Ayurvedic Medicine

Originated more than 3,000 years ago in India, Ayurvedic medicine has gradually become the holistic treatment option towards healing the whole body. It is now considered as a complementary and alternative medicine approach to promote health and wellness. The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is that health is a combination of balance between your body, mind, and spirit. A person will catch a disease if one of them becomes imbalanced.

Ayurveda and its health Benefits

Ayurveda and Your Life Energy

The whole concept of Ayurvedic medicine is based on the interconnectivity of the whole universe, whether dead or alive. You will enjoy good health if your body, mind, and spirit are in harmony with the universe while you will be sick whenever this balance is disrupted. Birth defects, age, climate changes, traumas, and emotions are some of the things that can disrupt this natural balance and cause illness.

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that every individual is made of five basic universal elements, i.e., space, air, earth, fire, and water. These elements combine in the human body to form 3 life energies that regulate the functioning of your body. These forces are called “Doshas” and can be subdivided into Pitta dosha (fire and water), Vata dosha (space and air), and Kapha dosha (water and earth).  Each dosha controls different body functions and their interconnection leads to a balanced and happy life.

Ayurvedic Medicine has the following benefits

Holistic

Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic approach towards health care as it encompasses the activities and interactions of mind, body, consciousness, behavior, and environmental. It is therefore also called “science of life”.

Timeless

History of Ayurveda dates back to thousands of years. It is based on timeless knowledge and practice that has given rise to expertise and a whole alternative healthcare system.

Complementary

This alternative way of treatment is also complimentary as it fully supports the modern allopathic treatments. In this way, it provides a more comprehensive approach to promote a better quality of life.

Safe

Compared to modern medicine, Ayurveda is a more natural treatment approach and thus has no or minimal side effects.

Preventive

Ayurveda has a distinct feature that it can detect a health problem in its early stages. It is therefore helpful for both treatment and prevention of disease.

Restorative

Ayurveda can help restore and rehabilitate the patients after detecting and treating the cause of chronic illnesses such as PCOS / PCOD. It also helps to slow down the aging process and extend lifespan.

Universal

Its universal efficacy makes it one of the most trusted healthcare systems. It is very easy to learn and one can use it for himself and bring step by step improvement in his life. Irrespective of social and economic circumstances, Ayurveda can be applied anywhere around the globe to benefit all age groups and genders.

Cost Effective

It offers a cost-effective solution to a number of health conditions.

Interestingly, in some fields of medicine, some of the Ayurvedic treatments are superior to the most advanced treatments offered by modern medicine. For instance,  panchakarma purification therapy is an Ayurvedic treatment that purifies the human body from accumulated toxins and free radicals.

–  Dr Subajanane Jeyanthan, Niyanthree Ayurveda Clinic, Colombo, Sri Lanka –