Introduction: What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a system of medicine with incredible roots in the human history. In Sanskrit, ayur means life and veda means knowledge. The knowledge of ayurveda is vast, covers all aspects of life — mental, physical and spiritual — has been practiced for thousands of years in India and beyond. It is the mother of all sciences.
In India, ayurveda originated as a systematic understanding (veda) of how to bring balance to the human body by studying its anatomy, physiology, food and its medicinal qualities. Ayurveda formulated the principles of medical science and developed the detailed practical knowledge of the human body that is needed in order to practice it properly.
Ayurveda is divided into various branches involving surgery, ophthalmology, pediatrics, gynaecology, dermatology, obstetrics and psychiatry. These branches are further classified into systems called pathya. Pathya refers to the skills of a particular path and the knowledge related to it. The different systems are, therefore, classified as: Pitta (Pitta Pitha), Vata (Vata Pitha), Kapha (Kapha Pitha) and in some texts, Dhatu (Dhatu Pitha).
Ayurvedic medicine originated in ancient India. It evolved from the Vedic times (3000 B.C). Ayurvedic texts such as Charak Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya are credited to the ancient Hindu physicians called rishis. These texts are written in the Sanskrit language.
Where did Ayurvedic Medicine Come From and How Does it Work?
Ayurveda is not a religion or a cult, it is an objective science that analyzes the three fundamental forces of life — doshas — and combines these three forces in order to optimize health through diet, healthy habits and lifestyle. Ayurveda is the science of life not just medicine. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life. Life is made up of three forces; senses (sight, sound, smell and taste), mind (cognition) and body (proper functioning of organs). Each force has a power to impact all other forces such as nutrition, sleep pattern and mood, and plays an important role in our well being. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life. Life is made up of three forces; senses (sight, sound, smell and taste), mind (cognition) and body (proper functioning of organs). Each force has a power to impact all other forces such as nutrition, sleep pattern and mood, and plays an important role in our well being. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is the science of life..Ayurvedic methodology aims to improve quality and individualize treatment for each person according to his/her own body constitution and personality traits, in order to achieve the desired balance of forces and a healthy, holistic lifestyle. Thus, increasing one’s resistance to disease and optimizing overall health.
The Benefits of Ayurvedic Healing in a Modern World
Ayurveda is a science that gives us control over our life and health. It allows us to live in full control of our mind and body. Other powers of Ayurveda are the freedom from diseases, no need for surgeries or harmful drugs, relief from depression and anxiety, freedom from financial worries, ability to enjoy life to the fullest.
Science of Self Healing
Having a balanced mind is the key to a healthy body. Ayurveda allows us to nourish our mind and body with the help of proper nutrition, exercise, herbs and meditation. The self healing power of Ayurveda is its unique ability to give us the strength and knowledge that we can naturally cure almost every health disorder. For example, our brain requires vitamin B2 otherwise we will have memory loss and poor concentration. But eating B2 can never cure memory loss and poor concentration. Ayurveda makes the mind believe that it is cured, even if there was no B2 in the diet at all.
Ayurvedic healing also helps us to overcome any physical disease; even when modern medicine fails.
How are Patients Treated at an Ayurtana in India?
An Ayurvedic doctor always takes time to listen to the patient. He wants to understand the problem in detail and then he decides on a plan that works best for that patient. The treatment is always individualized and it is closely monitored, with frequent check ups and reviews. Unlike the European medicine, ayurvedic healing is not invasive, requires no surgery and it is gentle yet effective. The emphasis is on healing the person and not just treating the disease.
Treatment at ayurvedic centers in India, aims to cure a person of his ailments and treat them holistically, with a combination of procedures that include- special herbal medicines, diet control and cleansing therapies. The good ayurvedic doctor treats the body as a whole, considering all dimensions; the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions. He or she ensures that the patient is neither over-fed nor undernourished, that due to deficient digestion he is not feeling unwell, that his mental and spiritual faculties are being nurtured and not undermined.
How Do You Choose a Certified Practitioner of Ayurtam ?
At AyurTana, we believe that each and every human being is equipped with the ability to know hisher own body. That is why our doctors are trained to treat people without the use of technology (x-ray, ultrasound and MRI), without the use of injections, surgeries or heavy medications. It has been shown that people who undergo ayurvedic treatments are better able to heal themselves than those who receive western treatment. Therefore, when choosing your ayurvedic practitioner, personal communication and trust are essential. Talking with the doctor and asking questions is a good start towards finding the right practitioner for you.
Certified Ayurtam Practitioners Are Registered
The first thing to look for when deciding whether or not an Ayurvedic practitioner is right for you, is whether they are certified by the national board of Ayurtam Practitioners (NABAP), which is the largest association of AyurTana doctors. Doctors registered with NABAP have undergone years of training in ayurveda and experienced hands-on practice under several seasoned ayurvedic teachers. They have also proven their ability to heal patients and are held accountable by NABAP to maintain their standards.
Ask About Their Training
The next step is to find out what the doctor’s school of ayurveda has taught. All of the accredited schools, such as AyurTana, are required to teach and follow the principles set down in the ancient Vedic Texts. The teacher’s name is an important part of the training because it indicates the effectiveness of the teacher and their ability to teach. Consult with teachers who are well-known and respected for their knowledge, who have graduated from one of the best ayurvedic schools and whose school is accredited by NABAP.
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