Ayu means life or longevity and Veda means science or knowledge. It is combinedly known as Ayurveda, that is the science of life or longevity.
Ayurveda is one of the ancient systems of traditional medicine. The principles of Ayurveda are to maintain the health of a healthy individual and to alleviate disease in an ill person.
Specialties of Ayurveda:
Some of the specialties of ayurveda to live a healthy life are,
Development of Disease:
In Ayurveda, an imbalance between three doshas (humors) that is vata, pitta, and kapha is described as the main factor in the development of any disease.
There are seven dhatus (tissue or cells) in the human body. These are,
Vitiation of doshasaffects different dhatus in the body and causes various diseases. For example, vitiation of vata dosha due to various factors leads to disorders of asthidhatu like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, etc.
Panchakarmas are the specialized five chief treatment procedures in ayurveda which maintain homeostasis within the body and perform detoxification and rejuvenation. Specialized ayurveda therapies like Kati Vasti, Greeva Vasti, Patra Pinda Swedana, and Shirodhara are meant for different musculoskeletal and neurological diseases.
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22 Jan 2019 - 1 min read
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