Ayurveda is composed of two words “Ayus” which means Life and “Veda” means Knowledge or Science. Thus the science of life or knowledge of life or a sensible way of Living Based on Knowledge is Called Ayurveda. It is a world Oldest System of Medicine which originated in India over 5000 years ago that Systemise and Applies the Knowledge about Health and Disease ie,balanced and unbalanced state of living beings and how unbalance state can be corrected and the restored balance maintained.
According to Ayurveda Life Represents a Combination of the Atma(Soul), Manas(Mind), Indriyas(Senses) and Sharira(Body).It revolves around Five Elements (Panchamahabhutas) that constitute an individual's nature or Prakruthi. This nature is determined by the vital Balance of Three Physical Energies such as Vata, Pitta, Kapha and three Mental Energies such as Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
When any of the Dosas Accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body Loses its Balance. Every individual has a distinct balance and our health and well being depend on getting a right balance of the three doshas. Ayurveda suggests Specific Lifestyle and Nutrition Guidelines to help individual to reduce the excess of doshas along with Panchakarma Therapy (Five Purificatory Therapies). Panchakarma Therapy means it’s the Detoxification Programme. It is a Classical Form of Treatment in Ayurveda.
Vata is the most Important Dosha among the three Doshas. If Vata Become Imbalance, it can cause the other Two Doshas also Imbalanced. Vata is the main Dosha which controls the body and other dosha and all the Dhatus(Tissue) and Malas(Waste) in the body.
The functions of Vatha are Governs the Senses, Creative Thinking, Reasoning, Enthusiasm, Quality of Voice, Memory, Movements of Thought, Movement of Food Through Digestive Tract, Elimination of Wastes, Sexual Function, Menstrual Cycle, Blood Flow, Heart Rhythm, Perspiration, Sense of Touch.
The functions of Pitta are Controls Functioning of Eyes, Responsible for Healthy Glow of Skin, Controls Desire, Decisiveness, Spirituality, Responsible for Digestion, Assimilation, Metabolism for Tissues, Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Toxin Free Blood.
The functions of Kapha are Responsible for Moisture of Nose, Mouth, Eyes and Brain, Governs Sense of Taste, Moisture of Stomach and Intestinal Mucosal Lining, Protects Heart, Healthy Lungs, Lubricate the Joints, Keeps Skin Soft.
The word "Dhatu" comes from a Sanskrit word which means that which enters into the Formation of the body. The Dhatus are the basic varieties of tissues which compose the body.
Ayurveda is not simply a healthcare system, but a form of lifestyle adopted to maintain perfect balance and harmony with in the human existence. According to ayurveda, living in harmony with nature and according to natural principles ensures complete physical health and peace of mind.
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