Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural healing which dates back to over 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest healing systems known to mankind. The Sanskrit word ‘Ayurveda’ translates to the ‘Science of Life’ but Ayurveda is broader than just science as it also encompasses Philosophy & Religion. Hence, this system cannot be thought of just as a treatment but instead as a way of life.
According to Ayurveda, our body is shaped up by five basic elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Sky. Combinations of these elements form three types of energies, called Tridoshas – Vatta, Pitta & Kapha.
The Tridoshas control everything that goes on in our bodies.
- A combination of Air & Sky forms Vatta, which is responsible for breathing, movements of muscles, tissues, blood flow, etc.
- A combination of Fire & Water forms Pitta, which is responsible for digestion, metabolism, body temperature, intelligence, etc.
- A combination of Water & Earth forms Kapha, which is responsible for physical structure, emotions, memory retention, maintaining immunity, etc.
Before understanding how medicines or healing works, we must first understand the cause of the disorder or disease. Ayurveda says that every individual is unique and has a different constitution, called Prakruti, which determines their Physical & Mental well-being as well as vulnerability to diseases. This constitution is dictated by the Tridoshas. The majority of health-related problems that occur in our body are the results of our lifestyle – our daily routine, eating habits, sleeping habits and mindset. An unhealthy lifestyle will result in an imbalance of the Doshas, which further ensues into an ailment.
Modern medicines have done wonders in targeting a disease and treating it instantaneously but they offer only a temporary solution which can have adverse side-effects such as allergic reactions, hair-loss & weakness in the long-run.
On the other hand, Ayurveda offers a more holistic approach guided by the principle of attaining & maintaining a balance between the Doshas. Ayurveda does not lay its focus on the disease like Allopathy. Instead, it dives deeper to find the root cause of the illness & works on reversing the damage caused by our disordered lifestyle by following a balanced diet, altering lifestyle habits, using herbal formulations, exercising & yoga. By following Ayurvedic principles, one can not only treat ailments but can also prevent them from occurring in the first place.
The concern with Ayurvedic medicines is that they take relatively longer than Allopathic medicines. The truth is that the natural herbs detoxify the body from years of damage caused by consumption of chemicals found in Allopathic medicines & processed food and in turn, it offers a more permanent solution for our disorders. This is why many problems such as Piles, Jaundice, Rheumatoid arthritis do not have a cure in Allopathy but Ayurveda has managed to treat these diseases permanently by attaining the balance between the mind, body & spirit.
After an Ayurvedic treatment, the patient not only feels physical relief, but also finds an advancement in mental and psychological aspects. The outcome is a healthy, rejuvenated body, a relaxed mind and a reinvigorated spirit.
In conclusion, Ayurveda is a natural, cost-effective, environment-friendly, body cleansing system free from any side-effects. It is no surprise that the popularity of Ayurvedic medicines is now on the rise again in India as well as in the western countries.
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