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Ayurveda - An Introduction

Gone are the days when Ayurveda was considered healing system of small tribes. With advancement of communication and globalization even today Ayurveda 5000 year old science of India is at its peak due to its trustworthy treatments with nearly zero side effects. Panchakarma being the prime treatment has made a wide spread effect on the doctor community as well as the public for its efficient and quick effects.

‘Ayusha Veda Ayurveda’ this is how Ayurveda is defined in the text that means Ayurveda is the science of Life or Knowledge of Life. That means it describes everything that constitutes in a life right from the fetal development till the death of a person. It gives a total approach to health, healing and longevity. This holistic system of medicine is supposed to be the oldest form of health care system available on planet today. All other healing systems were influenced by knowledge of Ayurveda. Also, there are evidences showing that Ayurveda had a great role in fostering almost all medical systems of the world.

"Swasthasya swastha rakshanam
Aturasya vyadhi parimokshaha"

It literally teaches to preserve the health of person (physical as well as mental) rather than cure diseases. Also maintaining health as stated above not only involves physical health but also mental health. The Ayurvedic therapies can be practiced on anybody regularly as a prophylaxis measure, thus, helping in prevention of diseases. The most amazing part of Ayurveda is that it uses almost all methods of healing like yoga, meditation, purification regime, astrology and incorporates herbs, gems, color, massages, diets and exercises which can be individually used to heal a number of ailments of a suffering person.