Ayurveda: Introduction, treatments
Introduction of Ayurveda
Ayurveda “The science of life”
Ayurveda is often referred to as the oldest medical style in the world, Ayurveda originated in India, perhaps as much as 5000 years ago, that’s why it is also known as “mother of all healings”. it is a systematic study of the entire lifestyle and disease prevention also describes the do and don’t base on Quality(guna), karma, age(Aayu), and symptoms(Lakshana). we can call Ayurveda”the science of living a healthy life”.
Ayurveda’s prime notion:
|| सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ||
In simple words, the main notion of Ayurveda is that everyone must be happy and healthy. The principles of Ayurveda are not limited to any particular individual or country, rather they are universal.
Science not only provides knowledge of diseases and ways to cure them, but also depicts ways of healthy life by maintaining a good lifestyle, healthy diet, productive thinking, and uses of herbs.
Specialties of Ayurveda treatments:
- Personalized treatments: The Vaidya (Ayurveda doctor) does not only diagnose the diseased organ or symptoms of the disease, but also takes the patient’s soul, mind, and physical nature and Vata, Pitta, Kapha doshas into consideration. This is the reason that prescription differs from person to person.
- Psychosomatic nature of disease: No ailment can be just physical or just mental. Physical ailments have an effect on mental state and vice-versa. So every disease is considered psychosomatic and accordingly the treatment is given.
- The systematic approach instead of just Symptomatic: In the Ayurvedic method of healing, it is not considered sufficient to alleviate symptoms like the allopathy method. Rather by identifying the root cause the disease is cured completely. vaidya evaluate diseases by systematic inspection such as darshanam prashanam and sparshnam, and find the root cause of disease. Ayurveda works on root causes that why it takes time but works without side effects.
- Purely Natural and herbal: Ayurveda is totally enriched with nature as we use herbs from plants, metals with mother nature, minerals from the earth, and products by other species such as milk ghee, etc. That is why in Ayurveda we don’t find any side effects until it is taken under professional ( Kushal vaidya) and in a proper limit.
- Medicine as a tonic: yes we consider every herb as a tonic because for a patient a herb or medicine can be a cure but for a healthy man it can be a tonic that will nourish the body and mind. That’s why many medicines are not only for patients but also for everyone. Such as chyawanprash, brahm rasayan, chandraprabha vati.
- Importance of edible and inedible: Ayurveda encourages healthy eating habits over medicine, thus ayurvedic professionals (vaidya) gives equal importance to what to eat and what not to eat suitable to patient nature, health, season and helps to alleviate disease.
- Simple and Inexpensive: as discussed earlier a good Ayurveda practitioner can find the root of disease by darshanam, prashanam and sparshanam. even some expert nadi vaidya can identify your problem by nadi parikshan, unlike like allopathy method where they prescribe you several expensive test and reports just to know disease. Ayurveda emphasis using natural and herbal things as medicine. many of these are easily available resources that we can use to get rid of the disease. for example in over sweating we can take a juice of 10-20 Sheesham leaves to deteriorate over sweating. Ayurveda has a profound range of home remedies.