Ayurveda is not just diet plan, lifestyle modifications, and herbs; Ayurveda is much beyond. It is humanitarian, spiritual, and besides promoting the health of the individual, it connects the being with the Higher Power in spirituality. The individual becomes mindful of everything he does, he eats, and he thinks and thus grasps the essence of life.
Ayurveda is Ayu+veda= life+ knowledge, i.e., knowledge of life, it’s quality and quantity. It is a natural system of healing, renounced by the efforts such as Japa, Tapa, Sadhana, with purity of mind and thought of the welfare of all. It can be regarded as a complete cure of the disease and the body, as it heals the roots of the disease.
Principle of Ayurveda:
Ayurveda aims for maintaining the health of the healthy essentially and healing the diseased ones, providing both preventive and curative guidelines.
Ayurveda deals with the disease holistically, at the level of The Five Basic Elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth), maintaining harmony between Shareerika doshas, Dhatus, Agni, Mann, and Atma. Ayurveda teaches control of mind, following principles makes a man of character and lead to our spiritual growth.
Unique for all.
Ayurveda sees every person as different in the composition of body and mind, the imbalance of doshas in every being is diverse, and the cause of the origin of the same disease in different people is different, therefore, there is a unique treatment for everybody, even with a similar ailment.
Antiquity of Ayurveda:
Approximately 5000 years old science, this traditional medicine is existing, thriving and continuing to heal in its holistic way. Yes, of course, it has faced its decline due to ignorance, challenges of the modern world, criticism and met with myths, but it is emerging again. Not just in its motherland, Indian Subcontinent, but its potential to heal is evident worldwide.
Line of Treatment:
Common line of treatment for every disease is avoiding the cause of disease by following the principles of Dinacharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya and Sadvritta. Also, the Vaidyas prescribe Pathya and Apathya (suitable and non-suitable eating habits and activities) according to the condition of body and disease. First line of treatment in all diseases is Nidana Parivarjana– eliminating the cause(s) of disease.
- Natural health care system- the components used for medicines are all naturally occurring- herbs, metals, non-metals.
- It is a Psychological, Physical and Spiritual health care system for a long, and blissful life.
- It detoxifies the body, reduces stress, and synchronises Mind, Body and Spirit.
- Its emphasis is the prevention of disease and maintaining health.
- It subtly eliminates the cause of disease.
- It helps mitigating Lifestyle and Metabolic disorders.
Ayurveda is able to cure serious life-threatening conditions under the supervision of well experienced practitioners. Also, it surely brings harmony to the body in disharmony, improves immunity, and helps mitigating lifestyle diseases by offering a way of life. The only side-effects caused due to Ayurvedic treatment is only because if not prescribed properly by a wise, well-learned and experienced practitioner. Also, the medicines need to be free of adulteration for them to be harmless.
While agreeing upon a health system, it is wise to keep our options open and not cave the easy way out in our fast lifestyles. Health is not the thing to be taken for granted.
Let’s make something together.
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Well written conclusion ??
Very Informative Article????
I hope you are finding it useful and follow Ayurveda in daily life.
Yes absolutely, you article gives a much wider view of Ayurveda, creating a lot of awareness. Also, thank you for clarifying the questions raised up on Ayurvedic medicines regarding their side effects, for you said the side effects are caused only because if the medicines are not prescribed properly by a wise, well-learned and experienced practitioner.
Yes, sure. It is our motive to eliminate the myths regarding Ayurveda and make it easy to daily use.
I knew Ayurveda as our traditional system of medicine, therapies & practices but wasn’t aware of its fundamentals. Thank you for sharing your understanding & insights. Congratulations Dr. Aanandita for the initiative!
Your article is on point. The conclusion is well written.
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