The word Ayurveda has been coined by the conjunction of two Sanskrit words, "Ayur" meaning life and "Veda" meaning knowledge. The word Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. In Ayurveda, the process of ayur (life) is considered as a combined state of body (sharira), senses (indriya), psyche (mana) and soul (atma). Among these, the visible body is made of panchamahabhoota and is called "sthoola sharira" whereas the sense, psyche and soul are invisible and thus are called "sukshma sharira" . Ayurveda not only consists of natural scientific methodology of medication but also provides the way of life.
During course of time Ayurveda, the way of life and its knowledge became the science of life, which has its root in ancient Vedic literature and encompasses our entire life, the body, mind and spirit.
Ayurvedic medicine is a system of healing that originated in ancient India. " Ayurvedic medicine utilizes diet, detoxification and purification techniques, herbal remedies yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, and massage therapy as holistic healing methods.
India's traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. Ayurvedic theory states that all disease begins with an imbalance or stress in the individual's consciousness. Lifestyle interventions are a major Ayurvedic preventive and therapeutic approach.
Aim of Ayurveda
- The main aim is to maintain positive health of a healthy individual & to help a patient with various treatments to overcome the disease.
- Ayurveda tells you the means to be healthy, stay healthy &live a longer, happier and successful life.
- It deals with each & every aspect of our life. It offers complete life style guidance based on the individual personal needs.
- Ayurveda teaches you to be one with Nature & to maintain positive health.
Ayurveda is basically: HEALTH PROMOTIVE, PREVENTIVE and CURATIVE.