AYURVEDA

Ayurveda


Ayurveda

In Sanskrit (the oldest language) Ayur = “Life” Veda = “Science”

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

This ancient system is approximately 6,000 years old. It is a natural medicine which can help to restore balance which may be lost due to the excesses of our modern society. Ayurveda is a vast subject and there is a range of 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 disease.

There are three body types in Ayurveda which are called Doshas:

Vatta = Air + Ether

Pitta = Fire + Water

Kapha= Earth + Water

All human bodies are composed of a mix of these three Doshas but when they are not in harmony or are out of balance, the body starts to object . Ayurveda is not intended to treat the symptoms of an illness, but rather to get to the root of the problem. This is why Ayurvedic treatment can be helpful  for most chronic diseases.

The human body is composed of seven elements called Dhatus;

  1. Rasa (Liquid) – The plasma, lymph, and interstitial fluids as well as other watery secretions.
  2. Rakta (Blood) – red blood cells (and hemoglobin) flowing through our veins.
  3. Medh (Fat) – The fatty tissues of  our body.
  4. Asti (Bones) – The skeleton, which provides structure, stability and strength 5. Mamsa (Muscles) – The muscles are flexible like rubber and serve to initiate action and movement.

  5. Majja (Nervous System) – The bone marrow and the entire nervous system
  6. Shukra (Sexual Energy) – The semen and the egg, which also contain the essence of all the other Dhatus. According to research almost 80% of diseases are psychosomatic* in nature  and self-limiting.

(* Psychosomatic – y Mental stress which aggravates the body, leaving the impression that the disturbance is physical.)

Nature provides all kinds of remedies. Ayurveda primarily utilizes natural products such as flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, stems and petals for healing. Fortunately, side effects from these agents are typically minimal.  

* Psychosomatic - body and mind unstable aggravated by mental stress, leaving the impression that the disturbance is physical.)