The primary aim of every healing system is to give complete relief and cure from the ailment affecting the human health. However, not all systems are successful in completing this goal. Every single system has a different approach but Ayurveda using all natural methods and approach helps in cutting off the disease from the root itself and works to providing a complete cure.
Although, it is more than 5000-year old but Ayurveda is logical and clear in its approach. It throws emphasis on the need to be with harmony in nature along with focusing on the immunity of the body. Ayurveda provides the body with the power to fight off the ailments as it involves a coordinated effort between the doctor and patient to prevent and heal any disease completely.
Why should someone choose to get an Ayurvedic Treatment?
People now days are looking for a holistic and sustainable form of treatment for various ailments. India, the birthplace of Ayurveda offers cure and solutions even for diseases stated as incurable by science. There are a number of advantages of taking into consideration the treatment of Ayurveda for curing the various ailments, these are as follows:
It works from the root cause
Ayurveda provides a different healing system for curing various ailments and diseases and aims to restore health by working on the root cause. There is a lot of detoxification, cleansing, strengthening and rejuvenation involved in Ayurveda. It always attacks at the root cause and not suppresses the symptoms of the diseases to provide complete harmony of the body. Ayurveda works towards balancing the digestion and elimination of the various toxins, opening up of channels, rejuvenation of the Dhatus (Tissues) and the balancing of the impaired Doshas (Vata, pitta and kapha).
Detoxifying and cleansing is an inseperable part of the science of Ayurveda and the cleansing is done with medication or the Panchkarma therapy along with a well-planned diet. An accurate situation is when a person complaints of a headache, acidity, burning of the eyes as well as fungal infection then they are suffering from four problems. For an Ayurveda doctor it is the Pitta dosha that is impaired. Hence, it is the Pitta dosha that is supposed to be brought under control to cure all the four ailments.
It is completely safe and natural
The science of Ayurveda has never believed in suppressing the symptoms but working on cutting off the root of the disease. As compared to allopathic medications, Ayurveda does not give an irreversible side effect to the human body. Ayurveda works towards starting the natural treatment mechanism of the body using only the natural herbs, minerals, fruits and spices only along with creating a natural balance in the body. The main goal is always to completely restore the lost health of the body.
Uniqueness of the treatment
Unlike the other health systems, Ayurveda does not treat the ailments with some medicines and capsules. It puts a lot of emphasis on the food diet, the natural lifestyle along with the proper conduct of the individual. It is beyond the typical “One-fits-all” approach and takes into consideration the following factors:
- The state of an individual’s Doshas (vata/ pitta/ kapha)
- The state of the Dhatus (tissues) (blood/muscles etc.)
- The state of Malas or excreta (stool/ urine)
- The state of Mahabhootas or elements (fire/ water etc.)
- The state of the Srotas or body channels
- The state of the mind
- Behavioural signs
- Primary and secondary symptoms
The improper functioning of the Doshas, Dhatu and other factors differs in every person even if they suffer from the same problem. Hence, the treatment differs from one patient to another and it is not just the form of medicine but also the recommended lifestyle, exercises, nature of the tonics and taking medicines differs.
Works on each level
Ayurveda takes into consideration a proper combination of the human mind, body and soul. Hence, it is often a patients approach to his lifestyle and attitude that makes them responsible for the health issues. The effect of a negative attitude and negative thoughts having an ill effect on the physical health is well-known in Ayurveda for centuries. Overindulgence or depriviation of sex, excessive fasting or overeating and lack of any activity is harmful for the body and leads to misbalance in the body. Therefore, the practice of Yoga and meditation is always a significant part of the Ayurvedic treatment.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet
Ayurveda has reached a level of expertise in knowing the relation between food and lifestyle habits and diseases affecting the human body. Example, it is a known fact that excessive consumption of sweets will cause the blood sugar level to rise rapidly and spicy foods can lead to acidity and ulcers. Also going to bed and sleeping late will lead to various metabolic disorders and these facts were already known by Ayurveda centuries ago making it easier for the Ayurveda gurus to chart out the exact combination of food and lifestyle to maintain a healthy body. When an individual follows a good diet and lifestyle then they are bound to follow it considering the various positive effects it has on the body.