What is Ayurveda System of Medicine?

You might’ve heard of Ayurveda, and you might wonder what it is. Some people might turn a blind eye to it, since it is “alternative” medicine, but it’s actually one of the oldest healing systems out there, and it is a big part of our society in this day and age still. What is it though? Well, you’re about to find out.

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General information

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine, is one of the oldest medical means out there, and it’s actually a whole-body form of healing. It dates back to about 3000 years ago in India, with the belief that your health and wellness are actually dependent upon the balance of the body. In this medicine, the goal of this is to balance out the spirit, the mind, and the body, in order to promote good health, and to live an upstanding life. The goal of this is not to fight disease. It’s not to be a form of curative medicine, but treating this now, and preventing your bodily health from getting worse will shield you from various health problems.


How it helps

Essentially, Ayurveda is made up of the five essential elements, which is how everyone is made. Essentially, it establishes the dosha, which is the makeup of the human. The goal of Ayurveda is to ensure that the elements are balanced out within someone, for if it’s balanced, it will then allow you to function at a fitting psychological level.

When you’re sick, this means that there is an aggravation in the body, and that means that the system is out of balance. Ayurveda looks to change the diet, lifestyle, emotional level, and even stress levels of the person receiving the practice, and based on these imbalances, the therapies suggested are then put in, in order to help the person.

There are even elimination therapies that are used, especially if there is a large amount of gas, hormones, mucus, and even buildup in the body, which in turn will expel this out of the system in order to achieve a means to re balance the body.

There are qualitative changes that are done as well. If you for example sprain your ankle, you can use pacification through diet in order to change this. herbs are often employed as well, since these can target the inflammation and subdue this. Really, what you’re going for here, is you want to balance out the body and make it as stable as possible.

Now, Ayurveda is used as a means to help balance out the body, before it gets worse. Often, the dietary changes and treatments can be implemented into a daily lifestyle as well, which allows for a full balance of the body.

In today’s techno savvy life there are still some ailments that have no direct solution in the modern medical science. Things like vitiligo, jaundice, hyperacidity, diabetes, weight loss, penis enlargement etc have no concrete solution even today. However ayurvedic medicine has been curing these diseases since thousands of years with the help of only herbal resources.

Now that you know about Ayurveda, you can consider using this in your life. If you’re interested, seeing a practitioner of this can certainly help you get started on the right track. It’s important that you do so, especially if you’re just beginning, since it is a complicated form of healing.


Origin of Ayurveda


You may have heard of ayurvedic medicine, but where did it come from? Well, let’s dive into the origin of this type of helpful medicine, and what it’s done for you.

It comes from the old Vedic texts which are a focal part of Hinduism. Most of the contents that are related to this are actually from the Atharva Veda. The Vedas are the oldest texts out there in Indo-European language.

The classic text that does parallel in terms of time frame called the Charaka Samhita was written in the location of the Indus Valley at about 1000 BCD. It is the overall treatise on the medicine in general, and it’s what helped to evolve Ayurveda within the subcontinent as well.

The spread of Buddhism in the 6th century actually brought Ayurveda to Tibet, china, Sri Lanka, and even Mongolia and Korea.

The German ayurvedic texts are at least 1000 BCE, and they are a major contributor to medicine, especially when it comes to plastic surgery, the treatment of ear and eye conditions, psychiatry, gynecology, virility and sexology, and even pediatrics.

So, while it is Hindu in origin, it’s spread to other focal parts of the world as a result.

The word Itself

The word comes from Sanskrit, which means to know life. It’s the science of life, and it’s been practiced in India and other countries for hundreds of years to help make your life better.