Ayurveda - The "Science of Life"
Ayurveda literally means the "science of life". Ayurvedaand ayurvedic mean the same thing and involve an ancient systemof healing that assesses an individual's constitution and lifestyle.
Treatment recommendations include herbal preparations, diet, yoga, and purification (detoxification).
Ayurvedic Medicine focuses on natural healing based on ancient formulae that have been written down in the ancient Ayurvedic traditions.
The success of Ayurvedic medicine depends on the quality of its ingredients. All medicines are based on vegetables and minerals, with the active ingredients coming from plant alkaloids.
Using the healing ability of plants is an age-old practice embraced by the early physicians in ancient India.
Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it is important for the body to be balanced by monitoring three elements found in thebody.
Disease is called Vyaadhi, and it is treated by focusing on the imbalance of these elements.
These three elements are called Kapha, Pitta, and Vata, and it is believed that disease is caused when one or more of the elements become unbalanced within the body.
- Kapha: Derived from earth and water.
This energy is caused by the lack of stabilizing the balance in the body. These are commonly called viruses by Westerners.
- Pitta: Derived from fire and water.
This energy supports vision, temperature, hunger, thirst, intelligence, and happiness. When out of alignment, negative outcomes include weight fluctuation, dehydration, depression, digestive issues, and apathy.
- Vata: Derived from air and ether.
This energy keeps the overall balance between the earth, sky and world around us in check with ourselves. If this energy balance becomes unbalanced, sickness is invited into the body.
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