Ayurveda is a system introduced to the human evolution for treating the physical and mental ailments ranging from symptom to syndrome. The methodology is based on principled diagnosis for its practical approach in dealing with acute and chronic diseases. This multi-faceted medicinal system treats the disease at any stage through a series of traditional treatments based on scientific explanations.
Modern medicine, which boosted about its all-pervasive capabilities to protect the human health, has started accepting their limitations. The wide spread use of antibiotics & antibacterial agents has brought the world today to face a dramatic increase in the microbial threats. Scientists have identified a number of new diseases causing deadlier hazards than ever over the past two decades. As a system, which largely depends on chemicals, dangerous side effects of these medicines have become one of its major concerns for their usage. Ayurveda in its broader perspective is a philosophy that deals with the quality of life. Preservation of health and its maintenance are the main objectives of this science. The knowledge of Ayurveda comes from extant classical treatises like CHARAKASAMHITA, SUSHRUTHA SAMHITA, BHELA SAMHITA, ASHTAANGA SAMGRAHA, KASHYAPA SAMHITA, ASHTAANGA HRYDAYA & several other works of compilers and commentators. A fully developed medical system comprising eight branches or the Astangas – like Kaya chikista (General Medicine), Bala chikista (Paediatrics), Graha chikista (Occult and Tantric medicine), Oordhwanga chikista (ENT), Shalya (Surgery), Dhamstra (Toxicology), Jara (Geriatrics), and Vrisha chikista (Aphrodisiac medicine).
In Sanskrit, "Ayur" means "Life or Living" and "Veda" means "Knowledge". So Ayurveda is defined as "Knowledge of Living" or Science of Longevity. It is actually a medicine system which uses natural herbal treatments, diet, psychological balancing, detoxification, and rejuvenation. Ayurveda, the world's most ancient, yet uniquely futuristic system of healing and good health. The most eco-friendly system of treatment with no harmful side effects. Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy based on a deep understanding of eternal truths about the human body, mind and spirit. It is a system introduced to the human evolution for treating the physical and mental ailments ranging from symptom to syndrome.
"This knowledge of life and longevity is the oldest system of treatment originating from the book 'ATHARAVEDA' part of the 5000 year old Indian Vedas. The thing that made Ayurveda's healing system special is that it believed first in PROMOTING HEALTH, AND PREVENTING DISEASE and secondly in CURING DISEASES. The idea was to keep people healthy with strong immune systems, using different ideologies of diet, yoga/exercise, meditation, rejuvenation techniques, natural herbal medicines, and massage. This eliminates toxins and prevents diseases from getting hold of the body. A special emphasis was also given to the emotional aspects of wellbeing which were considered a very important aspect of health.
An Ayurvedic doctor is a properly trained physician who has the ability to understand your diagnosis, & suggest natural remedies. Rather than using chemical medicines as a quick remedy. Ayurveda recommendations attempt to create the ideal mental, physical & behavioral environment for healing. The treatment involves both– conservative methods by palliative medicines & practical procedures by Panchakarma therapies.
Ayurveda is all about how to maintain life in a state of perfect health and takes a patient in entirety on physical, mental and spiritual levels while treating the disease. With advanced researches bringing to light more and more about the influence of mind over body, Ayurveda is fast becoming a holistic alternative to all other systems of medicine.
Ayurveda is probably the earliest medical science that laid stress on positive health, attending of physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual welfare. According to Ayurveda A healthy person (Swastha) is one in whom there is an equilibrium of the humours and the body tissues, with normal digestive as well as excretory functions associated with the gratification of the senses, mind and soul. ('Prasannaatmendriyamanaah') "Health is not an absence of disease but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, brought about by balanced doshas, balanced diet, proper elimination of waste products and a pleasant serenity of both body and mind !"
Ayurveda emphasized that the medical treatment shall be oriented not merely to the disease but has to take into account, the patient, his environment, the meteorological consideration, age, sex, race, habits, habitat, diet, appetite, physical condition, mental frame, phycological constitution, strength, vitality and a number of factors like this.