AYURVEDA ‘The Science of Life’
Ayurveda is essentially the art of living in harmony with the laws of nature; in the other words, science of life. When the health is perfect, therein lies the balance among the body three fundamental constitutions. Known as doshas-vata, pitta and kapha. Human each hold one predominant energy with the other two appearing in varying degrees. Ayurveda means ‘the science of life and longetivity’ and its practice covers healing through proper diet, exercise and spirituality to soothe and connect all aspects of the mind, body and spirit. In terms of treatments, there are various methods in Ayurveda such as diets, massage and water therapies, oil therapies for application and ingestion, aromatherapy and herbal medications.
The Experience Holistic in approach, ayurvedic treatments are based on determining a person’s prakruti (constitution) and vikruti (physiological make-up and energies) for correct diagnosis. The aim is to investigate the cause of the illness, which includes reviewing diet, lifestyle, emotional patterns, quality of relationships, genetic predispositions and more. The ayurvedic specialist will recommend the necessary treatments that include change in diet and lifestyle to suit individual prakruti. This often includes meditation and yoga with specific positions to ease the ailment, as well as consuming herbal concoctions.
Safety&Precautions As Ayurveda covers multi-diciplinary treatment methods, you’ll need to check with your healthcare provider to see if it’s suitable and not contraindicative to your medical treatments. Seek ayurvedic treatment only at licensed establishment with qualified doctors.
Where To Find
Ayurveda has permated various cultures and the practice is easily found anywhere in the world. The difference is merely in the depth of treatments available and the qualifications of the practitioners.