Ayurveda with its understanding of life and consciousness becomes the medicine of the future.
Ayurveda The Science of Life
A yurveda literally means the Science of life, it deals not merely with medical science but also with the Social, ethical, intellectual and spiritual life of the man . Ayurveda represents a beautiful blending of the accuracy of science and the sublimity of philosophy, poetry, and art. According to the dozens of Ayurvedic Medicines, a living creature is composed of soul mind and Body. it is the compound of three elements that is the subject matter of the science of life. The soul is regarded as immutable incapable of being affected by anything and being eternal. The Body like all other material objects has five primordial essences “Panchamahabhuthas” viz. Prithvi or earth. Ap or water, Tejas or fire, Vayu or air, Akash or either). The doctrines and the theories of this science form is formed according to the principles laid by ancient Indian philosophical findings.
The Principles of Ayurveda were elaborated first by Lord Brahma even before creating the Universe. When the illness and the diseases got rampant on the earth. The sages learned the science of leading from Lord Indra and recorded the science in ancient Vedic scriptures like Rigveda which mention67 herbal drugs. Yajurveda 81 and Atharvaveda including about 290 herbals. Dhanvanthari and Bhardwaja developed the surgical and medical aspects of Ayurveda separately around the 9th century. B.C Their students then recorded these principles in great detail in compendia which are called Samhitas. The Sushruta Samhita is one of the most widely accepted standard Ayurvedic text which emphasizes surgical aspects of therapy and Susthruth is considered the father of surgery. (particularly of plastic and reconstructive surgery). On the medical side, Charak teaching are widely accepted though successive generation of disciples.
Ayurveda The Knowledge of Life
Ayurveda is the eternal Vedic science of life, the traditional natural healing system of India. Today, Ayurveda is at the forefront of mind-body medicines. Ayurveda has spread far beyond its traditional base and is gaining attention throughout the world. Ayurveda with its understanding of life and consciousness becomes the medicine of the future.
The written text of Ayurveda date back to many millennia and the incredibly complex and advanced concepts that embody them still form the basis of various medical systems of today. As a science of life Ayurveda attempts to set out good and bad practices of life by outlining the cause of happy and unhappy life, what is wholesome and unwholesome. It also elaborates guidelines for providing a balance to often hectic and unhealthy lifestyles of the modern world. Ayurvedic medicines are based on the principle that every individual has a unique constitution that related to his vital energies translated into Ayurvedic nosology as dosha or humors. The equilibrium of these humors depends on a variety of factors. The objective of Ayurveda is to reestablish the equilibrium when we are ill and to maintain that equilibrium in order to keep us healthy. Ayurveda explores how to heal our minds on all levels from the subconscious to super conscious along with the role of diet, exercise and many other methods to create wholeness.
Ayurveda mainly comprises of eight clinical specialties. They are – General medicine ( Kaaya chikitsaa), Pediatrics (Baala cikitsaa), Psychiatry (Bhoota vidya), Treatment of head and neck (S`aalakya tantra), Surgery (S`alya tantra), Toxicology (Agada tantra), Rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana tantra) and Reproductive medicine (Vajeekarana cikitsaa). Rasayana and vajeekarana therapies have special relevance in the modern era. As the life has been polluted and distorted in the sphere of our daily existence every natural blessing are far away from us. The line of treatment proposed as Rasayana finds a favorable viable solution to health problems, especially from a psychosomatic perspective. It cleanses the body totally, regains the active mind to its best possible working level, giving a feeling of rejuvenation. One may easily surrender oneself to the exotic divinity of the treatment. Vajeekarana therapy is an important treatment to pull out the latent energy to create a new lineage of life. The medicines of Ayurveda touches strongly to alleviate the existing or possible hindrances whether rooted in the mind or body.