About Ayurveda

    

    The science which forms the basis of various aspect of life. The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.

    In Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's Compendium), Sushruta wrote that Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, incarnated himself as a king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta.

    Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia. Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances (perhaps under the influence of early Indian alchemy     or rasa shastra). Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects.


Aim Of Ayurveda

    The sole intention of this science is to help people attain

    Having said that Ayurveda also states that attainment of wealth is not the only thing that can help you lead a happy life. Spiritual upliftment is equally important factor and one can achieve this divine happiness only by     having good health. Ayurveda also emphasises that prevention of a disease is always preferred and hence has indicated measures to maintain the health of the healthy and treat the ailment of the diseased.


Eight components

    The earliest classical Sanskrit works on Ayurveda describe medicine as being divided into eight components.

    This characterization of the physicians' art, "the medicine that has eight components" (Skt. cikitsāyām aṣṭāṅgāyāṃ चिकित्सायामष्टाङ्गायाम्), is first found in the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata, ca 4th century BCE the     components are

    To maintain the three dosha & sapta dhatu Ayurveda follows the concept of :-


Treatment & Prevention



    Ayurveda also explains about MANAS CHIKITSA (Mental Disorder) :-

    Ayurveda has always emphasized the importance of treating the mental aspects for complete relief. Sattva, Raja and Tama are considered the manasdosha amongst which one should aim at developing the sattvaguna as     it can help to keep our mind stable. Increase in Raja guna leads to disturbed coordination of mind and body and causing unnecessary thinking. Increase in Tama guna makes one lethargic and non-enthusiastic thereby     generating negative thought’s in his mind.Increase in good qualities of Mana(Mind) which is also called as Sattva. Hence this treatment is also termed as SattvavajayaChikitsa.