Ayurveda is an ancient medical practice that originated in India. Ayurveda medicine sees the whole universe in terms of certain qualities. This healing practice is rooted in the understanding of nature and is an effective medical practice to this very day.
To put more simply, the Ayurvedic texts explain such twenty qualities in pairs of opposites. For instance, warm and cold or dark and bright.
The basic principle of Ayurveda is to treat an excess of a particular quality existing in the body by applying the opposite quality to balance it.
How does Ayurveda promote overall wellness of the body?
When any of the qualities inside your body, which is called ‘dosha’ in Ayurveda, faces shortage or excess, it affects the wellness of your body leading to what we call ‘doshic imbalance’. Ayurveda medicine attempt to maintain the doshic balance and therefore restore the natural factors in your body.
Agni, the energy of fire, is believed to be of core importance in Ayurvedic treatment procedures. Agni refers to the heat energy produced in your body responsible for metabolism, cognition and keeping the body in good shape.
Ayurveda rekindles the energy of your body and prepares itself to achieve the proper balance of its elements.
There are methods used to remove toxic elements such as unnecessary fats, thereby replenishing bodily functions, flexibility and nourishing your body’s resistive power against diseases.
Development of Modern Ayurvedic Disciplines
Ayurvedic doctors and researchers work on their methods on the foundation. These principles are deeply rooted in holistic values and had found several cures for chronic conditions of stress, pain and discomfort.
Modern researchers are in a passionate endeavour to patent their findings based on the wisdom in the texts of Ayurveda. Hence, providing recognition to the innate understanding of natural medicine exclusive to the ancient culture of India.
In effect, modern innovations which have been adopted as part of such studies are now implemented in Ayurveda. Thus dividing it into various disciplines to heal imbalances and challenges individuals confront in the field of health.
The panchakarma is one of the treatments in Ayurveda, gaining wide praise for cleansing the toxicity of bodies that have been subjected to lifestyle diseases or substance abuse.
Branches of Ayurveda
- Kaayachikitsa – Internal Medicine
- BalaChikitsa – Paediatrics
- BhutaVidya – Psychiatry
- ShalakyaTantra – Ear, Nose and Throat Treatment
- ShalyaTantra – Surgery (not practised in the United States today)
- VishagaraVairodh Tantra – Toxicology
- Jarachikitsa/Rasayana – Geriatrics and Rejuvenation
- Vajikarana — Aphrodisiac Therapy, Fertility, and Conception
With all these advancements, Ayurveda ranks top among the complementary and alternative medical practices in the world.
Ayurveda is a proven example of how to achieve progress in science without being a threat to nature or human lives.
Therefore reinstalling the sustainable and holistic attitude for better overall development.