NON-HEALING SORE / ULCER
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Non-healing sore / ulcer'?
A non-healing ulcer or diabetic sore is one that does not respond to initial treatment and persists despite appropriate care. Diabetic ulcers generally tend to develop on the legs and feet due to poor circulation or edema in the lower extremities. When an ulcer forms and the skin is broken, the wound is exposed to air and bacteria, and the underlying tissues are at risk of infection.
In Ayurveda, these types of non-healing ulcers are a Kapha disorder associated with "sweet blood." An ulcer may not heal for several reasons including inflammation, infection, or poor circulation to the affected area. Without ample healthy blood supply, the area won't have sufficient nutrients to heal.
Blood thinners such as manjistha, and circulatory stimulants such as pippali, will improve blood flow. Known as the "sweet killer," gymnema is the top choice in Ayurveda for balancing blood sugar levels and destroying sweet blood. It can also be appropriate in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Avoid rich, sweet foods like ice cream and cheesecake, and favor a Kapha pacifying diet instead.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and in some Californian hospitals, bloodletting (rakta mokshana) is used to detoxify and purify sweet blood. It is also used reduce the risk of amputation in serious cases of non-healing ulcers. Leeches secrete anticoagulants in their saliva that keep blood flow strong to the affected area and prevent tissue death.
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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'NON-HEALING SORE / ULCER'
BLOOD AND CIRCULATION TIPS
DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA HEAL 'NON-HEALING SORE / ULCER'?
AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTSAccording to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Non-healing sore / ulcer'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.
Symptoms Tell A StoryThe first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
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ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 4NON-HEALING SORE / ULCER IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 4 - TISSUE DISEASE
If you have symptoms in this category it means your imbalances have overwhelmed your body's resistance causing a full-fledged disease. Once imbalance reaches this stage it is more likely to cause acute or chronic conditions. You might be tempted to focus your attention on fighting symptoms in this category, but dismiss earlier warning signs of imbalance - i.e. symptoms in the stage 1 category. It is ideal to find and address the root causes weakening your system and remove them first. This ensures you are not adding fuel to the fire of disease. Once the root causes are removed, you can work on addressing the disease head on along with strengthening your body. This typically yields a quicker recovery and prevents recurrence. Ayurveda's preventative approach suggests you pay careful attention to every stage of disease development.
Biocharacteristics of the 816 People Reporting Non-healing sore / ulcerOn average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Non-healing sore / ulcer were more aggravated than 99% of other symptoms. From the 816 people who reported Non-healing sore / ulcer in this study, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:
Risk Factors of Non-healing sore / ulcer
People who reported the symptoms below were also more likely to report Non-healing sore / ulcer. Overall, 2.25% of 27,271 surveyed reported Non-healing sore / ulcer.
Complications of Those Reporting Non-healing sore / ulcer
People who report Non-healing sore / ulcer are more likely to report the following:
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKSARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of focusing only on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas). For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics. By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
GET STARTEDTo get started on your Ayurvedic journey, we first recommend that your find your body type by taking our free quiz. In Ayurveda, every solution is based on your unique body type, so by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
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