What is Ayurveda ?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda - the treatment method that originated in India about 5000 years is now regaining its past glory through global acclamation.
The word Ayurveda is a combination of two Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science) and the word roughly translates into the Science of life or more presicely its  Ayurveda principles are based on living in strict harmony with nature. According to Ayurvedic principles, diseases are caused when someone loses the balance between nature, mind, body and soul.

Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system. 

It is a acience and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. Ayurveda ememphasizes on preventive and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. The aim of Ayurveda is promote health, increase the immunity and resistance - and to cure diseases.

Ayurved in Sanskrit means "The science of Life". It is an ancient, unfailing system of diagnosis and treatment based on medicines prepared from herbal plants found in abundance in India. Ayurveda is the traditional, natural system of medicine of India, which has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of illness.

The Origin of Ayurved

Widely regarded as the oldest form of healthcare in the world, Ayurved is an intricate medical system that originated in India thousands of years ago. The fundamentals of Ayurved can be found in Hindu scriptures called the Vedas — the ancient Indian books of wisdom. The Rig Veda, which was written over 6,000 years ago, contains a series of prescriptions that can help humans overcome various ailments

Ayurveda is also known as Ashtanga Veda (science with eight branches) because Ayurveda is classified into eight different branches of treatment--->>
  • Kaya Chikitsa (general medicine)
  • Kaumara Bhritya (pediatrics)
  • Graha Chikitsa (psychology)
  • Shalakya Chikitsa (Treatment for diseases of eye, nose, throat, eye and head)
  • Shalya Tantra (technique of Surgery)
  • Agada Tantra (Toxicology)
  • Rasayana Chikitsa (Rejuvenation treatment)
  • Vajeekarana Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Treatment).

The main concept of Ayurveda is that everything is composed of Panchabhootas (Akash, Bhoomi, Jal, vayu, and agni). These five bhootas combine to form three doshas or tridoshas {Vata (akash and vayu), Pitta(agni and jal) and kapha(jal and bhoomi)}.

Ayurvedic treatment consists of four basic forms medication, panchakarma, dietary regulation and lifestyle regulation.
Medication is the application of medicines, dietary regime includes the control of food habits for proper health, panchakarma is five different karmas or systems of Ayurvedic therapy and lifestyle control. They all work as both cure and prevention methods.

Panchakarma is the most important of all treatment methods. It is a process of careful expelling of toxins or excess doshas from the body system. Panchakarma mainly focuses to regain the natural healing power of body.


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