Ayurveda is the ‘Knowledge or Science of life’
Ayurveda is a holistic healing science which comprises of two words, Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science. Life according to Ayurveda is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. So it is clear that Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and social health.
Ayurveda aims to improve the overall well being. This form of alternative healing is considered effective in curing a number of diseases, even chronic in nature. Its time-tested methods cure a variety of ailments like hyper-acidity, asthma, constipation, diabetes gastritis, hypertension, female disorders, heart burns, liver ailments and cholesterol problems.
Ayurveda deals with the maintenance of health and relief from disease. A person whose somatic and psychic humors are in equilibrium, digestion is uniformly healthy, with normal functioning of the fundamental tissues of the body and body wastes, accompanied by the processes of the soul, cognitive organs and the mind, is said to be a healthy person. The primary position given to humeral equilibrium indicates its importance in maintaining health. Any disequilibrium is considered to lead to disease. Health is the physiological maintenance of all the functions of the living being, while disease is the disturbance in the physiology.
The contemporary practice of Ayurveda is based on the several hundred volumes of Classical treatises and on the official Formulary and Pharmacopoeia.
During the 500 years of foreign domination of India, Ayurveda was held in ridicule, and it withered. But the invincible spirit of this life science survived and thrived. Today, Ayurveda has caught the attention of the people the world over – both laymen and professionals.
The effectiveness of this health care system is being recognized the world over. With no distressing side effects, Ayurveda has become an internationally acclaimed form of healing, rejuvenation and healthy living.