Today, Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing sciences. Ayurveda is aimed at the inspiration of people and their rapid cure with the help of herbs, spiritual psychology, lifestyle changes and diet.
Scientific research proves the effectiveness of Ayurveda for thousands of years and demonstrates the convenience of application in the modern western world. The Ayurveda system is self-sufficient but can be used as a complement to other types of therapy.
Ayurveda is the oldest comprehensive medical systems in the world which survived until our days. Being one of the oldest medical systems, Ayurveda had a great influence on the development of Arab and European medicine. Even in ancient times, Indian medicinal plants were transported by sea and land trade routes to the countries of the Mediterranean and Central Asia, the basins of the Caspian and Black seas, southern Siberia, and China.
Ayurveda is a science of health and harmony
In Ayurveda, the inner world of a human is closely connected with his mental health, the state of mind and the physical condition. According to Ayurveda’s laws, the disease is the absence of harmony between the soul and the body.
From the Ayurveda’s point of view, man consists of 5 primary elements – air, water, earth, fire, and space. The equilibrium of all these elements is called "Prakriti." The state of Prakriti is a state of perfect health. In Ayurveda, one should live in harmony of all 5 elements, but any of them can be predominant from birth. In Ayurveda, there are three main types (dosha) of a person and his constitution: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The concept of Dosha is deeper than just the anatomical constitution of the human body or his character. It takes into account the speed of metabolic processes, physical and mental mobility, propensities and human temper.
How Ayurveda differs from other health systems
Ayurveda as a health system is not based on a diagnosis and search for a particular deviation, but focus on identifying a disease in the stage of a tendency to a health disorder, i.e. at its very roots.
Vata is the air. Pitta is fire and water. Kapha is water, earth, and space. In every person there is Vata, and Pitta, and Kapha. Just one thing is more clearly expressed. All of them are in balance with each other.
Normally, a person should not have obvious pathological imbalances in this doshas. An ayurvedic physician diagnoses the pathological activation of any dosha and selects therapy not for its "cure", but for harmonization and balancing the state of a person as a whole.
This is the fundamental difference between Ayurvedic medicine and European medicine. In the Western world, a diagnosis is made that is connected to the disruption of the one certain system. And in Ayurveda, the disease will to considered as part of a whole disturbance of harmony in the body's work.
Thus, Ayurveda is the science of an integrated approach to human health, his physical and spiritual well-being, way of life and world-view.
Shri Dhanvantari – The Divine Doctor