Multiple Myeloma Outlook

Multiple Myeloma is a form of cancer which originates in the bone marrow. The disease is called Multiple Myeloma because it affects bones and the infected cells gather at several different parts and multiply rapidly. It's part of a broad range of diseases known as Hematological malignancies. It actually begins in the plasma cells located in the bone when they start to overproduce monoclonal immunoglobin. Some of the common indicators for this disease are weakness, nausea, weight loss, bone pain, fractured bones, frequent urination and constipation. It mostly happens to people aged between 60 and 70 and men are more likely to have this disease than women. Some of its standard treatments are radiation therapy, Chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.

It is a life threatening disease which can never be completely cured and death is eminent. So, many people choose the less painful alternative of Ayurvedic treatment. It basically lessens the pathology of the disease and reduces and controls all its complications. Ayurvedic medicines like Trayo-Dashang-Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Arogya-Vardhini, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut and Kanchnaar-Guggulu are all used in doses of high potency in order to treat the developing cancer in the bone marrow. Ayurvedic treatment which affects the 'Majja' dhatu (tissue) is particularly used in the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. Some of those medicines are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus). Another useful Ayurvedic medicine will be those that work upon 'Rakta' dhatu of the body. Some of those medicines are Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Musta. Medicated enema called ‘Ksheer-Basti' is given in a special course to patients suffering from Multiple Myeloma. This process is said to act directly on the dysfunctional bone marrow and continuous courses help to correct the abnormality and dramatically lessen bone pain and pathological fractures.

Diseases like Multiple Myeloma always develop into several complications which need to be individually treated. One of the most common diseases accompanying Multiple Myeloma would be anemia which can be treated with Ayurvedic medicines like Punarnavadi-Mandur and Tapyadi-Loh. Good Ayurvedic bone pain cures would be Asthishrunkhala (Cissus quadrangularis) and Laxadi-Guggulu. As the disease progresses, the bones dissolve and causes Hypocalcaemia due to excess of calcium in the blood and also kidney failures can be treated with Chandraprabha-Vati, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Guduchi and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).

During the progression of this disease the immunity of the body fails and Ayurvedic medicines like Heerak-Bhasma, Suvarna-Bhasma, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras, Panchamrut-Parpati, Ras-Parpati, Suvarna-Parpati and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) can help repair the damage. During the whole period of medication the patients well being should be of the utmost concern. The environment surrounding the patient should be clean and dust free. Patients should always be taken care of by their loved ones and a positive approach towards life should always be maintained. Ayurvedic medicines may not completely cure the disease but they will surely relive the patient of the terrible pain they are inflicted with and prolong their lifespan in a more humane way.