What Is Ayurveda?

  • The word Ayurveda derives from two words, ‘ayu’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘veda’ which means ‘science’, and translates to ‘the science of life’.  The principles of this ancient wisdom remind us that the entire web of life is intricately interwoven. History of Ayurveda goes back 5,000 years and focuses on how foods, herbs, emotions, climate and lifestyle impact the dynamics of our own physiology and psychology. It stresses the need for prevention rather than cure and recommends harmony of the body, mind and soul as an essential requirement of health.
  • Ayurveda is a science which has evolved from transcendental knowledge from God & practical experience of sages of India. Ayurveda, the wisdom of longevity, focus on the living individual. Disease management through Ayurveda aims at balancing the life force within the person.  Rather than a medical system, it’s a way of life which employs a lifestyle regimen in tune with nature for enhancing immunity and self-healing.
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  • Unlike all other branches of medicine, Ayurveda is treatment for the patient and not for the disease. Thus, treats a patient in entirety- on physical, mental and spiritual levels- while treating disease.
  • Ayurveda advocates that every living and non-living being has five basic elements (Pancha Maha Bhoothas) in them namely earth, water, fire, air and ether which manifest itself in the human body as Vatha, Pitha and Kabha (or the Tridoshas). Air and ether form the Vatha principle, fire from the Pitha principle and, earth and water from the Kapha principle. Every human being has his Prakruti (Constitutional Nature) determined by the dominance of Vatha, Pitha or Kabha or their combinations. Harmony in Prakruthi indicates good health.

Preventative care and treatment of disease falls under Ayurveda’s eight branches, which include:

  • Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine)
  • Bala Chikitsa (Pediatrics)
  • Graha Chikitsa (Occult and Tantric Medicine)
  • Oordhwanga Chikitsa (ENT)
  • Salya Chikitsa (Surgery)
  • Damshtra Chikitsa (Toxicology)
  • Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics)

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