment


Ayurvedic Approach To Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage which happens if one is already suffering from diabetes. As a matter of fact, this disease occurs because of high blood sugar which affects the body's nerve fibers. Generally, it hurts the legs and feet. The symptoms can vary from person to person. While some patients may not experience much pain or discomfort, others may experience immense pain which may potentially hamper their ability to perform day-to-day tasks and live normally.

At SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma, we are able to manage diabetic neuropathy and it's symptoms with effective ayurvedic panchakarma treatments, therapies and appropriate medication.

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  • Numbness in the lower legs

  • Tingling on the feet

  • Experiencing Pain

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Fainting or dizziness

  • Burning sensations

  • Loss of sensation in the feet or lower legs

  • Finding the same symptoms in the hands or arms

Ayurvedic View

Neuropathy, popularly called us peripheral neuropathy, is a condition where the nerves that are responsible for carrying information from the spinal cord to the brain is damaged. It is always good to consult your Ayurvedic doctor to treat neuropathy. The affected patients are treated naturally with Bhumyamalaki Chura 3g twice per day.


Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively early and common complication affecting approximately 30% of diabetic patients. According to Ayurvedic principles, there is an involvement of Vata and Pitta Dosha in diabetic neuropathy. Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri) is a plant which shows possibility to pacify these two Dosas. Another plant Atibala (Abutilon indicum) has also Vata pacifying qualities. Present study has been carried out to study the effects of Bhumyamalaki and Atibala on 33 patients of diabetic neuropathy. All the patients have been given Bhumyamalaki Churna 3 g twice a day and decoction of 10 g of Atibala-mula twice a day for 30 days.


In this process, whatever we give to the patients in the large doses, is being given in smaller doses. The same medicaments are given to the patients when they are hungry. The idea is to pacify the doshas instead of expelling them.


In this process, Sneha (Medicated Ghee or Oil) is being used in higher dose. This is done in order to saturate Sneha in the body. Here, everyday, the dosage is increased until all the parts and cells of the body get saturated. This procedure is being done in the early morning on an empty stomach. When the whole body gets saturated with Sneha then Swedana is being performed in which whole body steaming is being done.


  • Controlling portions and carbohydrate intake can help control blood sugar levels and in turn limit nerve damage and the resulting pain.

  • Make low fat choices and make sure you include foods rich in Vitamin B12, necessary for optimal nerve functioning. Poultry, fish, lean meat, eggs and fortified cereals are foods high in Vitamin B12. So, you can see that if you do choose to go vegan, it is important to have your B12 levels checked and possibly take a supplement.

  • Include fiber-rich foods such as vegetables, berries, nuts, beans, peas, lentils, whole wheat flour and wheat bran (these help control blood sugar levels).

  • Include heart-healthy Omega-3-rich fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish.

  • Include “good” fats in moderation such as avocados, almonds, pecans, olives and olive oils.

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