Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge, so Ayurveda means the knowledge and science of life. Ayurveda was derived from the most valued scriptures known as vedas. Ayurveda is not only the ancient Indian science of preventative health and healing but also a philosophy of living. In today’s world based upon selfishness and consumerism, it is hard to fathom the mind and vision of the scientists and physicians of that era, who gave the secrets of Ayurveda to humanity when the diseases mentioned in the sanskrit texts had not yet manifested. And, above all, charging fee for the treatment was prohibited, for they understood the necessity and right to healthy living of the hu
Ayurveda removes the cause of disease and re-establishes balance to our system. According to the HOLISTIC concept of Ayurveda, we are composed of three bodies physical, astral, causal ie. body, mind and soul. The physical body consists of the elements (mahabhoot), the 3 humor forces (vat, pitt and kaph), the 7 tissue systems (Ras rakt etc.), which remain in BALANCE by the metabolic energy/fire (agni).
Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes preventive and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation (Shodhan & panchkarma). Ayurveda is more of a healing system; it is science and an art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity. It guides individuals in the proper diet, living habits and exercise to help restore balance in the body, mind and consciousness, preventing diseases from gaining a foothold in the system.
Ayurveda – The Science of life, is not only the oldest way but is also the safest way to cure illness with no side effects. There are various types of Ayurveda treatments to suit every body and every illness.
Following are the different types of Ayurveda treatments:
- Shamana Therapy (Palliative Treatment)
- Shodhana Therapy (Purification Treatment)
- Nidan Parivarjan (Avoidance of disease causing and aggravating factors)
- Pathya Vyavastha (Prescription of diet and activity)
- Satyavajava (Psychotherapy)
- Rasayana Therapy (Use of immunomodulators and rejuvenation medicines)
Ayurveda is not only limited to Herbal Medicine. Treatments of stubborn diseases is easily done with pure Ayurveda.
Even surgeries, like the Kshar Sutra treatment of the Anal Fistulas and Piles are successfully done in Ayurveda. The author himself has cured many patients of Fistulas with this Surgery.