Recently I have received many inquiries regarding treatment for multiple lipomas, called Koluppu Katti in Tamil. So, this article intends to explore what Ayurveda offers for the treatment of this disease and what its limitations are.
Lipoma is a fat mass collection in soft body tissues, such as underneath the skin. They are non cancerous in nature. It is usually harmless, but in a few cases, it may cause pain due to pressure over the structures below the lipoma. There are no known medicines to cure it as of now. Surgery is opted for cosmetic purposes, or if the pain and discomfort is severe.
Here are a list of Ayurvedic treatment options for this condition. But please note that these are just the treatment options, without any documented success. These treatments can be tried. But success can not be guaranteed.
Ayurvedic treatment options
– Since the bulging or the mass is formed due to Fat deposition, there is significant Kapha derangement in the body. Hence the patient needs to undergo Vamana – emetic therapy, one among the five important treatments, called Panchakarma.
Since there is faulty fat metabolism, correction of metabolism with Ayurvedic treatment is required. Vamana therapy helps in this regard.
An Ayurvedic procedure called Udwartana is beneficial to control further fat deposition.
Ayurvedic text books explain copper as one of the predominant metal used to treat extra growths. So, take water in a copper vessel, keep it over night and drink it the next morning. Precaution: if you feel vomiting sensation, then do not keep it overnight, but keep it for 2 hours and consume.
Ayurvedic medicine – Kanchanara guggulu might have some beneficial effect.
Apart from these, on consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, some of the safe and effective herbo mineral preparations can be tried.