Ayurveda as a holistic system of Indian medicine is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of ayurvedic science is to maintain health in a healthy person and heal disease in unhealthy person – a holistic healing that was passed on to the Indian sages or rishis from the Gods themselves. Ayurveda can be practiced alone or as a complement to allopathic treatment and attaches great importance to lifestyle (diet, breathing exercises – pranayama), yoga, meditation, use of herbs and cleansing of the body or. rejuvenation programs for healing the body, mind and spirit..).
Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. A person is treated as a whole body, mind and spirit, and highlights that a person is healthy when is in harmony with oneself and the environment that surrounds him. In countries that have regulated operating status of ayurvedic medicine works in conjunction with modern medicine, especially in areas where modern medicine does not meet expectations about the effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
Our body constitution (prakruti), is our psychobiological and genetic composed of micro and macro universe of five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. The elements are combined in the three doshas (body fluids): Vata-Pitta-Kaha. Space and air form dosha Vata (movements and thoughts); fire and water form dosha Pitta (digestion and metabolism); water and earth form a dosha Kapha (body structure and oiliness). Fear, repressed emotions, lack of rest, confusing thoughts and the non-quality of food constantly affect the balance of the three doshas.
Kapha dosha is responsible for: common cold, congestion (overfilling of vessels with blood), allergies, as well as attachment, greed and possessiveness. Pitta dosha in humans, which is critical, angry or. perfectionist may develop symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, dysentery (dysentery), hives, rashes or acne. Vata dosha is responsible for: constipation, abdominal distension, sciatica, arthritis or insomnia, along with psychological symptoms such as it is fear, anxiety and uncertainty.
Ayurveda offers a route through which man can achieve good phase of life and body and soul bestows joy and clarity (sattva). While the school medicine can already be treated at the level of cells, traditional medicine is trying to jump to your aid at the origin of physical wellbeing and diseases in the human soul, or consciousness or in the personality, which is often the cause of the disease (a condition only). Ayurveda is preventive medicine that keeps us through three natural health guidelines: food, therapy, medication. In Ayurveda it is considered a healthy person the one who has a balance of the three doshas, which are responsible for the function or dysfunction of various organs of the body:
- Agni – enzymes responsible for digestion and metabolism;
- Dhatu – tissue elements that make up the structure of the body;
- Mala – waste products that are excreted from the Ama (toxins) due to undigested food.