This 3000-year-old medical system, with its roots in India, is one of the most renowned for its use of herbal products and special diets to heal the body. Also known as Ayurveda, this unique system of medicinal treatment revolves around the concept of universal relationships among all the living things and its influence on a person’s health. In the principle of ayurvedic medicine a healthy individual is one who achieves harmony with universe with one’s own mind, body and spirit. This harmony when disrupted causes ill health.
Ayurvedic practitioners derive their treatments by studying this concept of universal inter-relationships among the living things, the life forces, the patient’s health and the universe. Ayurvedic physicians look at the holistic view of an individual such as physical existence, mental existence and personality. They consider this holistic view of an individual in diagnosis, treatments and in prescribing ayurvedic medicines where they consider each element being able to influence the other element, individually or in togetherness.
Physicians who practice Ayurveda often prescribe treatments that include the use of herbs or other natural ingredients formulated as ayurvedic medicines coupled with recommendations to change a patient’s lifestyle.
The safety of using ayurvedic medicine is an issue that is under debate among conventional medicine practitioners. However, it is important to remember that some herbs, minerals or metals used in the treatments may cause harmful side effects if used without the guidance of trained practitioners.
Roots of Ayurveda
The Sanskrit term “Ayurveda” is a combination of the Ayur, meaning life, and Veda, which means science or knowledge. Thus Ayurveda equates to life-knowledge. As Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest healing systems practiced in the world, its roots are also based in ancient books like the Great trilogy. These books were written in Sanskrit about 3000 years ago and are considered by many as the original source of Ayurvedic knowledge.
Ayurvedic practitioner and the therapists we have at Ayurwoman Ayurveda Clinic are well experienced in theory and practice of Ayurveda and ayurvedic medicine. Please do contact us to know more about Ayurveda or to book a ayurvedic lifestyle consultation.