Ayurvedic philosophy could be just the medicine!

Read on to learn about the Ayurvedic path

Contents on this page
  1. The early burly days of Ayurveda
  2. Ayurveda exports itself far and wide
  3. Fabulous five form the universe
  4. Old embracing the new is a healthy system
  5. Ayureda is given the third degree
Contents in Ayurveda section
  1. High five elements make the universe
  2. The three doshas
  3. An Ayurveda diet is harmony and balance
  4. Six tastes stimulates consciousness and tastes buds
  5. panchakarma therapies can rejuvenate and cleanse
  6. Internal oleation, external oleation
  7. Swedana treatments

The early burly days of Ayurveda


Ayurvedic medicine is amongst the oldest medical systems in the world today. It started in India and it has evolved over many thousands of years.

The earliest Ayurveda literature appeared in the course of the Vedic era in India. Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita were important literature on traditional medicine through this period. The texts describe eight branches of Ayurvedic medicine

  • Surgery
  • Sexual vitality.
  • Treatment of neck and head disease
  • Gynecology, pediatrics and obstetrics.
  • Psychiatry
  • Toxicology
  • Rejuvenation and care of the elderly
  • Internal medicine

Ayurveda practitioners identified a quantity of medicinal preparations along with surgical procedures that cured different ailments and diseases.

The word Ayurveda in Sanskrit comprises of the words ayus and veda. Ayus means life, veda means science.

Ayurveda exports itself far and wide


Ayurveda is practiced in several areas in the world today as a type of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) It remains an important medicine system in South Asia.

Several of the methods, including the use of herbal medicine, Yoga as alternative medicine or exercise and massage are applied alone as a type of CAM treatment within the U.S and the western world.

Fabulous five form the universe


Five great elements form the universe according to Ayurveda.

They are

  • fire
  • earth
  • space
  • water
  • space

It includes the human body.

The seven main constituent elements of the body are
  • Semen
  • blood
  • flesh
  • chyle
  • fat
  • bone
  • marrow

Old embracing the new is a healthy system


Ayurvedic philosophy believes in a well built metabolic healthy system, attaining good digestion as well as good excretion leads to vitality. Ayurveda focuses on

The concept of Panchakarma is believed to eliminate toxic elements from the body.

In India, Ayurveda is practiced alongside conventional technology-based medicine. Ayurveda embraces techniques such as CAT scan and microsurgery. The result is that the old embraces the new...the best of both worlds for the patient.

Ayurveda is given the third degree


Many colleges give degrees in Ayurveda medicine.

The Indian Government helps teaching and research in Ayurveda through various channels at both the state as well as national levels. This helps to institutionalize traditional medicine.

The benefit to this is that people can study it in major cities and towns.

This is something that I would like to see more of in the west and right around the world where it is lacking. It is one way we can empower ourselves as patients.

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