Ayurveda the science of life, the traditional medicine of INDIA is one of the oldest scientific medical systems in the world, with a long term record of clinical experience. Ayurveda is a way of life that teaches how to promote longetivity. Ayurveda treats mas as a whole, which is a composition of body, mind and sould. Therefore is truly a Holistic and Integral medical system.
More than Just Herbal
Those who are not familiar with Ayurveda might think that its uses a particular herb for a specific physical problem – such as Lagundi or Ampalaya. Ayurveda is far from such concepts.
A Holistic Remedy
Unlike any other healthcare system. Ayurveda is a system rooted in Nature’s wealth and man’s relation to the universe. It can deal with all problems of man from physical and mental to even spiritual. In short it is a lifestyle program that includes what and how to eat, how to exercise and how to take medicine. Cleansing of the body, mind and soul is all part of it.
A traditional medicine of INDIA is one of the oldest scientific medical systems in the world, with a long record of clinical experience. Ayurveda is a way of life that teaches how to maintain and promote health, it show to cure diseases and how to promote longevity. Ayurveda treats man as a whole, which is a composition of body, mind and soul. Therefore it is truly holistic and integral medical system.
Ayurveda believes that diseases occur not as arbitrary phenomenon but for definite reasons which if correctly understood could help to cure and, more importantly prevent recurrence of the diseases. Ideally human begins and nature should be in perfect harmony. Diseases occurs when the equilibrium between these two is disturbed. Restoration of this fundamental balance, through the use of nature and its product is the main goal of this medical system. ” The object of Ayurveda” said Susruda, the famous physician some 2600 years ago, ” is the restoration to health of those who are afflicted with diseases and the preservation of sound health of those who are well”
Evidently Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just affected part, but the individual as a whole. The Stress is on prevention of bodily ailments and not jut curing them. As the limitations of antibiotics are becoming evident, such regimes for strengthening our own energy of immune systems may be crucial for our health.
Two important aspects or specialty of Ayurveda as a holistic approach in treatment as well as in the preparation of medicines are included. Holistic approach is not only the physical wholeness but the spiritual, mental and physical wholeness thus considered.
The difference in preparation of medicines is that all the natural sources or substances are used in preparing the medicines in Ayurveda is practically nil.
Ayurveda gives more importance to prevention than cure, when we can prevent, why do we wait for an accident to happen? That is why Ayurveda medicines are used not only by the sick but the healthy as well. Four ends of human life too are briefly mentioned to know the holistic nature of Ayurveda.
All the systems of healthcare have their identity and uniqueness. Either old or modern all are important for the progress and development. It is better to know than condemning any without knowing it. Here, the words of Acharya Characa, the foremost scholar of Ayurveda, is remembered. ” The wise considers the entire universe as his preceptor. It is only the unwise who finds enemies in it. One should, therefore, unhesitatingly accept proper advise from whichever quarter it may come, even from the enemy, and follow it.”