Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to and widely practiced in India. The word “Ayurveda” is a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life”. It incorporates all aspects of life whether physical, psychological, spiritual or social. This healing system has been practised in daily life in India for more than 5000 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to Ayurveda, “Health is a state of equilibrium of normal functions of Dosha, dhatus, malas and agni with delighted body, mind and soul”. It means that when Dosh-Dahtu-Malas and Agni are constantly in a state of functional equilibrium, then the health is maintained. Otherwise distortion of the equilibrium results into disease. Treatment in Ayurveda is with or without drugs, application of specific rules of diet, activity and mental staus as described, disease wise, brings back the state of equilibrium i.e. health.
Diagnosis of a disease using Ayurvedic methods consists of two following parts- 1. To establish the state and type of the pathology. These involve examination of patient and make different investigations to diagnose the disease. The main modes of physical examination are inspection, palpation, percussion, interrogation. 2. The second type of examination is to assess the strength and the physical status of the individual, so accordingly treatment can be planned. For this examination of Prakrati (Body constitution) vikriti (Pathology), Saar(strength of systems), Samhnan (Composition of body), Satva(mental strength) satamya (specific adaptabilty), Pramaratha (proportionation relate on of body part), Aaharshakti (diet intake capacity), vyayaam shakti(exercise capacity)and Vaya(age)is done.
Panchkarm is sodhan therapy (detoxification).Panchkarma is the primary healing modality within the ancient Ayurvedic science. It offers balancing rejuvenation for mind, body, and consciousness. This is achieved through a series of unique, natural, holistic, health giving, deep cleansing therapeutic treatments. These treatments removes toxins from body and restore constitutional balance improving health, strengthening immunity, reversing negative effects of stresses which slow the aging process, and enhance self reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.
Panchkarm comprises 5 steps–
Nasya (Nasal Cleaning)
Raktamokshan (The removal of impure blood)
If not indicated otherwise by the attending physician, Ayurvedic medicine can generally be taken along with Allopathic medicine (modern medicine). Ayurveda medicines are use as adjuvant to allopathic medicine in most of chronic and degenerative diseases. As such there is no harm to consume simple herbal formulation of Ayurveda.
About 20 year back, W.H.O. adopted traditional medicine program in conjunction with the goal of health for all with the adoption of primary health care approach .W.H.O .has open mind on traditional medicine. However, it endorses only that therapy which has solid scientific evidence with no toxicity. In View of this Ayurveda is duly recognised by W.H.O.
In other system of medicines they treat the disease only, but in Ayurvedic system of medicine being a holistic approach to mankind; it not only treats the disease but treats the patients mentally as well as physically. It is 100% a natural therapy hence it has no side effect or any complications, whereas other system of medicine has lots of side effects and several complications.
YES. Ayurvedic medicines are natural and safe, no side effects. Since they are prepared form herbs & minerals after proper processing according to classical Ayurvedic methods of manufacturing.
I suggest Ayurvedic herbs such as take Ashwagandha, Jatamansi , Brahmi(Gotukala), not only guard against ill effects of stress, but also revitalises your body. It increases memory, strengthens the mind and helps to cope with exhaustion, overwork and fatigue. Take one Tea spoon full powder or 1gm.extract in the morning and one in the evening with water/milk.
The combinations of following herbs are useful in skin diseases
• Mangistha (Rubia cordifolia)
• Neem (Azadirachta indica)
• Sariva (Hemidiscus indica)
• Daruharidra (Barbaris aristrata)
• Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
• Triphala (A combination of Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki) are the good combination for your ailments
These herbs are useful and effective in skin infection, rashes and pimples, works as blood purifier for beautiful and healthy skin, anti-viral, expels intestinal worms and parasites, immunity booster
TRIPHALA: Is a perfect rasayan for the balancing of the body. It removes toxins and it rejuvenates.
There are a number of herbs such as
• Momordicha (Bitter Melon)
• Charantia (Swertia chirata)
• Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestrae )
• Jamun (Eugenia jambolana)
• Fenugreek (Methi)
• Shilajit etc herbs used in Ayurveda, for the treatment of this disease. Herbs in combination to obtain synergistic effect.
These herbs are good for the both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
In Ayurveda several vajikarana medicines help in above problem the medicine such as
Kapi kachu (Mucuna pruriens)
Gokshure (Tribulus terrestris)
Ashwagandgha (Withania somnifera)
Musali (Asparagus adscedens)
Satavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Akarkara (Anacyclus Pyrethrum)
Vidari (Pueraria tuburosa)
Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Yoga originates from the Sanskrit words root “yuj” which means union. Yoga is union of the body, mind, emotions, and intellect. The practice of Yoga results in improvement in the quality of life, manifest in being healthier, looking better, feeling better, reduced stress, increased happiness, inner calmness, and contentment with life.
Yoga is a great way to strengthen the pelvic area, normalize thyroid function and blood pressure and reduce stress, all of which are good for the baby. It is fine to do yoga without putting strain on abdomen especially in later stages.
Yoga promotes a feeling of calm and relaxation, so some people can experience help reduce high blodd pressure. Pranayama (controlled breathing) is especially very useful technique.
Meditation refers to a family of self-regulation practices that focus on training attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby foster general mental well-being and development and/or specific capacities such as calm, clarity, and concentration.
Some of the health conditions where meditation can prove to be beneficial are following-
High blood pressure
Prolonging life expectancy
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Cancer and other chronic illness