Ayurveda (Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge - Life's knowledge), or Ayurveda medicine, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.Ayurveda medicine is evolved since more than 4000 years.
The Ayurveda medicine knowledge has been transferred from the Gods to Sages and thereafter to the physicians.it's actually considered by many to be the oldest healing science. Ayurvedic medicines and therapies are based on complex herbal compounds.
As per the information, Ayurveda is originated from prehistoric times and it has been learnt that some of the concepts of Ayurveda existed since the Indus Valley Civilization or may be earlier.Ayurveda was developed significantly during the Vedic period.The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease.However treatments are recommended for specific health problems.
According to Ayurvedic theory, good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.It is the oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems.
Every human is a combination of five basic elements of universe - Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, which combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called "Doshas"
and they control the working of body.
The three doshas are - Vata dosha
(space and air), Pitta dosha
(fire and water) and Kapha dosha
(water and earth) .
This energy is like the wind. It's primarily in charge of mobility, circulation, breathing and other vital body functions. These types are energetic when in balance but feary and stressed otherwise. These type has a delicate digestive system and have dry, sensitive skin.
This is the energy force that governs major metabolic activities, including body temperature, digestion, absorption of nutrients etc. Pitta types tend to be smart and driven when in balance but may prove to be hyper and aggressiveotherwise. Pitta types are athlettes and have a medium built.
Kapha is considered to be the nourishing dosha that controls growth in the body. It helps keep a strong immune system by suppling moisturize to the body cells and organs. Kaphas tend to be supportive and loving when in balance, otherwise they can be insecure, envious and depressed.
Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. One dosha is usually more dominant. Each dosha controls a different body function. It is believed that your chances of getting sick are linked to the balance of your doshas.
The balance of the doshas results in good health, while imbalance results in disease. By the medieval period, Ayurveda practitioners have developed various medicinal preparations and surgical procedures .
The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people live long, healthy and balanced lives without the need for prescription drugs, complicated surgeries or suffering through painful conditions.
The things those affect physical, spiritual or emotional stability can cause you to be out of balance with the nature. Following things can cause disruption -
Genetic defects, Injuries, Climate and seasonal changes, Age, Emotions.
As per the report by University of Maryland Medical Center ,published in 2015, Ayurvedic medicine can help treat hormonal, inflammatory, digestive and autoimmune conditions, as well as the following-
Asthma, Cancer, Parkinson, Alzheimer, depression, High blood pressure, cholesterol, Perimenopause etc.
Ayurvedic practitioner examines medical history, checks the important signs like pulse, reflexes, gums and sleeping habits, in order to help rebalance your doshas. These factors help the practitioner to determine the primary dosha and find out which aspects of the doshas is out of balance, like overworking, less sleep or lack of nutrients.Then the practitioner prescribes a certain diet, healing herbs and restful practices.
Ayurvedic herbs, yoga, meditation have proved to be helpful as a home remedy for pains, constipation, diarrhoea and lowering obesity.
The health is believed to stay the same for the entire life. However, it depends on how the food is digested
Ayurveda has been enjoying a major worldwide resurgence and is still practiced effectively today.
Benefits of Ayurveda
1. Lowers Inflammation
2. Controlls Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
3. Maintains Hormonal Balance
4. Promotes a Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant-Rich Diet
5. Manages the Weight Loss
6. Lowers Stress and Anxiety
7. Recovers Injuries and Illnesses