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What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the greatest gift of sages of ancient times to mankind. The term ‘Ayurveda’ may be divided into ‘Ayuh’ and ‘Veda’ implying ‘life’ and ‘Science’ respectively. Ayurveda is the science of life and the oldest medical system of this world. Ayurveda constitutes time-tested and age-old scientific indigenous procedures native to India to cure body ailments. The treatment procedures stated under Ayurveda can insulate our bodies from ailments. This holistic form of treatment became popular in India, and thus India received worldwide accolades. The healing system may cater to the overall well-being of the human body. Life is itself understood in the light of Ayurveda.
Why is Ayurveda said to be eternal?
Ayurveda is constituted of a series of principles for healthy living that emerged at the time when earth and mankind took birth. Ayurveda and its principles are not going to change at any point of time. The Ayurveda healing system is practiced in our lives or daily living in India since 5000 years. The treatment mode of Ayurveda was first recorded in the age old Vedas, and it is the most favored kind of healthcare practice among the millions since then. Ayurvedic healing system is even older than Egyptian and Greek system and is now known to the world as New Age Medicine. It indeed has an eternal significance.
What is the difference between modern medicine and Ayurveda?
Modern medicine only removes or treats the symptoms rather than addressing the person. This assumes that all patients are the same and not unique. On the other hand, Ayurveda considers each person to be unique and devices a separate treatment. It is believed that this natural form of treatment came into being as a treatment for the Gods. So, from the realm of Gods, it is brought to the human race. It deals with herbs, minerals or ‘dhattus’ for the treatment. There are 4 basic forms of treatment here, namely, drug or medicine therapy, pancha karma, regulation of lifestyle and dietary regime. So, it is holistic kind of treatment much unlike the modern medicine.
Why you should go for Ayurveda?
Modern medicine only removes or treats the symptoms rather than addressing the person. This assumes that all patients are the same and not unique. On the other hand, Ayurveda considers each person to be unique and devices a separate treatment. It is believed that this natural form of treatment came into being as a treatment for the Gods. So, from the realm of Gods, it is brought to the human race. It deals with herbs, minerals or ‘dhattus’ for the treatment. There are 4 basic forms of treatment here, namely, drug or medicine therapy, pancha karma, regulation of lifestyle and dietary regime. So, it is holistic kind of treatment much unlike the modern medicine.
Where lays the root of Ayurveda?
We can trace the root of Ayurveda at the very start of cosmic creation. As per the Indian philosophers, Ayurveda took birth from Brahma, the creator of this world. Brahma is not someone who is a mere individual but a Divine Power, The Lord, unmanifest from Divine Lord, who brought this world into the manifested form. It is the desire of every human being to stay fit, healthy and to live long. Ayurveda seems to set the benchmark or pattern for other systems of medicine or modern medicine. Ayurveda is a tradition having an antiquity which may be compared to human lives at large.
What is the main source from which Ayurveda derives medicines?
Ayurveda uses all natural ingredients for the preparation of medicines and so they come directly from nature. To prepare the ayurvedic drugs, different elements are used including minerals, herbs, animal products. Some of the best herbs used to prepare herbal medicines are amla, neem, tulsi, and metals like silver, gold and iron. As medicines are prepared using only natural products and ingredients, they are devoid of probable side effects. Natural raw materials do not cause any side effects as such. Herbs and minerals that are used for preparing herbal medicines are processed in a way that they become side effects free.
What is the goal of ayurveda?
Ayurveda is all about attaining fulfillment in life, living a healthy existence and its medicinal practices are aimed at positive health. So, the aim of Ayurveda is to attain a positive health, safety of the masses and an ultimate liberation. The last goal or Ultimate Liberation can be attained when one follows the rules of daily conduct, strict seasonal regimes to stay healthy. All such practices will bring about overall wellbeing. Ultimate liberation can be attained only when one is constantly healthy and devoid of ailments. It tends to eradicate all such factors that bring about discomfort and suffering. So, we can say that the aim of Ayurveda is to bring about wellbeing of mankind.
What does Tri-Dosha imply?
Tri-Dosha may be divided in ‘Tri’ and ‘Dosha’ implying ‘three’ and ‘humor’ respectively. Humor is here a bio-entity. The biological implication of Panchamahabhutas is reflected in Tridosha. The term ‘Tridosha’ denotes the three humors, namely, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They are known as ‘Doshas’ since they have the capacity of being vitiated or vitiating others. Dosha has bilateral tendency and this is the root cause of so many diseases. When all the Doshas are in balance, there is no disease or ailment. Any disbalance in the Dosha can cause ailment and illness. Each dosha has a definite role, location and functions in our body. All doshas are of 5 types.
What type of diseases can be cured by Ayurveda?
It is unfortunate to see that people take allopathic medicines to treat the ailments and only after the diseases become chronic, they look forward to ayurvedic doctor. Ayurvedic can suitably treat both chronic ailments and minor issues such as fever, cough and cold. Ayurvedic is alternative mode of treatment which may bring about relief from wide range of ailments. Some of the ailments that ayurveda can address are bone and joint ailment, diabetes, hormonal issues, nervous issues. It is said by the philosophers that Lord Brahma Himself is the creator of Ayurveda and so it can powerfully address a variety of diseases. Tridosha implies three humor factors and Ayurveda aims to bring about a balance between them to curb the body ailments.
What are the techniques of diagnosis in Ayurveda?
To diagnose imbalance in dosha or disease process in any person, three techniques are used. They include Darsana Pareeksha, Prasna Preeksha and Sparsana Pareeksha. In Darsana Pareeksha diagnosis is done by observing the signs and symptoms such as change in the color of hair, skin, behavior, body condition and eyes. Prasna Preeksha is done by asking questions regarding the imbalance of doshas. Sparsana Pareeksha is carried out by touching the patient, monitoring his pulse, palpitation, auscultation and percussion. Here Pulse Diagnosis is Nadi Pareeksha which is an important tool of diagnosis. The treatment methods are classified as Sodhana Chikitsa and Shamana Chikitsa.
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