Ayurvedic holistic approach in the treatment of Cancer - Dr. Dilip Gadgil
Dilip Prabhakar Gadgil, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), PhD (Ayurveda), MPhil (Sanskrit) Practicing and teaching ayurveda since 1980 and principal investigator – Ayurvediya Triskandhakosha project (Great work of compiling all sutra from Brihat-trayi resulting in Hetukosha (3200 pages in 3 volumes), Lakshanakosha (3200 pages in 3 volumes), Aushadhakosha (8000 pages in 7 volumes), Ayuta Nidana (Ayurvedic diagnostic software), Ayuta Upacharya (Ayurvedic Treatment software), Pradhana Acharya and initiator of Shri. Madhavacharya Gurukulam. Author of several books includes - Cancer, Heart disease and Diabetes – Prevention and Treatment in Ayurvedic perspective, Lifestyle – The key to health.
Ayurvedic holistic approach in the treatment of Cancer
Introduction – Having worked in the field of cancer and Ayurveda, for last 28 years, and having seen thousands of patients, especially in last phases, I realize the necessity of ayurvedic holistic approach especially in cancer sufferers, for better quality of life.
The need – A large population across the globe is already suffering from cancer and a larger population is prone to cancer in near future. So many aspects such as lifestyle, diet, mindset, psychological factors like stress and depression, etc. need proper attention for any disease and especially for cancer.
The approach – We should emphasize on Ayurvedic holistic approach for overall management of the patient. This includes lifestyle, diet, mindset, psychological aspects like stress, depression, prevention of cancer at primary and secondary level, better quality of in advanced cases and reducing side effects of chemo and radiation. The speaker will elaborate all these aspects with practical experiences.