AVYURVEDA MEDICINE IS AN ANCIENT SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

IT BEGAN ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO. IT IS A WAY OF DIAGNOSING ILLNESS AND USING A WIDE RANGE OF TREATMENTS & TECHNIQUES.

AYURVEDA PRACTITIONERS DEVELOPED A NUMBER OF MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS AILMENTS

AYURVEDA IS WELL INTEGRATED INTO THE INDIAN NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, WITH STATE HOSPITALS FOR AYURVEDA ESTABLISHED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AYURVEDIC METHODS SUCH AS YOGA, MASSAGE & RELAXATION ARE GENERALLY HELPFUL TO THE PEOPLE WITH CANCER

AYURVEDA STRESSES THE USE OF PLAND BASED MEDICINES AND TREATMENTS. PLANT BASED MEDICINES ARE DERIVED FROM ROOTS, LEAVES, FRUITS, BARKS AND SEEDS SUCH AS CARDAMOM & CINNAMON.

IN INDIA, UPTO 90 PER CENT INDIANS USE SOME FORM OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE i.e. A CATEGORY WHICH INCLUDES AYURVEDA. IT HAS NO SIDE-EFFECTS, THAT IS WHY IT IS THE MOST POPULAR SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN INDIA

Advocate Ayurvedic Lifestyle rather Ayurvedic Medicine

- Dr. Avnish Jolly

Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada), December 5, 2014: Ayurveda is named for the Sanskrit word meaning the “science of life”. Despite the thousands of years that have passed, no adaptations have been necessary, and it is still a major part of India’s healthcare system. Much of the knowledge has been passed on through the generations by word of mouth and predates written records, but two volumes of remedies and prescriptions have survived, called the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita. Ayurveda advocates to create balance on all levels; physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. According to Ayurveda there are three different energies that make up our overall well-being. Vata is the energy of movement, pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and kapha is the energy of lubrication and structure. The natural components of earth, water, air, fire and ether; Ayurveda is based on the principles naturopathic lifestyle with a lot of insistence on discipline and control. Disease and poor health are caused by having an excess or deficient amount of these energies and out-of-sync digestion. According to the World Health Organization, 65% of India's rural population uses Ayurvedic remedies, mostly due to poor access to modern health facilities. According to sources, billion plus people in India Ayurveda and Government of India has vowed to provide affordable healthcare to India, where nearly 25% of the population lives on less than US$1.25 a day and more than 40 million people have been pushed into poverty because of the cost of medical treatment.

Ayurveda believes in the process of detoxification so that the maladies of mind and bodies are cured. A typical balanced meal consists of 10 items to include all six tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, astringent and pungent. This Sattvic (pure) food, it is argued, is needed to heal, and maintain good health and a balanced life.

A patient undergoing Ayurvedic treatment is usually subject to a list of 'dos' and 'don'ts', which in turn is predetermined by the consulting Ayurvedic physician keeping in, mind his constitution, nature of his malady and a thorough assessment of the kind of lifestyle led by him. Bearing in mind his essential 'dosha' or malady the Ayurvedic physician not only recommends a course of medication but also advises certain 'dos' and 'don'ts' from the point of view of his lifestyle management.

In fact, prolonged commitment to the prescribed lifestyle keeping in mind his physical and mental constitution is one of the facets of Ayurvedic treatment. As a holistic therapy aiming at balance amongst the components of energy, the dos and don'ts with regard to Ayurveda includes the following:

Being a naturopathic means of treatment, it turns down the consumption of junk food. It prohibits the consumption of food at frequent intervals, insisting on the gapping of meals.

Hunger between regular meals should be satisfied with natural food rather than by way of fried/oily stuff. It insists on the importance of exercising; but avoid immediately after meals.

Advise against skipping meals and overeating too.

Eating should be balanced of its quantity and nutritional requirement.

Don’t consume the food showing extremes of temperature. Likewise one is also advised against subjecting himself to the extremes of environmental conditions.

Ayurveda advocates diet based on herbs, pulses, sprouts, yellow and green vegetables and avoid consumption of animal protein.

Periodical massaging is also prescribed as part of Ayurvedic life style, it is also important to have the gum and head duly massaged with herbal oils which give way to effective circulation.

Meditation, yoga and relaxation techniques are also some of the vital 'dos' of the holistic therapy of Ayurveda.

According to Ayurveda, staying awake late into the night is strictly prohibited. One is advised to push off to bed by ten in the night. Similarly, it upholds early awakening so by four in the morning so that the system gets attuned to a regulated lifestyle based on the principle of 'early to bed and early to rise'.

According to sources Traditional Medicines in the Global Market is estimated at about US$100 billion today. Due to cat rat race most of Pharmaceutical Industry, Authorities and Individuals’ are interested to took maximum share of the cake. Ayurveda advocates reach to unreached rather earning livelihood. Being a student of Vedic Life style I believe adoration and service are like two wings, with the help of which, one should strive to realise the spirit.

The Rig Veda advocates that, “One should, perform Karma with nonchalance without expecting the benefits because of later one shall definitely get the fruits.”