The Sanskrit term Ayurveda means “knowledge of life.” It teaches us that our life is intricately interwoven. With a unique way of healing the body both externally and internally, Ayurveda has become an intrinsic part of our lives. It is helping the world to live a healthy and happy life.
Our body consists of five senses: eye, ears, nose, tongue, and skin, and respond to the five great elements of the universe; ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Ayurveda combines all the forces of nature into three basic types of energy – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Ayurveda keeps these three doshas in perfect balance. According to the Ayurvedic doctors, a person suffers from several kinds of health issues if the body has imbalanced doshas.
These doshas can get disturbed due to reasons like, unhealthy diet, lack of sleep, stress, depression, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, etc.
Leveraging this knowledge and principles, Ayurveda works towards this preventative wellness to the unique composition of every human body. Ayurveda has a treatment for almost all kinds of diseases and health issues. The Ayurvedic doctors have separated the care and cure of diseases into Ayurveda’s eight branches:
● Kaayachikitsa – Internal Medicine
● Baalachikitsa – Pediatrics
● Bhuta Vidya – Psychiatry
● Shalakya Tantra – Ear, Nose and Throat Treatment
● Shalya Tantra – Surgery (not practiced in the United States today)
● Vishagara Vairodh Tantra – Toxicology
● Jarachikitsa/Rasayana – Geriatrics and Rejuvenation
● Vajikarana — Aphrodisiac Therapy, Fertility, and Conception
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, Ayurveda also promotes the world’s most diverse cleansing technique, known as Panchakarma; a practice of removing accumulated toxins formed deep in the tissues, and return the doshas back to their original balanced state.