the traditional Health maintaining form of Indian medicine, was
developed by ancient sages, more than 5000 years back. Living beings
are originated and surviving with the help of soul mind and body.
(Vatha, Pitha, Kapha) 7 dhathus, 5 malas are some properties, which,
exist in our body, in a balanced state, which regulate the body
and mind with a healthy state whenever the balance get into an altered
state, it is considered to be disease.
Body is constituted by "Panchabhoothas
Water, Fire and Space). Ayurveda is treating with the help of these
Panchabhoothas. Revitalising the healthy condition and making on
vigorous and immune to disease, one of the cardinal principles of
Ayurveda. Movement and activity; Pitha, the entire bio-chemical
process operating in a body and Kapha is the entire physical volume
in living organisms. A disturbance in any of the three doshas
results in a particular disease and the treatment administered accordingly.
Treatments vary in duration and intensity. Treatment is either with
medicines or with oil baths and massages. Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma
processes of Vamana
(bloodletting) and Nasya
(Nasal medication) for rejuvenating the body and the mind.
- Elimination of accumulated dosha, dhathus, mala from the body.
Which include "Panchakarma" (Vamanaemisis, Rechanam- Purging,
Nasyam-errhines, Anuvasa- application of enema that is oily, Niruham
application of Enema, which is not oily, Rakthamoksham leaching
Samana - Curative treatments after the elimination process, which
are pachanam (Digestive therapies) Deepanam (Appetizer) Trishna
Nigraham (Sweet rush) Kshuth Nigraham (Appetite controlling) Vyayamam
(Exercise) Athapam (Sun exposure) marutham (air exposure).
In the Ayurvedic system, treatment could be given even before the
diagnosis. This is just because Ayurveda is not treating the disease
but the whole person, considering the mind and the body.