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Ayurveda............

Posted Feb 05 2009 9:08pm

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back to the Vedas, which are the oldest available classics of the world. Vedas are the ancient books of knowledge, or science, from India. Th Ayurveda ey contain practical and scientific information on   various subjects beneficial to the humanity like health, philosophy, engineering, astrology etc. Ayurveda is a holistic healing science which comprises of two words, Ayu and Veda.Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science. So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of diseases but is also a complete way of life.    It comprises of both practical and scientific information on various subjects beneficial to mankind like health, philosophy, astrology and engineering. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of diseases but is also a complete way of life. Life according to Ayurveda is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. The aim of Ayurveda is to give complete health and not just getting free from physical diseases. Ayurveda gives a complete knowledge of individuals their physical and mental traits. Ayurvedic treatment does not suppresses the main symptoms and create new ones as side effects of the main treatment. It is to remove the root cause and give permanent relief. The treatment mainly comprises of powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils etc. prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Panch Karma therapy is also used as a treatment in many diseases. Panchkarma is a purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. Panch Karma means five types of actions or techniques or treatment. As the wastes are eliminated from the body the person becomes healthy.

Ayurveda is a science of life. Life according to Ayurveda is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. So it is clear from this definition of life that Ayurveda is not only   limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about   spiritual, mental and social health. Ayurveda practises the theory of balance. According to Ayurveda health is the state of balance and disease is the state of imbalance. The aim of Ayurveda is to give complete health and not just getting free from physical diseases. Ayurveda aims at having a happy, healthy and peaceful society. Two most important aims of Ayurveda are: to maintain the health of healthy people and to cure the diseases of sick people.

 Ayurveda helps us in understanding each individual at a very subtle personal level and giving a detailed description about diet, daily routine, life-style, actions and activities to be followed. Ayurveda is a science that teaches how to live life in a true and natural balance.It teaches how to live in society and in the universe without disturbing the natural balance. Ayurveda not only deals with diseases and treatments but  is a complete way of life. It describes how one can make his life advantageous or disadvantageous for himself or for others and what one can do to make his life happy or unhappy. It also describes what actions, activities, foods etc. are good or bad for life. As long as we can maintain this balance one remains healthy and when there is imbalance there is disease, unhappiness and misery.

Ayurvedic treatment does not suppresses the main symptoms and create new ones as side effects of the main treatment. It is to remove the root cause and give permanent relief. The treatment mainly comprises of powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils etc. prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Panch Karma therapy is also used as a treatment in many diseases. Panchkarma is a purifying therapy to enhance the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. Panch Karma means five types of actions or techniques or treatment. As the wastes are eliminated from the body the person becomes healthy.

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