What is Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a vast science of healing. It includes preventive and treatment aspects.
The most frequent question people ask is what is Ayurveda? For most of the people Ayurveda is just intake of neem, haldi, tulsi or some spices. Few other believes it to be no more good than a placebo. Many not even consider it as a science!
But on the other hand, there are people whose first choice for treatment is Ayurveda, then there are Ayurveda doctors who believe Ayurveda has a cure for almost every disease only it needs to be explored with extensive research; And also there are many Ayurveda doctors who believe Ayurveda to be Amrit(honeydew). They say Ayurvedamritanam आयुर्वेद अमृतानाम |
Now, there are many issues related but here, we will talk only about the clinical Ayurveda. Ayurveda which really works. Ayurveda which cures!
Ayurveda is not only the treatment of signs and symptoms of the disease, but it is a complete therapy for the cure of body, mind and soul. i.e. it treats physically, mentally, spiritually & socially as well. That also without any adverse side-effects or complications.
If you don’t want to use any medicines, then also Ayurveda helps you to attain healthy living.
In other systems of medicines, only the disease is treated i.e. a partial cure.
Prakriti(vata, pitta, kapha ) is not the only basis of Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda works on 10 fundamentals of investigations for treatment–
- Prakriti (constitution investigation)
- Vikriti (pathological investigations)
- Saar (investigation for the strength of the system)
- Sahanan (investigation for the compactness of the body)
- Pramana (investigation for the proportionate relation of the different organs)
- Satamya (investigation for the homologation)
- Sattava (investigation for the mental state)
- Aahara (intake for intake & digestive capacity)
- Vyayama (investigation for the body-power)
- Vaya (investigation for the age)
So, you see Ayurveda is a complete & great ancient science .
Lord Dhanvantari is mentioned as the God of medicine and an avatar of Lord Vishnu. People pray to Lord Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others, especially on Dhanwantari Trayodashi.
Acharya Charak has been crowned as the Father of Ayurveda Medicines. His renowned work, the “Charak Samhita “, is considered as an encyclopedia of Ayurveda. His principles, diagnoses, and cures retain their potency and truth even after a couple of millennia. The Charaka Samhita contains eight parts and 120 chapters.
Acharya Sushruta is considered the father of Ayurveda surgery. His works are compiled as Sushruta Samhita. He described 60 types of upkarma for treatment of wound, 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures and surgery under eight heads.
Q.1. I am a healthy person. That is to say I have no illness or symptoms. But, I am interested in ways to keep myself in balance throughout my life. What to do?
Answer- Knowing your personal, unique Ayurvedic constitution(Prakriti) is the key to understand how to choose those foods & lifestyles which will keep you in balance for years to come. Just fill in the Contact Us form & we will contact you through E-mail.
Q.2. Does Ayurvedic treatment take a long time to heal ailments?
Answer– This a common misconception regarding what is Ayurveda. Ayurveda is as fast as other systems of medicines . It all depends on the duration of diseases. The earlier you come to Ayurveda , the quicker you are cured.
Though the diseases which are incurable in other system of medicines may take some time.
Q.3. Are all Ayurvedic products of natural origin?
Answer– Ayurveda favours administration of natural health care products. So as these are essentially of natural origin (plants, animals, minerals), there are no adverse effects associated with it when taken under the guidance of Ayurveda expert.
Q.4. Can I take any other types of medicine along with your treatment?
Answer- Ayurvedic medicines can be taken with other medicines. But it is very important to tell us the medicine you are taking. Many times you don’t require to take any other medicine as Ayurveda is a self-sufficient treatment.
Q.5. Does Ayurveda plays any role in anti-aging?
Answer– Ayurvedic medicines play an important role in anti-aging. There are lots of herbs which have special rejuvenating properties & a long tradition of promoting longevity.
With combination of anti-oxidant protection & improved circulation, immunity is increased. Henceforth; age related degeneration is reversed.
RASAYANA AND BAZIKARANA (indispensable Ayurveda part) are specific for anti-aging.
Q.6. What is Panchkarma?
Answer. Panchkarma is a five internal detoxification procedure—
- Induced Vomiting (vamana)
- Purging (Virechna)
- Therapeutic enema (Vasti)
- Nasal administration of medicine (Nasya)
- Bloodletting (Rakat mokshna)
In cases where diet regulation and drug regimen are insufficient PANCHKARMA is performed along with to cure.
Q.7. Is Ayurveda effective in treating challenging diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc.?
Answer– Ayurveda is very effective in treating challenging diseases. It treats the disease from the roots.
- It stops the disease from spreading further
- It takes care of all the complications-present & previous
- Apart from curing the disease, it also prevents re-emergence of the disease.
Q.8. Are Ayurvedic medicines useful in Emergency health problems?
Answer- Yes. The drugs works in minutes in emergencies. RASA SHASTRA is the miracle science in Ayurveda having the potential of treating almost every disease in a short span of time.
Hopefully, now you understand very well what is Ayurveda. About its preventive and treatment aspects. And why we are so keen that you must embrace Ayurveda. For a healthy living and healthy you.