Ayurveda is a life science dealing with healthcare. It is a science which explains the theory of the origin of this universe and stating its relation with human body and health. Ayurveda has been written thousands of years ago but certainly after human being got civilized. Ayurveda doesn’t have references to temples, it must be written even before human started building temples.
Ayurveda is based on the fundamentals of spiritualism and has been evolved on laws of nature which is why it’s principles will never change and will remain persistent for coming infinite years. Scientist of Ayurveda like Acharya Charak, Sushrut, Vagbhat completed research and clinical trials on millions of people and found several medicines, the way of treatments and came to the conclusion in such a way that mentioned treatment can be followed for coming millions of years without making any changes. Spiritual science says that ultimate knowledge can be achieved not in the outer world but it lies in the inner world of every individual. This is a science which has been evolved being a deep introvert and keen observer of the outer world.
As mentioned earlier, it is important to highlight that Ayurveda is a science and not just a philosophy or mythology. The science which has answers for why, when, which, what, how. The science which has its own scientific language and terminology, a science which has to be understood and practiced very carefully before implementation, a science which is meant for the betterment of not an only human being but also for the entire universe. Ayurveda has eight branches viz. general medicine, pediatrics, ENT and ophthalmology, Geriatrics, Surgery, Toxicology, Sexology and extra-human forces known as ‘graha’.
Ayurveda has given equal importance to preventive healthcare as well as the curative aspect of disease but more than that it has an important branch to ‘promote’the health so as to restrict the aging process to enjoy healthy, graceful old age and to enjoy best sex life, this branch is known as Rasayan- Vajeekaran.
Like western allopathy science Ayurveda also has its own way of scientific approach. Before deciding treatment in any form like medicine, diet, panchakarma, lifestyle one has to undergo thorough health screening under Ayurveda doctor (Vaidya) to diagnose fitness and disease condition. Health status has to be concluded on the basis of various factors like geographical area where a person resides, body constitution of a person (prakruti) , season, nature of occupation and present lifestyle, age, general strength, diet and lifestyle habits, long term medication or intoxication, psychological status of a person etc.
Ayurveda believes in individualized approach and don’t believe much in generalized treatment approach. This is how good or bad are relative terms in the dictionary of Ayurveda. Ayurveda should not be taken just as a product, it is a science hence it should always be followed strictly under the guidance of your personal Ayurveda Doctor (Vaidya)after getting yourself properly screened.
Ayurveda treatment comprises Medicines, Panchakarma (detoxification), Diet and lifestyle regime, Yoga. Without the guidance of all these facets, treatment of Ayurveda remains incomplete. Creator has generalized and individualized things equally. Every generalized thing has been again individualized, so generalizing things in every aspect of health will be against the laws of nature. We can see that every human has the same facial features but looks are different, everyone has the same kinds of fingers but fingerprints are different. Nature has individualized things when it comes to subtleness, Ayurveda is based on the rules of nature.
Core Part of Health
- Ayurveda guides about the perfect lifestyle, individualized diet protocol.
- Ayurveda explains ideal ‘Dinacharya’ i.e. daily regime.
- Ayurveda explains about seasonal regime i.e. ‘Rutucharya’. Which guides changes to be made in lifestyle, diet, and medicine according to the season and atmospheric changes.
- Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to one important law i.e. “Urge should neither be suppressed nor it should be forced”.
- Ayurveda explains the role of detoxification and guides about maintaining the strength of sense organs for long life.
- Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to the concept of anti-aging through kaya kalpa (rasayanchikitsa)
- Ayurveda emphasizes a lot of importance to the best sex life to produce the best offspring.
- Ayurveda guides about Sadvrutta i.e. social and psychological well being of an individual.
- The ultimate goal of every individual is to achieve ‘Moksha’, according to Ayurveda. For this important goal, spiritual understanding is necessary for depth. Ayurveda guides about the spiritual growth of an individual.
- Ayurveda has treatments for almost all the diseases right from cold, cough and fever to cancer.
- The output of Ayurveda treatments is more efficiently observed if patients approach Ayurveda in the initial stage.
- The output is delayed when a patient approach in a phase when the disease becomes stubborn and doesn’t respond to any other treatment modalities.
- Recent research work shows that Ayurveda doctors can treat the following conditions more effectively –
- – Acute cold, cough, bacterial and viral fever.- Gastrointestinal disorders like – Acidity, GERD, H Pylori, Colitis, Sprue, Indigestion, flatulence, bloating of abdomen, constipation, loss of appetite (Anorexia), loss of taste.- Lifestyle disorders like – Diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension, cancer.- Liver Disorders like – Jaundice, ascites, fatty liver.- Respiratory Disorders like – Bronchial Asthma, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, cough- Musculoskeletal disorders like – Osteo arthritis (Joint pain),Spondilitis , sciatica, Gout, reactive arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis.-Neurological disorders like – paralysis, epilepsy- Psychological disorders like – Anxiety, depression, stress,- Skin Disorders like – Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, fungal infections.