About Ayurveda and Its Principles
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine from India that uses a constitutional model.Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago.
Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health.
Objective of Ayurveda
Ayurveda aims to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health.
“Swasthasya Swathya Rakshanam Aturasya Vikar Prashamanam ch”
Swasthasya Swathya Rakshanam - To protect and maintain the health of a healthy person (Preventive and Social medicine)
Aturasya Vikar Prashamanam - To treat the disease and giving relief to sick person (Therapeutics)
These two aspects reflect the unique approach of Ayurveda. Therapeutics is not strictly related to treatment with medicines but also to the form of treatment without medicines and in the form of good conducts both personal (Diet ,Yoga, Meditation)as well as social.
Many people consider Ayurveda as just ordinary herbal medicine but even a brief study of Ayurveda will show that it is an art and science of healthy life.
Ayurveda analyses, human body in terms of earth, water, fire, air, and ether as well as the three energy channels (Tridosha : Kapha, Pitta, Vata roughly translated as – water, fire and air).
To prevent illness, Ayurvedic medicine emphasises on food ,hygiene, exercise, herbal preparations, yoga & pranayam.
To cure ailments, it relies on herbal medicines, Panchakarma, yoga, pranayam and again on food.