Ayurvedic treatment eliminates the root cause of disease. It is an ancient holistic, alternative medicine. What is Ayurveda? Ayurvedic medicine, with ayurvedic diet and procedures for different ayurvedic body types, is used to balance Ayurveda doshas (see below).
What is the meaning of the word Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word from the root words, Ayus - meaning life and Veda - meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is the Knowledge of Life.
Ayurveda says that the origin of all disease is the colon or digestive tract.
After an Ayurvedic online consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, important Ayurvedic medicine from medicinal herbs, with Ayurvedic diet and procedures are prescribed to balance the doshas (see chart below).
An Ayurvedic cleansing diet or Ayurvedic detox diet, in line with Ayurvedic nutrition is usually recommended to cleanse the body of ama (body toxins), amavisha (toxic poisons) and garavisha (environmental toxins through air, water and food).
An Ayurveda detox or Ayurveda cleanse through enemas, and herbal preparations eliminate toxins.
There are also simple procedures that is gaining popularity called oil-pulling - another way to remove toxins or Ayurveda ama.
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Ayurvedic stress relief procedures such as massage, breathing exercises called pranayama, yoga exercises, meditation and other rejuvenation therapies have gained popularity.
These are different procedures of an Ayurvedic treatment at an Ayurveda Center.
Ayurveda is a holistic health system that is older than 5000 years. It is believed that it was gifted by the Creator Himself for the benefit of mankind.
If you are healthy, Ayurveda can be a lifestyle which tells you what foods to eat, what Ayurvedic herbs to take and what Ayurveda treatments to use, to maintain inner balance for your overall health.
If you have a health condition, then Ayurvedic treatment for your particular energy form (dosha) is prescribed.
The basic principle of an Ayurvedic treatment differs from Western medicine.
Where Western medicine treats the symptoms, Ayurveda treats the source of the disease, and therefore cures the disease. It also maintains balance of the elements in the body, and thus prevents illness.
It creates harmony in body, mind and spirit through the Ayurveda detox or Ayurveda cleanse, and Ayurveda stress busters, such as yoga, pranayama, massage and other specialized procedures.
Ayurveda diagnosis is based on the principle that there are three basic forms of energies or doshas. The three together are called Tridosha.
The three consist of Vata, Pita and Kapha doshas, each of which is controlled by a certain element such as air, fire and water respectively.
Each person is different based on the predominance of an element.
Let us now look at each dosha, its element, what part of the body system it controls and what happens when it is out of balance and when it is in balance.
|Dosha/Energy Form||Manifests Through the Element||Controls||Out of Balance||When Balanced|
|Vata||Air||blood circulation, heart beat, breathing, blinking||Creates fear and anxiety||Creativity and vitality|
|Pita||Fire||Metabolism, digestion, absorption, body temperature||Anger which gives rise to ulcers||Intelligence and feeling of contentment|
|Kapha||Water||Bodily growth, brings water to different parts of the body, preserves the immune system, moisturizes skin||Insecurity and jealousy||Love and compassion|
How do the doshas become imbalanced in the first place? The doshas become imbalanced as a result of:
The aim of Ayurveda is to create harmony between the three forces/energies or Tridoshas, and therefore cure or prevent diseases.An ayurvedic doctor or an ayurvedic consultant will recommend a treatment based on the diagnosis of your energy or dosha.
There are many procedures within the Ayurvedic treatment, such as:
The five Panchakarma steps are:
Step 1 Induced vomiting or Vamana, to release Kapha toxins
Step 2 Induced purging or Virechana to release Pitta toxins
Step 3 Enema or Colon Hydrotherapy - Basti to cleanse off Kapha, Pitta and Vata toxins
Step 4 Nasal administration or Nasya to release Kapha toxins from the head and neck
Step 5 Blood letting or Raktamokshana - to cleanse the blood. However it is a rare procedure nowadays
Panchakarma aims to detox and cleanse the whole body of toxins, and purify it
Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs are prescribed to balance the three doshas within the body, in order to create a balanced body, mind and spirit.
You can go to an Ayurveda clinic to get a reading of your dosha. There are many good clinics in India. Different types of Ayurvedic treatment is recommended by the Ayurvedic doctor or consultant for different doshas.
Once they diagnose your problem they are able to treat you with the Ayurvedic treatment procedures or with medicinal herbs or both.
If you go to an Ayurvedic center, they may recommend that you stay and receive the Ayurvedic treatment for your particular disorder or disease.
If you cannot find a clinic near your place, you can get an Ayurvedic consultation online.
With an Ayurvedic online consultation, the Ayurvedic doctor or consultant on completing an Aurvedic diagnosis, may recommend you buy and use certain Ayurvedic medicianal herbs.
The Ayurvedic consultant may also recommend an Ayurvedic detox or an Ayurvedic cleanse program before they follow up with any other herbal Ayurvedic products.
Ayurveda emphasises the detoxification and the cleansing of the whole body as part of the Ayurvedic treatment, to not only cure diseases, but also to maintain health.
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What are toxins? Body toxins, arise from Ayurveda ama, an internal substance produced by the body as a result of poor digestion. If it is allowed to build-up, it creates a poison, Amavisha.
Toxic symptoms or signs of toxicity, show the severity of the presence of toxins in the body. Do you have any toxin symptoms? They are the best indicators to show you how healthy you are.
How many types of toxins in body are there? Ayurveda ama, a pre-dominant toxin can create an even more toxic poison. Are there any environmental toxin that affects the body?
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