Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
Ayurveda is based on Pancha-mahabhutha theory and Tridosha theory. Ayurveda considers that everything in this universe is made up of five basic elements. These five elements are earth, water, fire, air and ether or space and collectively termed as Pancha-mahabhutha. Ayurveda believes that every living creature in the universe is made up of these five elements, which serve as the building blocks of life and that life does not exist without them. The change and the combination of these elements and its quantity in a given matter determine its properties.
The Tridosha; Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are biological derivatives of the five basic elements present in the Universe.
Ayurveda embraces all aspects of well-being of leaving creatures – physically, mentally and spirtually.
Ayurveda offers treatment for routine ailments as well as chronic diseases. Ayurveda recommends therapeutic medication programs to cure, not just for the symptoms of the disease, but to the root cause of the health problems or imbalances. These recommended treatments primarily help to eliminate the excessively accumulated toxins which are the root cause of various disorders and ailments afflicting the human body and also boost the body‘s immune system to fight such build up. These treatments are generally extended for duration of 7 – 14 – 21 days but can be vary according to the specific requirements of an individual.
The Vata Dosha is a mixture of space and air. It controls movement and is responsible for basic body processes such as breathing, cell division and circulation. Vata body areas are the large intestine, pelvis, bones, skin, ears, and thighs. People with vata as their main Dosha are believed to be quick-thinking, thin, and fast, and are prone to anxiety, dry skin, and constipation.
The Kapha Dosha represents the elements of water and earth. Kapha is believed to be responsible for strength, immunity, and growth. Kapha body areas are the chest, lungs, and spinal fluid. People with Kapha as their main Dosha are thought to be calm, have a solid body frame, and are susceptible to diabetes, obesity, sinus congestion, and gallbladder problems.
The Pitta Dosha combines fire and water. It is thought to control hormones and the digestive system. Pitta body areas are the small intestines, stomach, sweat glands, skin, blood, and eyes. People with pitta as their primary Dosha are thought to have a fiery personality, oily skin, and are prone to heart disease, stomach ulcers, inflammation, heartburn, and arthritis.
Imbalanced Doshas are believed to interrupt the natural flow of prana, or the vital energy. The disrupted energy flow is then thought to impair digestion and allow the build up of body waste, which further impairs energy and digestion.
The ancient science of Ayurveda recommends periodic internal cleansing or body detoxification and purification as the best way to maintain good health and prevent physical disorders. It is necessary to help your body flush out the toxins periodically to maintain and enhance the efficiency of organs in your body.
Ayurveda helps in nourishing the body, revitalizing the nervous system, overcoming fatigue, promoting sound sleep, improving the sense of well being and increasing work efficiency. These programs take care of the problems like spondilitis, lower back pain, stress, insomnia, digestive problems etc.