Ayurveda

Ayurveda amrit hai – ise apnaieye.

Har sadi ayurveda ki sadi hai – ise aajmaieye.

 

Ayurveda (आयुर्वेदा)

Ayurveda is an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is presently in daily use by millions of people all over the world but mostly in indian subcontinent.Ayurveda is derived from two words, ayu and veda.” Ayu is Union of the mind, body, senses and soul. It is energy and vitality, and is eternal.” The English translation of ayu is “life.” In the Ayurvedic context the definition of life does not mean the age of a person. Ayu is the combination of the:- Body (Sharira) , Senses (Indriyas) , Mind (Manas) ,Soul (Atma) Together, these four factors are responsible for sustaining the life air or force in the body, and each must be present in order to produce Ayu. If any one of the above factor is absent, we cannot say there is life (Ayu).And the word veda, which refers to a “System of Knowledge”. Thus “Ayurveda” roughly translates as the “knowledge of life”, “knowledge of a long life” or even “science of life”.

“The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy person and to cure the diseases of the sick.” There are two complementary aims of this discipline. The first is to maintain the health of those who are well. This entails specific diet and nutrition, hygiene, living habits, exercise and relaxation techniques. Ayurveda enables a healthy person to maintain health and increase their life span. The other is to cure disease of the sick. This aspect relates to various disease, their cause, diagnosis, remedies and therapies to cure and prevent relapse of illness.

The main concept of Ayurveda is basically the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is the energy principle necessary to mobilize the function of the nervous system, we can relate this to all the movments of the body. Pitta is the energy principle which uses bile to direct digestion and hence metabolism into the verious system so all the chemical and acid inside the body belongs to it. Kapha is the energy principle responsible for lubrication which relates to mucous and the carrier of nutrients into the arterial system. All Ayurvedic practitioners believes that these ancient ideas, based in the knowledge discovered by the great sages and saints, exist in harmony with physical reality. These Ayurvedic concepts allow practitioner to examine the homeostasis of the whole system. People may be of a predominant dosha or constitution, but all doshas have the basic elements within them.

The unique and simple principles of Ayurvedic pharmacology are fundamentally different from those of other systems of traditional and modern medicine, especially evidence-based medicine. Most Ayurvedic medicines are prepared form pure and natural herbs. Shamana and Shodhana are the two basics concepts for the management of disease in Ayurveda. Shodhana reffers elimination and Shodhana methods aim at the elimination of the basic root-cause of disease. Shodhan – Cleansing Samana – Saditive (Only medicines are given) Shodhan contains purification of body before starting Samana Therapy. It means cleansing of the body so that the medicine used can have a good effect in curing the disease. The Sodhan therapy is also called Panchakarma.

Panchakarma or the five evacuative procedures are the Ayurvedic means or active intervention in treatment of diseases. They are means to medicine what surgical procedure are to surgery. Diseases are only label attached to the countless manifestation of perturbed vitiated “doshas”. The procedure of Panchakarma are designed to eliminate the perturbed or vitiated doshas and restore their balance for good health and well being. Panchakarma literally means five (Panch) special therapies (karma). The therapies which are included under the collective term are as follow: Vamana Karma (Emesis) Virechana Karma (Purgation) Nirooh Vasti Karma (Decoction Enema) Anuvasana Vasti Karma (Medicated Oil Enema) Nasya Karma (Nasal Administration)

Maintenance of health by means of: Equilibrium of biological forces, Normal functioning of all 7 tissues, To enhance the power of digestion and metabolism,To get rid of diseases from the very root out of the systems, Efficient elimination of waste products, Normal functioning of five sense organs, Harmony among body, mind and soul.

The aim of Ayurveda is to ensure good health for a healthy man and to cure the disease for a diseased man. In both the cases, Panchakarma detoxification is necessary to cleanse out the Doshas (TOXINS) at regular intervals. After Detox, ayurvedic medicines absorb better and are more effective plus the entire process improves quality of life. Some benefits are as follows:- Removes the root cause of disease. Balances the bodily Humour Vata, Petta and Kapha. Improves Immunity. Balance the Nervous system, Blood circulatory system, Digestive system and also as well as Physiological equilibrium. Remove the Toxins situated at the week point of body. Increases Mental and Physical efficiency. Increases skin glow. Reduces extra fat. Remove insomnia, anxiety and mental problem. Increases loss of vigour and stamina Increases joint movability.
In the ancient period, there were no other means except the experimentation on your own self on the advice
of (doctor) and see the result your self and inform the vaids, the condition of the fever, improvement in health, relief in pains etc.
The medicines were Ayurvadic, prepared with the herbal plant, their leaves, fruits roots etc and they were called avovshidhi. (cure)Of course the medicines
were in the crude forms, never the less, they were useful and would cure the patient’s. Sanjeevani is one of
the herbal plants whose leaves after being crushed and made into power form, if given to a patient who is unconscious, he becomes conscious. Cure joshananda(a mixture of 24 types of herbals’ dry leaves, fruits and roots,)
is the cure of cough, cold and flu. In ayurvedic science, there are the three main cause of disease, vayu (flatulence,gas) pitta (acidity) and cough. They give lot of importance on the food or the drink we take. They recommend the vegetarian food, leafy and green vegetables’ salad etc. they stress on vayayam(exercises) and prevention from drugs, tobacco alcohol ,non-veg. foods and also excessive indulgence. These herbals medicines had been tested through out the ages and found that their effects are astonishing and miraculousayurved amrit hai. ise apnayeye.