Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda”) is considered to be the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing system. Ayurveda was developed more than 2999+ years ago in India.
Ayurveda says - “Human Health & Wellness totally depends on balance between spirit, body & mind.” The main aim of ayurveda is to promote good health by fighting with the root cause of the disease.
Ayurveda-Balance of Body, Mind and Consciousness
Ayurveda mainly focuses on prevention of diseases. Ayurveda boosts health maintenance by providing close attention to an individual's life including his/her thinking process, diet, lifestyle, daily routine etc . Theory of Ayurveda enables an individual to understand how to create balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution. It also brings lifestyle changes to maintain this balance.
Balancing the Three Principle Energies of the Body
Ayurveda says - There are three basic types of energy/functional principles that are present in everyone (vata, pitta & kapha ). These functional principles can be related to the basic biology of the body.
Every individual has the qualities of vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurveda views disease as a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of the three functional principles. Certain diseases can also be due to the presence of toxins.
According to Ayurveda Theory, body, mind and consciousness perform all together one function in creating & maintaining balance. According to Ayurvedic theory, the whole universe is an interchange of the energies of the five big elements - Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, pitta and kapha are union and grouping of these five elements. In the physical body, we call vata as subtle energy of movement, pitta as energy of digestion and metabolism, and kapha as the energy responsible for forming the body’s structure.
Concept of Three Functional Principles
1. Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement — Composed of Space and Air. Vata rules breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. If vata is in balance, it provides creativity and flexibility. While, on the other hand if it is imbalanced then it will produce fear and anxiety.
2. Pitta expresses the body’s metabolic system — Made up of Fire and Water. It controls digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. If pitta is in balance it promotes understanding and intelligence.
3. Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure (Bones, muscles, tendons ) Provides the sticky substance (glue) which is responsible for holding the cells together, generated from Earth and Water. Kapha provides the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity.
A Range of Ayurveda Treatments -
Ayurvedic Diagnosis - The Ayurvedic treatment starts with a consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor or specialist. The patient can discuss symptoms and health issues with an Ayurveda doctor to get proper treatment . In Ayurveda , Pulse diagnosis is used to find the type of the doshas of the patient.
Below are some Ayurveda Treatment list with detailed information: