Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems which was developed in India thousands of years ago. The Ayurveda art of healing looks at the individual as a whole: the body, the mind and the spirit. It is believed that individuals who becomes sick has all three aspects of their “wholeness” effected.
Unlike conventional modern medicine which focuses on individual symptoms, Ayurveda looks at the entire individual. To the Ayurveda practitioner (known as the VAIDYA) each person is unique in their own right.
If you are thinking about going to see an Ayurveda practitioner, then you will find that the programme of healing will essentially consist of the following pattern:
- The Vaidya will want to find out the person’s constitution which is known as PRAKRUTI.
- The Vaidya will want to explore and find out what state the DOSHAS are in and what caused the alteration, this is called VIKRUTI.
- The Vaidya will question the individual deeply to find out more about the causes of the illness, for example, the Vaidya will want to talk about your diet, lifestyle, emotional patterns, quality of relationships, genetic predisposition and anything else which would help to put the picture of the individual together.
- Like so many other disciplines of holistic medicine, the Ayurveda practitioner will first look to remove the main cause of the illness.
- As a part of the treatment plan, the Vaidya will also put together and discuss the diet and exercise in accordance with the individual’sprakruti; vikruti; the season; climate; age and other factors.
- Alongside the diet and exercise programme, there will be a detoxification procedure.
- Once the individual has started the programme and progress has been made, then the Ayurveda practitioner will address the process of ensuring that the body can be rejuvenated. Rejuvenation helps the body to have a stronger immune system and helps to strengthen the organs and body tissues.
- Finally the Ayurvedapractitioner will ensure that all the therapies help to balance the body. Often there are many therapies used, for example: herbal remedies; special diets; certain types of exercises; different types of massages etc. The Vaidya will put something unique together which is specific for the individual’s own needs. Ayurvedic medicine is not “one size fits all” approach to wellbeing.
The success of Ayurveda medicine is determined by the individual’s determination to follow the programme.On a final note, the underlying theory of Ayurveda is that everything in the Universe, living or not, is connected. It is the disruption in the unique universal harmony which leads to the lack of health and wellbeing of the individual.
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These have been designed by the Ayurveda Pura Team to manage all the stresses of life today… the modern fast paced life. The organic herbal teas from Ayurveda Pura are also a real treat, they are easy to consume at work, especially the Re-Fresh Pitta Herbal Tea, which is ideal for cooling the body down and balancing the Pitta Dosha.
The tea helps to reduce anxiety and stress leaving you with a calm and clear head, helping you to focus on the day ahead. There are no artificial flavours, only lovely tasting ingredients: saffron; fennel; cinnamon; cardamom; cloves and ginger. A great everyday tea especially at work for those days when the stress has become overwhelming.
Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your lifestyle, diet or supplementing. This information is for guidance only, and it is not for the purposes of a medical diagnosis. If you are experiencing any medical health issues then it is vital that you see your Doctor or Practitioner.
CopyrightFeb2016.G Nandhra. Bsc (Hons) Pscyhology. Diploma Nutritional Therapy.Wellbeingrange