What is Ayurveda
Ayurveda – the treatment method that originated in India about 5000 years is now regaining its past glory through global acclamation.
The word Ayurveda is a combination of two Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science) and the word roughly translates into the Science of life or more presicely its Ayurveda principles are based on living in strict harmony with nature. According to Ayurvedic principles, diseases are caused when someone loses the balance between nature, mind, body and soul.
The Origin of Ayurved
Widely regarded as the oldest form of healthcare in the world, Ayurved is an intricate medical system that originated in India thousands of years ago. The fundamentals of Ayurved can be found in Hindu scriptures called the Vedas — the ancient Indian books of wisdom. The Rig Veda, which was written over 6,000 years ago, contains a series of prescriptions that can help humans overcome various ailments
Ayurveda is also known as Ashtanga Veda (science with eight branches) because Ayurveda is classified into eight different branches of treatment—>>
- Kaya Chikitsa (general medicine)
- Kaumara Bhritya (pediatrics)
- Graha Chikitsa (psychology)
- Shalakya Chikitsa (Treatment for diseases of eye, nose, throat, eye and head)
- Shalya Tantra (technique of Surgery)
- Agada Tantra (Toxicology)
- Rasayana Chikitsa (Rejuvenation treatment)
- Vajeekarana Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac Treatment).
Medication is the application of medicines, dietary regime includes the control of food habits for proper health, panchakarma is five different karmas or systems of Ayurvedic therapy and lifestyle control. They all work as both cure and prevention methods.