Ayurveda

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  1. Hindu Girl

    Hindu Girl New Member

    In India, since ancient period of time, Ayurveda has been deeply rooted as old health care practice for around 5,000 years. The word translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda stand for” the science of life”.

    It is in light of the conviction that health and wellness rely on upon a sensitive harmony between the mind, body, and soul. The essential focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to help maintain good health, instead of battle disease. But treatment may be recommended for particular health issues.

    Health care is an exceedingly individualized practice under Ayurvedic principle, which express that everybody has a particular constitution, which decides his or her physical, physiologic and mental character and illness vulnerability, as per Dr. Bala Manyam, a neurologist and professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

    Core principles of Ayurveda

    The information of Ayurveda was gone on orally through an ancestry of sages in India until it was ordered into content more than five thousand years back. Chararka samhita, Susruta Samhita, and the Astanga Hrudaya are the most aged content on Ayurveda, which detail the influence that five elements exist in the cosmic system -air, earth, water, fire, space- have on our distinctive system, and talk about in great detail the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and sound life. According to Ayurveda, anything that alter your physical, spiritual or emotional comfort can cause you to be out of balance with the cosmos. A few things that can result in an interruption include: Climate and seasonal changes, genetic or birth defects, emotions, age

    The five elements- space, air, fire, water, earth connect in human body to shape three life forces or energies so called doshas. There are three doshas and controls how your body works.

    1. Vata dosha (space and air)
    2. Pitta dosha(fire and water)
    3. Kapha dosha (water and earth)

    Ayurved explains that these dosha controls a different body function and believe any chances of getting ill are connected to the balance of your doshas.

    Ayurvedic Practice and Treatment:

    Ayurvedic specialists regard physical presence, mental presence, and identity as a unit, with every component having the capacity to impact the others. This is the complete path used time of diagnosis and therapy, and it’s the fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. An alternate piece of Ayurvedic treatment says that there are channels (srotas) which transport liquids, and that the channels can be opened up by back rub treatment utilizing oils and Swedana (fomentation). Treatment relies on upon your novel prakriti, your primary dosha, and the harmony between every one of them three. A primary objective of Ayurvedic medicine is to wash your assortment of undigested nourishment called ama, which can stick to within your body and make you sick. This purging procedure is called panchakarma. It is utilized to reduce any symptoms and restore harmony and balance

    Panchakarma includes:
    1. Blood purging (either by expelling blood from the body or with exceptional teas)
    2. Massage
    3. Medical oils given via the nose
    4. Way to make you puke
    5. Use of enemas, diuretics, or laxatives to scrub your digestion systems

    Different treatments might likewise be prescribed to:
    • Reestablish harmony
    • Enhance spiritual healing
    • Help to boost your immunity system
    • Reduce symptoms
     
  2. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Just few things which i would like to say

    What is Ayurveda ?
    Ayurveda an unique and old medical system documented in the Rig Veda had been written over 5,000 years ago in Ancient India. In the Rig Veda, numbers of preparation had been mentioned that it can be used to assist an individual in overcoming various ailments.

    Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words: Ayu which means life (The ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka explained "ayu" is comprised of four essential parts. The combination of mind, body, senses and the soul). and Veda which means the knowledge of. This unfailing system of treatment is based on medicines prepared from herbal plants.

    Functioning of Ayurveda

    Ayurveda sees each person as a unique mixture that accounts for our different nature. We are all made up of unique proportions of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These ratios of the doshas vary in each individual. Just as the animals and plants live in harmony with nature and utilize the Laws of Nature to create health and balance within their beings, we, too, adhere to these very same principles. In nut shell Ayurveda has been in existence since the beginning of time because we have always been governed by nature's laws.

    In Ayurveda we view a person as a unique individual made up of five primary elements. The elements are ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. Just as in nature, we too have these five elements in us. When any of these elements are present in the environment, they will in turn have an influence on us. The foods we eat and the weather are just two examples of the presence of these elements. While we are a composite of these five primary elements, certain elements are seen to have an ability to combine to create various physiological functions.

    Basics of Ayurveda
    Ether and air combine to form what is known in Ayurveda as the Vata dosha. Vata governs the principle of movement and therefore can be seen as the force which directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination.

    Fire and water are the elements that combine to form the Pitta dosha. The Pitta dosha is the process of transformation or metabolism. The transformation of foods into nutrients that our bodies can assimilate is an example of a pitta function. Pitta is also responsible for metabolism in the organ and tissue systems as well as cellular metabolism.
    The water and earth elements which combine to form the Kapha dosha. Kapha is what is responsible for growth, adding structure unit by unit. Another function of the Kapha dosha is to offer protection. Cerebral-spinal fluid protects the brain and spinal column and is a type of Kapha found in the body. The mucousal lining of the stomach is another example of the Kapha dosha protecting the tissues.

    Ayurveda worldwide
    In the recent years this ancient knowledge system of medicine had gained global acceptance especially for alternative ways of rejuvenative, preventive, and curative processes making life a more pleasurable experience.

