Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine which is 5000 years old. It is the traditional system of medicine, had origins in Vedic culture, conceived by India and nurtured in India.
Ayurveda means Science of Life. It emphasize the need of maintaining good health rather curing it. Ayurveda teaches us that health is the manifestation of balance between our environment, body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda advises life spanning healthy practises like special diet, following the cycles of the seasons, getting up before dawn, massage and other useful practices for enriching life.
The aim of Ayurveda treatment is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life. Ayurveda medical system is an intricate system contains a series of prescriptions that can help humans overcome various ailments.
Ayurveda normally focuses on three aspects of life: – Curing illness and eliminate dysfunctions of the body, Prevention of diseases through various health sustaining therapies and prolong life.
Ayurveda identifies the disease based on our body character means the dosha or energy prevalent in our body. They are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The disturbance of these doshas shows up as disease. Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe treatments to bring the doshas back into balance.
Many Ayurvedic practitioners also recommend a vegetarian diet, which is believed to be better for your heart than diets containing red meat.
Ayurveda gives seven causes in general for diseses
Sahaja (congenital factor ),
Garbhaja (not satisfying urges of apregnant lady),
Jataja (causes after birth -improper diet ,lack of exercises ,etc causing diseases like obesity, cardiac problems etc) )
Peedaja ( due to injuries )
Kalaja (due to seasonal changes ),
Swabhavaja.( conditions like aging , thirst etc).
The Ayurveda practitioner will then recommend how to restore your natural dosha balance, which almost always includes changes in lifestyle, especially diet. The normal Ayurveda treatment methods are :
Pranayama – breathing exercises.
Abhyanga – rubbing the skin with herbal oil to increase blood
Rasayana - meditation combined with certain herbs to rejuvenate a person.
Yoga – combining pranayama, movement, and meditation.
Pancha karma – cleansing the body to purify it
Herbal medicines – prescribing herbs
If we sum up, Ayurveda makes one healthy, whose doshas are in balance, appetite is good, all tissues of the body functioning properly, and whose mind, body and spirit are cheerful.
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