Ayurveda- A Complete Healing Process


It is a perennial wish of every human being to live a happier and healthier life. Every human being has the capacity to develop himself physically, psychologically, spiritually and emotionally to lead a healthier and happier life.

Ayurveda, the science of life, originated 5000 years ago in India, and is a comprehensive natural healing system. This holistic healing system is based on the principal of treating the complete human body, mind and spirit, while other systems of medicine simply treat the bodily disease, focusing on immediate symptoms to cure them. To make it clearer, to cure any particular disease, ayurveda takes into account a person in its entirety, while other methods try to cure the problem in isolation.

Ayurveda believes that our body is composed of five different elements. Any imbalance in this synthesis leads to a physical ailment. Ayurveda balances these components and brings harmony and wellness to the body. Hippocrates- the father of medicine also said “The natural forces within us are true healers of a disease”.  In essence, ayurveda heals an individual completely by determining optimal diet, sleep, lifestyle, right state of mind, seasonal routine and above all internal cleansing to digest food.

This Indian system of medicine has now got recognition all over the world and is practiced widely. Ayurvedic practitioners have incorporated a number of medicinal preparations using combination of herbs and also some surgical procedures to cure various diseases completely. Ayurveda can cure many ailments which are not completely curable in other system of medicine. Many ayurvedic medicines especially, herbs and massages can be applied along with alternative system of medicine without any side effects.

This science of healing is based on five elements (Panchbhuta), earth, air, water, fire and space which constitute our body as well as universe. Ayurveda takes into account body, mind and sprit to diagnose any disease and divides constitution of human being into three categories- Vata (air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (water and earth). The mental mobility is ruled by Vata. Pitta is responsible for all kind of digestion, physical or mental and kapha is responsible for structure, weight and stability of our body.

Ayurveda believes that to remain healthy all these components doshas (Fault), agni (digestive fire), dhatus (tissues}, mala (waste product), should be in harmony with each other. Fault or Dosha arises when any discord in this synthesis occurs due to some internal or external imbalance. This imbalance is the major concern of ayurveda.   Strengthening immune system and detoxifying the body are most sought after therapies in ayurveda.