Ayurveda means Science or Knowledge of life. Ayurvedic Medicine is 5000 years old and very powerful. Almost every system of medicine has deep roots in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic Medicine primarily adjusts diet, lifestyle, ecological factors and social adjustment for long-term physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Ayurvedic Medicine treats root causes instead of only signs and symptoms by using herbs, plants, minerals, metals, heat and hydro-therapy, massage, exercise, Yoga and Meditation. And most importantly, it has no side or systemic effects and achieves long-term results.
More than 1.7 million billion people worldwide have chosen Ayurvedic Medicine as their primary health care system.
Ayurvedic Medicine guides the patients throughout the healing process. It contains 5000 different species of medicinal plants and these plants are utilized in all medical systems including Western Medicine.
In Ayurvedic Medicine all toxins are removed at the time of preparation. The purity of the medicines is one of the reasons that long term cure is achieved.
Ayurvedic Medicine is never produced en masse. These medicines have been in use for thousands of years and have proved effective.
The Ayurvedic Medical System has a long history of expertise in the following medical branches:
- Kaya Chikitsa: Medicine
- Salakya Tantra: Ear, Nose and Throat
- Salya Tantra: Surgery
- Agandha Tantra (Vish Tantra): Toxicology
- Buhta Vidya: Psychiatry
- Kumara Bhrtya and Striroga Vigyan: Pediatrics and Gynecology
- Rasayana: Science of Rejuvenation
- Vajikarana: Aphrodisiacs
Ayurvedic Physicians were the first to develop many surgical techniques. In fact, plastic surgery is one of the gifts from Ayurvedic Medicine to modern medicine. The concept of sanatorium and hospital also originated in Ayurvedic Medicine almost 2500 years ago.
Ayurvedic Medicine, recognized as the Mother of all Healing, has greatly influenced Greek, Chinese, Tibetan, Arabian and Hebrew, as well as Modern Medicine. Homeopathic Medicine, for example, has deep roots in Ayurveda, as does Veterinary Medicine.
Advantages of Ayurvedic Medicine
- Provides accurate diagnosis and treats the individual as a whole (mind, body, emotion and spirit)
- Treats root causes, not only signs and symptoms
- Creates a strong immune system
- Prevents further occurrence of disease
- Corrects physical, chemical, mental, spiritual imbalances by adjusting the energy forces of the body (Vata (Air), Pitta (Bile) and Kapha (Water))
- Uses only natural resources and means of treatment
- Does not cause negative side effects during or after treatment
- Controls the aging processes and increases life span
- Applies yoga and meditation therapies for total correction of the body
- Emphasizes that prevention and diet are the primary methods of treatment
Ayurvedic Medicine has successfully treated many ailments such as:
- Blood Pressure (high/Low)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Food Disorders (Diet and Nutrition)
- Heart Problems
- Mental Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuro-muscular disorders
- Overweight (Obesity)
- Paralysis (Facial, Hemiplegia and Paraplegia)
- Post Menstrual Syndrome
- Skin Disorders (Eczema, Psoriasis and Pigmentation Disorders - White Skin)
- Sleep Disorders
- Ulcers (Stomach/Duodenal)
Charaka, the greatest physicians of all times:
A Medicine that cures one disease but gives rise to many is not a perfect Medicine"
"A perfect Medicine is that which treats one disease but does not produce another"
— Ayurvedic Medicine