Traditional and ancient system of medicine is none other than Ayurveda.
From our kitchen to pharmacy shops, ayurveda is spread from our homes to working places. No one can deny its importance and utility in our lives.
Ayurveda is a union of ayu + veda. Ayu refers to life and veda means knowledge.
Ayurveda is a medical science of ancient India. It deals with matters relating to health, day-to-day life and longevity (long life).
Ayurveda has emerged as one of the trustworthy sciences of medicine.
Can anyone guess why is it so?
“Clouds are never permanent ,the sun will definitely shine one day!”
So, the sun in the name of Ayurveda is spreading it’s rays all over the world , the world is witnessing this.
If we go on counting advantages of ayurveda then counting would probably become finite.
First and the foremost reason is ayurveda is not only for the individuals who are diseased or unhealthy whereas it is healthy too. It guides us the way to stay healthy and be productive.
The aim of ayurveda is to protect the health of the healthy and eradicate the disease from the patient’s body. It guides how one should live a healthy life so disease would never knock the door.
It has the beautiful concepts of:
‘Dincharya’(daily routine)- detailed description of daily regimen and how one should spend his/her day in a healthy manner is described in ayurveda.
‘Ritucharya’ (seasonal routine)- seasonal variation leads to imbalances in the body so to maintain the balance there are certain practices described in ayurveda which every individual must follow in their lives.
Rasayana (immunity boosters)- every individual is concerned for immunity in today’s time. Ayurveda paves the way to enhance that immunity and make us strong physically from inside out.
Panchakarma (detoxification of body)- ayurveda has the best way to detoxify the body and make as well as keep us disease free.
Ayurveda is a treatment which is prescribed according to the patients. It believes in prakriti assessment which is also a wonderful topic. Every individual has its own prakriti which makes him/her different from other individuals.
Ayurveda doesn’t believe in prescribing a list of medicines alone rather it believes in oshadh (medicines), ahar (food habits) and vihaar (living habit). This practice not only improves health but guides a patient how he/she should maintain his health along with medicines it advises the lifestyle modification.
Other pathies provide symptomatic treatment. Let’s take an example- you have fever then you would be prescribed with antipyretics (paracetamol), having infection then antibiotics, having a sensation of pain, then a bundle of painkillers.
Ayurveda on the other hand believes in root cause treatment. Ayurveda not only treats ‘what happens’ it mainly believes in treating ‘why it happened?’.
This is a beauty in itself when this why is treated, then what automatically vanishes.
Ayurveda has three pillars – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, along these pillars ayurveda revolves as whole from cause of disease to treatment principle.
One of the most famous sayings of ayurveda is – if you eat unhealthy then no medicine can cure your disease and if you eat healthy then no disease can harm you. Ayurveda has an amazing concept of pathya ( what to eat) and apathy ( what to avoid)
Ayurveda believes not only in treating patients physically but making him mentally fit too. Not only it guides/treats scientifically but also defines spirituality. Why we exist? What is the reason behind our life,our situation? In total ayurveda improves the quality of life that one individual lives.
It explains the technique and promotes one individual to introspect within him or her and find the answers of various self curiosities that go on in every one’s mind.
It makes us physically mentally and socially fit – which is the definition of healthy as per World Health Organization.