History of Ayurveda

How does Ayurveda work?

Considering human body along with its mind and soul as one functional unit is the most special thing about Ayurveda. In today’s date when we have specialized and super-specialized branches of medicine we are loosing on the holistic approach and Ayurveda is the answer to it.

Ayurveda believes in theory of five elements. As per teachings of Ayurveda the universe is made of five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space and so is the human body. From these five elements we make combinations of two to make the three energies/ functioning units called Dosha that run the human body. Water and Earth together form Kapha Dosha, Fire and Water make Pitta Dosha, Air and Space together make Vata Dosha.

The same terminology of Kapha, Pitta and Vata is used in diagnosis process. Depending on the predominance of these Doshathe Prakruti,body and mind type is determined. After the diagnosis is made with the help of unique techniques of pulse reading, tongue examination, abdominal palpation, etc. step by step treatment plan is designed depending on the body type of the person. The choice of herbs, type of Detox and rejuvenative treatments all depend on the body type of a person.

Ayurveda tries to reach to the root cause of the problem, trying to remove it, heals the system and restores the strength of a system. After the signs and symptoms disappear, the treatment does not end there but measures are taken to rejuvenate the system and improve the immunity so that the same problem does not occur again. (This is called “ApunarbhavaChikitsa”)

Ayurveda has its own step by step diagnostic protocols and lucid treatment management plans. It understands the prognosis and life span of a patient.

The highlights of Ayurveda treatments:

  1. Strong preventive medicine
  2. Daily and seasonal regimen
  3. Diet plans as per individual needs
  4. Working with natural medicines, no side effects
  5. Natural and body friendly ways of healing
  6. Detox (Panchkarma) treatments