Friday, 10 June 2011

What is Ayurveda ?

Ayurveda is the world's oldest holistic healthcare system and the medicine of choice for million of people around the world.It is a complete medical science rather than a newly developed alternative therapy.
Essentially, Ayurveda is the art of living in harmony with nature.It teaches us how to blend of diet, natural remedies, lifestyle practices, rejuvenation and detoxification process, hands-on therapies such as ,assge, as well as meditation and the principles of 'wise living', according to yogic philosophy, to keep our minds and bodies healthy, treat any illnesses that do occur and - above all - to promote a long and healthy life.

The definition of health

Health- according to Ayuveda - is which our mind is in a happy state, our senses and motor organs are in good working order, out digestion is strong, tissues will nourished and waste matters(faeces, urine and sweat) is being properly formed and excreted.

In other words,Ayurveda teaches us how, why and when we need to adjust our diet and behavior ot counteract the ageing process, changes in out climate and other environmental factors that can cause health problems.

By tailoring our diet to suit the seasons, for example, we feed our bodies with the right balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to protect ourselves from seasonal complaints such as joint problems in autumn/fall, coughs and colds in winter, allergies and skin conditions in summer.

Treating the mind as well as the body

Being a truly holistic system of healthcare, Ayurveda also gives us the tools needed to maintain a healthy, balanced mind via a combination of natural remedies, wise living, methods of mind control involving yoga and meditation, plus unique hands-on therapies such as the soothing treatment of shirodhara, a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for anxiety and depression in which medicated oils is poured continuously over the forehead.

Knowledge of Ayuveda is now spreading throughout the developed world because of its ability to promote a healthier lifestyle, as well as heal or effectively manage many of the lifestyle-related diseases common today, such as diabetes, obesity and stress-related conditions like insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Ayurveda's Vast pharmacopoeia of herbal and mineral remedies gives us the ability to treat many of the diseases common in the world today  naturally, safely and effectively.It also enables us to  manage health issues that occur at different stages of life such as fertility problems, symptoms of the menopause, arthritis and senile dementia.

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