It’s an ancient Indian traditional medicine system. Ayu- veda means science of life.
Ayurveda was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system – earth, water, air, fire, space – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.
According to Ayurveda, each person will be influenced by certain elements more than others. This is because of their prakriti, or natural constitution. Ayurveda categorizes the different constitutions into three different doshas:
- Vata dosha, in which the air and space elements dominate
- Pitta dosha, in which the fire element dominates
- Kapha dosha, in which the earth and water elements dominate
The dosha affects not just the shape of one’s body but also bodily tendencies (like food preferences and digestion), and the temperament of one’s mind and emotions. For example, the earth element in people with Kapha dosha is evident in their solid, sturdy body type, their tendency for slower digestion, their strong memory, and their emotional steadiness. Most people’s prakriti is made up of a combination of two doshas. For example, people who are “Pitta Kapha” will have the tendencies of both Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha, with Pitta dominating. By understanding the qualities of our natural constitution we are better able to do what is needed to keep ourselves in balance.
Ayurveda places great importance on one’s pathya, or lifestyle (eating habits and daily routine). Ayurveda also provides guidance on how to adjust our lifestyle based on the change of seasons.
AYURVEDA TALKS ABOUT 3 TYPES OF TREATMENT THOSE ARE
- Daivvyapashya chikitsa: which is related to your spiritual health
- Satvavjaya chikitsa: for mental health
- Yukti vyapashaya chikitsa: for physical health
We all are humans, and entity of being a human is complete with combination of mind body and soul, soul is divine in nature so for therapeutic purpose mind and body should be taken care of. By using medicines we are targeting only body but mind is left alone. Using sattvavjaya chikitsa we can take care of mind. But mind body and soul can be taken care together by Daivvyapashya chikitsa
Thus ayurveda is a complete science. It provides wonderful solutions for all sorts of physical and mental ailments using natural medicines.
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