In Sanskrit (the oldest language) Ayur = Life VEDA = Science SCIENCE OF LIFE
This ancient system is approximately 6,000 years old. It is a natural medicine and can help restore balance to the excesses of our modern society. Ayurveda is a vast subject, and there are different branches and treatments.
Health, according to Ayurveda is an equilibrium state, where body, mind and environment are in harmony. If any of these three components is out of balance, the body’s natural resistance is reduced and the door is open for the disease.
There are 3 body types in Ayurveda:
Vatta = Air + Ether Pitta = Fire + Water KAPHA = Earth + Water
All human bodies are composed of these three Doshas: Vatta, Pitta, Kapha, but when they are not in harmony or are out of balance, the body starts to complain. Ayurveda is not intended to treat symptoms of an illness, but gets to the root of the problem, so the ayurvedic treatment is good for most chronic diseases.
The human body is primarily composed of seven elements called Dhatus;
1. RASA (Liquid) – The clear fluid that flows between joints and vertebrae (plasma), proteins and enzymes. 2. Rakta (Blood) – red cells, hemoglobin flowing through our veins. 3. MEDH (Fat) – The fat in our body. 4. ASTI (Bones) – Skeleton, structure, stability and strength of the body (there are 206).
5. Mamsa (Muscles) – The muscles are flexible like rubber and serve to action and movement. 6. Majja (Nervous System) – Marrow within the bones, another example is the fluid within the joint (synovial fluid).
7. Shukra (Sexual Energy) – Semen and egg, all elements are concentrated in Shukra Dhatu, as well as the individual qualities.
According to research almost 80% of the diseases are psychosomatic in nature * and self limiting.
(* Psychosomatic – body and mind unstable aggravated by mental stress, leaving the impression that the disturbance is physical.)
Nature creates all kind of natural remedies. Ayurveda deals primarily with natural products such as flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, stems and petals … etc.. In the absence of side effects as well.
* Psychosomatic - body and mind unstable aggravated by mental stress, leaving the impression that the disturbance is physical.)