Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal and health care system in India. It’s a traditional form that is practiced from 5,000 years. Ayurveda termed as Ayur + Veda i.e. knowledge of life. Ayurveda has evolved from ages and most of the Ayurveda and ayurvedic medicines are documented in sacred historical ancient texts. Over 90% of Indians are using some form of ayurvedic medicine, stated by Minnesota’s center for spirituality & healing. It’s a holistic approach to physical and mental health. The ayurvedic treatment combines products (mainly derived from plants, but may also include animal, metal, and mineral), diet, exercise, and lifestyle.|
If your body, mind, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, you have a healthy life. When there is something wrong or misbalance, you get sick.
Ayurveda believes that every person is composed of basic five elements found in the universe i.e. space, air, water, fire, and earth.
There are three doshas in Ayurveda named Vata(air or space), Pitta doshas(fire and water) and Kapha doshas (earth and water). Every person has all three doshas but out of that one is usually stronger than others.
Ayurveda Principle :
Good health is attained by following the Ayurveda principle, which says that every person has a specific constitution or prakruti, that states one’s physiologic and mental behavior and validity of any disease. Body energies known as doshas determine prakruti. Most of the people have one or two predominant doshas. Pitta doshas are interlinked to fire, and it controls the functions of digestive and endocrine systems. When pitta doshas become vitiated it leads to, ulcers, digestive problems, inflammation anger, heartburn, and arthritis.
Vata means air & space and is responsible for body movement, which includes breathing and circulation of blood. People with lively, creative thinkers consider being Vata dominant people. When Vata becomes vitiated, it leads to pain in joints, constipation, anxiety, and dryness of the skin.
Kapha resembles earth and water, it helps to control the growth and strength of the body and is mostly linked to the chest region, torso and back. Kapha people are mostly strong and solid build in nature, and most are calm people. When Kapha gets vitiated it leads to obesity, sinus problems, diabetes, insecure nature and issues related to gallbladder, according to Ayurvedic doctors.
According to Ayurvedic texts, the doshas of the body get disturbed with factors like taking stress, eating unhealthy food, change in climate and weather conditions and unhealthy relationships. These unbalanced doshas turn individuals more prone to disease.
Benefits of ayurvedic medicine:
The fundamental concept of Ayurveda is to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit and free from diseases. Ayurveda does not mean, yoga, chanting, applying packs and giving massage with oils, but it believes in deep psychological and physiological cleansing to eliminate the root cause of diseases or problems.
The extensive therapies by Ayurveda and there are remedies for the young, old, sick, healthy, individual in between.
This medical system is 5,000 old originated and practiced in India. It has many life-changing benefits. some of the primary benefits that one can be attained by Ayurveda are:
1. Weight loss treatments or a healthy body:
Taking healthy food and a slight change in lifestyle with the help of Ayurveda helps to remove excess body fat. We detox the body with Ayurveda by taking an adequate dietary supplement, one can achieve a toned body.
Consult an ayurvedic practitioner or dietician to know the best diet that will suit your nutritional needs and work according to the dosha of the body.
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2. Glowing skin and healthy hair:
One can go with organic and natural ways to attain glowing skin and healthy hair without spending too much money. A balanced healthy diet, with toning physical activities, and Ayurvedic herbal supplements are more than enough to get healthy skin and hair.
Taking fresh food, fruits, more fiber and a good amount of water are basic guidelines in Ayurveda as per your dosha type, medical health, customs, regional produce, and traditions.
Food should possess anti-oxidant properties. One should take natural herbs, teas, green vegetables, protein, and good fats.
The aim of treatment is to detox or cleanse your body of toxins or undigested food, which can accumulate in your body and lead to illness. The cleansing process is known as “Panchakarma”— is designed to reduce your symptoms and restore harmony and balance.
3. Say goodbye to stress:
A regular session of yoga, doing meditation, breathing exercises like Pranayam, massages, and herbal treatments allow the calmness of mind, detoxify the body, and rejuvenate it.
Turmeric is derived from plant Curcuma longa is commonly prescribed by Ayurveda doctor because of its anti-inflammatory, healing, anti-oxidant, antiseptic properties. Turmeric has, calcium, beta-carotene flavonoids, niacin, iron, zinc, potassium, and other micronutrients. It shows effective results in treating peptic ulcers and cancer forms. Several studies have proven that it may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
A clinical trial was done to compare two Ayurvedic preparations of plant extracts against the natural product glucosamine sulfate and the drug celecoxib in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. All four products provided similar pain management and improvements in function.
Ayurvedic treatment is known as frankincense a dried resin obtained from the Boswellia. According to NCCAM, patients suffering from osteoarthritis show significant results in pain management with the use of a frankincense remedy.
- Ayurveda doctors use well-balanced healthy dietary habits, make changes in patient lifestyle changes, stress relief, and various herbal natural products to heal all sorts of conditions and balance all the doshas to bring back a healthy body.
- Ayurvedic medicine is used to treat health conditions and symptoms of diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, IBS (inflammatory bowel disease), hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, stress or depression, skin allergies, fatigue, hypertension or high lipid profile or cholesterol, skin conditions, and many more.
Nowadays many leading Ayurveda companies manufacture natural supplements and best herbal products which are exported all over the world. The product is of the best quality and composed of natural extracts. The natural supplements are dietary supplements that contain natural herbs that possess excellent therapeutic properties. With the growing rise in demand for natural supplements and natural herbs, it’s become difficult for the patient to choose best. this developed world has its own set of diseases which are very common. Costly procedures, frequent visits to the hospital or medical centers are not only financial headache but also seldom add value for better health conditions.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.