The Origins Of Ayurveda

July 26, 2018
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Ayurveda Origins

Ayurveda is a science of life as the name suggests – Ayur – life; Veda – science. More than just an alternative or complementary treatment method, it is a complete science of healthy human existence. It offers an extraordinary and comprehensive outlook of the healthy life drafted by the rishis of Indian vedic civilization. The earliest mention of Ayurveda is found in Atharvaveda which is fourth in the series of Vedas – the divine and spiritual text of India. Rig veda is the oldest existing text in the world which speaks about philosophy of creation and manifestation which is the basis of Ayurveda. Hence it is nearly a 5000 year old wisdom imparted to us.

There are eight categories in Ayurveda as per Atharvaveda. The components are internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ENT, Aphrodisiac remedies, Gerontology or Science of Rejuvenation, Spiritual healing or Psychiatry.

Ayurvedic Principles :

According to Ayurveda, Health is a blissful experience of senses (Indriya), mind (Mana), body (Sharira) and soul (Atma). It is governed by

  • Twenty Gunas – non-slimy/slimy, heavy/light, minute/gross, cold/hot, unctuous/dry, dull/sharp, stable/mobile, soft/hard, smooth/coarse and viscous/liquid
  • Seven basic tissues – blood (rakta), plasma (rasa), muscles (māmsa), marrow (majja), fat (meda), bone (asthi) and semen (shukra)
  • Srotas – channels through which blood, food, malas and dhosas are transmitted.
  • Three Malas – Waste materials produced in body. Mutra (urine), Purisa(faeces) andSveda (sweat)
  • Agni – The biological fire for metobolism.
  • Five classical elements – earth, fire, water, air and ether.
  • Three gunas – Satva ,Rajas and Tamas
  • Three elemental dhosas- Vata, pitta, kapha

Each human body is made up of unique combination of these dhosas ( basic human energy). The Vata signifies dynamic, mobile, energetic aspect ; pitta signifies transformative, intellectual aspect; kapha signifies the structural and physical aspect.

A person’s temper and character is decided by the predominance of the three dhosas. Thus the unique ratio of these three dhosas make each individual diverse from others thereby enabling a different treatment protocol for each.

Diagnosis and Treatment

An ayurvedic practitioner access each individual’s predominant dosha, along with the dhatus,srotas and malas of the body. The imbalance in any one of the above factors lead to the ailment.

The diet that would cure the imbalance and that which have the opposite qualities of the aggravated dhosa. Also some strong herbs are prescribed to cure particular organs and disorders. Also the patient is instructed on how the present lifestyle has contributed to the current ailment.

A change in lifestyle is recommended so that it contributes to harmony of fundamental elements of body. Five senses of the body are used as a key for diagnosis and treatment. Herbal remedies are prescribed along with the pacification and rejuvenation of mind and soul with meditation and yoga.

Ayurveda also underlines the importance of purification and hygiene of body. Impurities, both internal and external, interfere with the wastes of the body and cause ailments when it is not cleared properly.

Ayurveda employs a method called panchakarma for purification process. It provides a restricted diet, oil massage therapy, steam therapy, nasal/sinus cleansing. After panchakarma, the body and soul feels rejuvenated and fresh.

Thus a holistic health is aimed via Ayurveda that makes you more healthy, energetic and motivated.


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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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