Ayurveda is a 5000 years old system of natural healing that has its origin in vedic culture of India. The term Ayurveda is made up of two words, first ‘Ayur’ that means life and second ‘Veda’ that means knowledge or wisdom or science.
This holistic system of medicine offers a complete solution with medicines, diet, lifestyle.
It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay ritual while realising their full human potential.
Ayurveda Medical Science providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routine diet, behaviour and proper use of our senses. Ayurveda reminds us that the health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind and spirit.
The unique feature of Ayurveda is that it gives importance to the holistic treatment. By this the disease will be destroyed from the root level and it does not re-occur. Ayurveda is the first medicinal system to incorporate the promotive and preventive health care management. Promotive and preventive measures help in prevention of infectious diseases, life style disorders, seasonal diseases and even genetic diseases too.
The glory of Ayurveda lies in its evolution of theory of maintenance of health and geneses of diseases. Centuries have come and gone , the nature of disease perhaps has changed, new diseases have appeared and some of the old one are almost extinct. But Ayurvedic principle of maintenance of health stands for all times and circumstances justifying ancient needs and catering for the future.
According to Ayurveda, the treatment is done till the normalization of the bodily tissues (dhatusamya) but the modern medicine treats the disease till symptomatic relief. So in most of the instances , disease will recur. While in Ayurvedic treatment , the selection and dosage of medicines are specific to the patient and the dosha. Panchakarma, involving five therapies using purgatives or laxatives, therapeutic vomiting, medicated enema, nasal administration of medicines, and blood purification. Dietary and lifestyle interventions are initiated according to the disturbed doshas and based on the prakriti of a person. Whereas the modern medicine does not treat the patient as a whole.
The recent WHO report says that 70% of the world population is using herbal medicines for their primary healthcare. In the last decade, the use of herbal medicine increased tremendously.
Now a days, Ayurvedic Healthcare is becoming very popular and creating a lot of interest worldwide because it offers excellent, time tested benefits.
Written by: Dr. Ranjeet Singh