What Is Ayurveda? What are the different treatment approaches followed by ayurvedic practitioner?
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda originated from Sanskrit words i.e Ayur means ‘Life’ and Veda means ‘Science or knowledge’. It is one of the oldest ways to heal any type of disease experienced by a person. You will be surprised to know that it was developed 3,000 years ago in India. People who practice Ayurveda believes that a human body is made up of five elements that are mentioned below:
There is one more belief that the human body is interlinked. If mind, spirit, and harmony with the universe and when it is disturbed, you get sick. Now you must be thinking what are the things that can disturb the balance are age, climate change, injury, genes, emotions, and so on. The main aim of Ayurveda is to encourage good health.
You will be surprised to know that your body is controlled by some doshas such as Vata dosha, pitta dosha, and Kapha dosha.
Vata Dosha- Space & Air
Ayurveda practitioners believe that Vata dosha is powerful as compared to all three doshas. It manages body functions that are mentioned below:
- It controls a person’s mind.
- Flow of blood
- Heart function
Some things that can interrupt are grief, fear, staying too late, and much more. A person can develop problems like asthma, skin problems, anxiety, heart diseases, rheumatoid arthritis.
Pitta Dosha- Fire & Water
This energy is having the power to manage your metabolism, digestion, and some hormones connected to appetite. Some things can interrupt such as consumption of sour or spicy food & spending time in the sun. In this, you are more likely to develop diseases like heart, high blood pressure, Crohn’s, and infections.
Kapha Dosha- Water & Earth
This manages your weight, body strength, muscle growth, and immune system. You can interrupt it by intake of excessive sweets and drinking things that involve too much salt or water. In this, there are chances of you developing cancer, breathing disorder, nausea, diabetes, obesity.
What are the Ayurvedic treatments?
The ayurvedic practitioner will make a plan depending upon you and try to balance all the three elements. The main goal of the treatment is to cleanse your body containing undigested food. Panchakarma is the cleansing process that helps you to decrease your symptoms. Along with panchkarma the Ayurvedic practitioner can include the following treatment that are mentioned below:
- Medical oils
- Purification of blood