HOLISTIC BENEFITS OF AYURVEDA
The reason for the prolonged existence of Ayurveda as the oldest healing science in the world can be attributed to its effective holistic tradition. Ayurveda has an almost mystical past. Thousands of years ago, sages living in the Himalayan Mountains used Ayurveda techniques and medicine to restore their health and improve the longevity of their life. This ancient knowledge has since been passed down from era to era, establishing it as a valid science. The proven benefits of Ayurveda start from the very basic fact that its medicines are obtained from nature rather than through artificial ingredients. Leaves, fruits, roots, barks, and flowers are used to prepare Ayurvedic medicine. The other significant benefit of this practice is its holistic nature. It brings into balance the vital elements of our body which govern our health. The three elemental substances – also known as dosha – consist of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which need to be in a state of balance to achieve good health. This theory suggests that each person possesses a unique combination of these doshasthat define that person’s temperament and characteristics.
Ayurveda also focuses on the psychosomatic integration in a person. It uses a unique physical purification process called Panchakarma in order to rid the body of toxins and other waste products. This process improves metabolism, blood flow and mental health. This type of detoxification makes the body more responsive to medicines and treatments, hastening the healing process. For patients who are already suffering from diabetes, heart ailments and cancer, the non-invasive diagnostic treatments of Ayurveda are beneficial. The outward diagnosis of symptoms is carried out by studying patients’ habits, diet and daily life, pulse, tongue, nail, face, lip, eye, nature of perspiration etc. Even difficult diseases are correctly diagnosed and treated by Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic medicines have very low risks and are unlikely to have bad side effects, since they are made with herbs. The medicines not only cure but also prevent diseases. Sometimes one treatment can bring wellness to the entire body. Regular use of Ayurvedic herbs and engaging in Ayurvedic practices maintain the good health of your body. Ayurvedic spa treatments can relax your nerves, the whole body and mind. Aromatic therapies, oil therapies and herbal baths not only are recommended as stress relievers but as cures for sleeplessness, headaches, joint pains, muscle pains and for improved blood circulation. Whether it is an external treatment or an internal treatment, benefits of Ayurveda are many; therefore, you should take advantage of this ancient science on every opportunity.