    The effective healing system known as Panchakarma has its own identity in Ayurveda is highly demanding globally. The therapeutic management involved with Pancha Karma covers many aspects and is designed to achieve increased efficiency of medicines, foods and rasayanas (tonics). Before medicine, food or rejuvenative tonics are taken, it is essential that the body become receptive so that it is capable of absorbing and assimilating what is being taken and that the accumulated wastes and toxins are eliminated.

    An analogy of this would be if one tries to dye cloth that is heavily soiled and dirty the dye will not take very well; however, if the same cloth was properly cleaned then dyed the dye would work beautifully. In addition this therapy greatly enhances one's natural immunity thereby providing additional protection from many diseases and disorders.

    Recommendations of Ayurveda

    • Its recommendations are often different for each person regarding which foods and which lifestyle they should follow in order to be completely healthy. This is due to it's use of a constitutional model.
    • Everything in Ayurveda is validated by observation, inquiry, direct examination and knowledge derived from the ancient texts.
    • It understands that there are energetic forces that influence nature and human beings. These forces are called the Tridoshas.
    • Ayurveda sees a strong connection between the mind and the body.
     
  3. Aum

    Aum New Member

    Ayurveda (आयुर्वेद) is the indigenous system of medicine in India. Ayu means "longevity” and Veda means "Knowledge". It means the scripture which contains the knowledge of Ayu is called Ayurveda.


    A person should have long life or short life, he will be healthy or not, and ideas about diseases, diagnosis and cure can be learned from Ayurveda. To fulfill the aim of life one should live long and healthy life.

    Dharmatho kamokshanam rogan mulamuttamum

    Rogastasaphatarng shreyoso jibitasha so.

    Charak sutra 1:15
    The origin of Ayurveda:

    Ayurveda is the part of Vedas that is The Upa-Vedas. Before the creation of the universe Barambah creates the Barambah sanghita (scriptures) which contains one million verses regarding Ayurveda. Later He divided it into eight different parts and transfers the knowledge through Vishnu, Shiva, Surya (Sun), to king Daksha. From Daksha, Asvini kumar learn this and give it to Devta King Indra.



    The eight divisions of the Ayurveda are:

    1. Śalya-cikitsā: It contains the knowledge of removing foreign partial like iron, wood, sand, stone, etc. from human body. Here surgical procedures are mentioned.



    2. Śālākya tantra: contains the diseases, diagnosis and cure of eye, noes, ear and mouth. Modern medical science uses this as ENT (Ear Nose Throat Care).



    3. Kāya-cikitsā: It contains diseases, diagnosis and cure of fever, gastric, blood dysentery, leprosy, psychological imbalance, etc.



    4. Bhūta vidyā: It contains the astrological cure or the process to stabilize the planetary effect on human body.



    5. Kaumārabhṛtyam: It is the knowledge of pediatric division which contains medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.



    6. Agadatantram: It contains the diagnosis and cure of snake bites, scorpion bites, different types of insect bites, spider bites, etc. (Toxicology)



    7. Rasayana: It contains the knowledge of different herbal elements that enhances memory, increase life span, prevent diseases and improving immunity and rejuvenation etc.



    8. Vajikaranam: It contains the knowledge of aphrodisiacs and improving health of progeny, sex related issues, gynecology, etc.


    The Ayurveda is first mentioned in the Rig-Veda.


    2-33-2 With the most saving medicines which you give, Rudra, may I attain a hundred winters.

    Far from us banish enmity and hatred, and to all quarters maladies and trouble.




    10-9-7 O Waters, teem with medicine to keep my body safe from harm,

    So that I long may see the Sun.



    1-116-25 Asvins! May I, enjoying lengthened life, still seeing, enter old age as 'twere the house I live in.


    Ayurvedic concepts also found in Atharvaveda. It contains -



    ·Steps towards long life (25

    · General treatments (43)

    · Cures for specific diseases (45)

    · Eradication of germs (4)

    · Antidotes to poison (7)

    · Countering evil tendencies and Inimical forces like pain, suffering, sin etc (65)

    · Food and its metaphors (12)

    · Therapies based on wearing gems (12)



    The anatomy, physiology, embryology etc. are discussed very clearly in Vedas. We have already share the embryology part in our wall. The surgery is the most amazing science found in Rig Veda over thousands of years ago. It mentions the concept of Artificial Limbs.

    “Sodao janghamaysing vishapalaoi dhana hite sterba pratyadhattyam” Rig-Veda- 1:116:15

    The foot of (Vispala, the wife of) Khela, was cut off, like the wing of a bird, in an engagement by night; immediately you gave her a metallic leg, that she might walk, the hidden treasure (of the enemy being the object of the conflict). [Khela was a king; Agastya was his purohita. Through his prayers the As'vins gave Vis'ala_ a metallic leg]



    V Varadachari said “surgery was practiced including major operations like amputation, laparotomy and trephining of the skull” – HSL page-205.
     
  4. Ria

    Ria New Member

    It's a nice topic to discussion. You know the meaning of Ayurveda. "Ayur" means Life and "veda" means science. It means we can says its a science of life. Ayurvedic medicine was developed in India. I was found great information from chakrayog.com. This website has a great information about chakras and rudraksha therapy.
     

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