Ayurvedic Remedies

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing which evolved among the holy sages of ancient India some 5000 years ago.

The aim of ayurveda is to establish and maintain balance of the life energies within each individual.

It recognizes the unique constitutional differences of all individuals and therefore recommends different regimens for different types of people. Although two people may appear to have the same outward symptoms, their energetic constitutions may be very different and therefore call for very different remedies.

Ayurveda is a complete medical system where health manifests by the grace of the Absolute acting through the laws of Nature (Prakriti). Ayurveda assists Nature by promoting harmony between the individual and Nature by living a life of balance according to her laws.

Ayurveda describes three fundamental universal energies which regulate all natural processes on both the macrocosmic and microcosmic levels. That is, the same energies which produce effects in the various galaxies and star systems are operating at the level of the human physiology--in your own physiology. These three universal energies are known as the Tridosha.

Finally, the ancient Ayurvedic physicians realized the need for preserving the alliance of the mind and body and offered mankind tools for remembering and nurturing the subtler aspects of our humanity. Ayurveda seeks to heal the fragmentation and disorder of the mind-body complex and restore wholeness and harmony to all people.

Ayurvedic Medicine was conceptualized and practiced as eight major clinical subspecialties of medicine in addition to numerous adjunctive specialties. The eight major subspecialties continue to be taught today and they include:

Internal Medicine (Kayachikitsa)
General Surgery (Shalya Tantra)
Otorhinolaryngology (Shalakya)
Pediatrics and Obstetric/Gynecology (Kaumarabhrtya)
Psychiatry (Bhutavidya)
Toxicology (Agada Tantra)
Nutrition, Detoxification and Rejuvenation (Rasayana Tantra)
Fertility and Virility (Vajikarana)
For every disease, there is information about: definition, etiology, prodrome, clinical symptoms, pathophysiology, prognosis, principles of treatment, medicines, diet, lifestyle recommendations, and even etymology. This approach is strikingly similar to that of modern medicine and even more comprehensive.

Over the last century, Ayurvedic Medicine has experienced a rebirth and has continued to evolve its holistic approach to health in accordance with modern needs and scientific advances of the day.

Ayurvedic remedies when taken under proper supervision offer effective cure to various ailments without any damaging side effects.

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