The Aim of Ayurveda
You might have studied Ayurveda in the history of Indian medicine. It has a solution to almost all minor and major ailments. It is different from medical science because Ayurveda, not only makes a person disease-free but also brings him back to the natural state of ease. Though Ayurveda has abundant health benefits, it has deep roots in the Hindu religion. According to Ayurveda, we are made of the five elements – Fire, Water, Air, and Ether. The idea behind this treatment is that we fall ill whenever the balance of these elements is disturbed due to external forces. We are most happy and healthy when these elements are in a balanced state. Ayurvedic treatment aims to enhance the physical, emotional, and psychological health of a person.
Let us see how this theory works:
The natural state of ease differs from person to person because everyone is made of a unique combination of these five elements.
Mainstream doctors prescribe medicines to treat common illnesses such as fever, cold, headache, stomach ache. Medical treatment is essential to recover from physical symptoms, but the Ayurvedic treatment focuses on resolving the cause of these ailments. The diseases are classified in three categories or “Doshas,” commonly known as Vata, Pitta, Kapha. The ayurvedic doctor diagnosis the dosha and suggest the required treatment accordingly.
How does it resolve the problem?
Whatever the dosha might be, there is always a solution to resolve the problem. The exact amount of the opposite element is required to recover the patient from diseases. For example, the problems such as heartburn, ulcers, constipation, etc are all results of heat or fire element according to Ayurveda, and water element is required to resolve the problem.
The approach of Ayurveda is to discover which element is in excess and which is lacking and to take medicines in order to attain the balanced state. The “Charaka Samhita,” “Sushruta Samhita” and “Astanga Hridaya,” which date back to ancient times suggest that everything in the universe is interdependent, and nature has a solution to each problem. That’s why most Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from different parts of the plants such as the roots, leaves, stems, seeds, and fruits, etc. The ayurvedic treatment is time-consuming, and it is better to take scientific medicine for instant relief; people should consider the ayurvedic lifestyle, because “prevention is always better than cure.”
The Ayurvedic doctors at Vishuddhii, have intense knowledge of these elements. You not only should take medicine when you are ill, but also choose a healthy lifestyle to avoid illnesses. We suggest effective and easy to follow routines that would prepare a shield around you and protect you from major diseases. Starting from minor problems such as cold and cough, Ayurveda has a solution for major ailments such as cancer. Connect with us if you have any doubts about the ayurvedic treatment and the side-effects.
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