Why Should I Consider Ayurveda?

July 26, 2018
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The Benefits Ayurveda Brings To All

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

Stress is becoming a common cause of illness in the modern world. Modern medicine is focusing on relieving the symptoms by prescribing so called drugs, while Ayurveda teaches us how to cure an illness and lead a healthy life by adjusting lifestyle and diet according to the individual’s constitution. It is not about just treating the patient after the occurrence of an illness, but to make the individuals strong enough to resist the illnesses. It works in two ways; Prevention and Cure. The Ayurvedic system of medicine is a few thousand years old and time tested. This system is holistic and considers human beings as part of a collective consciousness or universal soul and nature. Unlike modern medical systems which considers man as a thinking machine, Ayurveda clearly defines connection between body, mind and surrounding nature. Being a complete system, Ayurveda is everlasting and it doesn’t need any change in its application. Ayurveda is the most ancient and the mother of all healing systems in the universe. It is individual specific and teaches that each individual is a unique proportion of three humors or thridoshas. Hence treatment and medicines are decided only after considering symptoms of the patient, place where he belongs to (geographical area), natural strength, time or season when patient is having the consultation, digestive capacity, body constitution and age. Ayurveda considers each of these factors critical in the successful medical intervention of a patient.

How are we connected to our surroundings?

According to Ayurvedic philosophy all living and non-living material in the universe is made up of five basic constituents called pancha bhoothas. Ether (Space), Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Climatic changes have an impact on plants animals etc. We are not an exception, which is the reason why climatic changes influence the human body and results in illness.

How can medicines and our food regimen cure and prevent diseases?

According to Ayurveda, diseases are caused by the imbalance between the bodily humours (thridoshas). Hence treatment is all about balancing these humours back to their self. Thridoshas are composed of five elements i.e Vata (air+ space) Pitta (fire + water) and Kapha (earth +water). Likewise, medicinal plants, minerals and food are also made up of five elements similar to our body. Ayurveda consider six tastes sweet, sour, salt, bitter, pungent and astringent. Taste is perceived by the tongue. Each of these tastes may be predominant in medicinal plants, minerals and food. Each taste contains two basic constituents or Elements in higher quantity. For example: sweet material contains water and earth in higher levels and that is the reason why the habit of excessive sweet intake causes weight gain or increased Kapha. Ayurvedic principles say sweet, sour and salty materials cause reduction or alleviation of Vata dosha. Similarly other tastes have an effect on the other two humors such as Pitta and Kapha. After the assessment of symptoms and dosha involved, your Ayurvedic physician can suggest medicines and food with the required tastes to correct the imbalance of humors or doshas.

In a nut shell, why is Ayurveda so unique?

It looks at people as individuals, not as a generic group.

  • It heals from the root-cause of an illness, not merely treating the symptoms
  • Only natural therapies are offered
  • No side effects develop from the therapies
  • Therapies are inexpensive and effective
  • There is a rare chance of a recurrence of the disease
  • Diet regime is part of the treatment and it is always advised according to the personal body constitution of the patient
  • It is a life style rather than a treatment and this life style protects human beings from getting diseased
  • A complete system of medicine which offers treatment for almost all the known diseases, through its preventive, curative, palliative and detoxification measures

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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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