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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cholangiocarcinoma Alternative Treatment with Natural remedies- Ayurvedic Treatment

The herbal remedies offer excellent results in many cases of carcinoma and can be a very good alternative treatment option for Cholangiocarcinoma patients.Cholangiocarcinoma is difficult disease otherwise but as a last resort it is not bad to use herbal remedies and natural remedies as an alternative treatment option for this critical illness.

The ayurvedic treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma is focussed mainly on supporting the liver function, improving the overall health and clearing the cancer cells using natural remedies recommended in ayurveda. These can be used along with any ongoing treatment.

  1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily
  2. Liver Detox - 2 capsules thrice daily
  3. Kachnaar Guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily
  4. Curcumin Capsules - 2 capsules thrice daily
  5. Amlycure D.S - 2 tablespoonfuls, twice daily
  6. Hepsadex Tablet - 1 twice daily
  7. Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets thrice daily
  8. Arogyavardhni Vati - 2 tablets twice daily
  9. Along with all these - following combinatioin is advised -
    1. Kalmegh Navayash Loh - 10 gm
    2. Tamra Bhasma - 5 gm
    3. Taphyadi Loh - 5 gm
    4. Rohitak Loh - 5 gm
    5. Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 5 gm
    6. Abhrak Bhasma (sahastra puti) - 2 gm
    7. Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
    8. Akik Pishti - 5 gm
    9. Jahar Mohra Pishti - 5 gm
    10. Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
    11. Kamdudha Ras - 2 gm
    12. Trailokyachintamani Ras - 2 gram
    13. Yashad Bhasma - 5 gm
    14. Swarn Basant Malti Ras - 2 gm
    15. Giloy Satv - 10 gm
    16. Hemgarbh Potli Ras - 2 gm
    17. Rajat Bhasma - 10 gm
    18. Cancervidhwansan Ras - 2 gm
    19. Dhatri Loh- 5 gm
    20. Punarnava mandur - 5 gm
    21. Navrattan kalpamrit Ras - 2 gm
    22. Trailokyachintamani Ras - 2 gm
    23. Vaikrant Bhasma - 5 gm

-----------------------------Make 60 packs of all these, divided in equal dosages, consume 1 dose twice daily with honey.-------------------------------

All these should be done for 3-6 months in cases of Cholangiocarcinoma and other liver cancers or gall bladder cancers.

The outcome is good and the results are excellent.

Bile duct cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancerous (malignant) growth in one of the ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine.

Cancerous tumors of the bile ducts are usually slow-growing and do not spread (metastasize) quickly. However, many of these tumors are already advanced by the time they are found.

A cholangiocarcinoma may start anywhere along the bile ducts. These tumors block off the bile ducts.

They affect both men and women. Most patients are older than 65.

Risks for this condition include

  • Bile duct (choledochal) cysts
  • Chronic biliary irritation
  • History of infection with the parasitic worm, liver flukes
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Ulcerative colitis

Cholangiocarcinoma is rare. It occurs in approximately 2 out of 100,000 people


  • Chills
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen that may radiate to the back
  • Weight loss
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)

Signs and tests

These may include:

  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • CT scan-directed biopsy
  • Cytology
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA)

Blood tests that may be done include

Liver function tests (especially alkaline phosphatase or bilirubin levels)


The goal is to treat the cancer and the blockage it causes. When possible, surgery to remove the tumor is the treatment of choice and may result in a cure. If the tumor is large, the entire liver may need to be removed and a liver transplant will be needed. However, often the cancer has already spread by the time it is diagnosed.

Chemotherapy or radiation may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of the cancer returning. However, the benefit of this treatment is not certain.

Endoscopic therapy with stent placement can temporarily relieve blockages in the biliary ducts and relieve jaundice in patients when the tumor cannot be removed. Laser therapy combined with light-activated chemotherapy medications is another treatment option for those with blockages of the bile duct.