Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine originated around 5000BC. It is based on sound observational concept which has stood the test of time for thousands of years. The origin of Ayurveda is form Vedas which are the ancient books of knowledge, or science of the world.
Vedas contain practical and scientific information on various subjects like health, philosophy, astrology, architect, etc. The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning "Science of Life". Ayu means life or daily living, and Veda means knowing or science.
Life according to Ayurveda is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. Ayurveda considers the physical, mental and spiritual well being of a person to become healthy.
Ayurveda is a way of life rather than a medical science. Ayurveda help the healthy person to maintain health and diseased person to regain health. Ayurveda explains about one’s diet, daily routine, life style and activities to be followed on a daily basis and according to the climatic changes to keep him/her healthy. Ayurveda explains how to live in a society. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth.
According to Ayurveda there are 3 types of energies called Vata, Pitha and Kapha which, always flow in our body and maintain all normal bodily functions such as digestion, circulation, respiration, etc. It has role to maintain mental health and memory also.
These 3 energies are capable of maintaining the normal bodily functions when they are in a balanced state. The balanced state and imbalance of these energies can be understood by different signs and symptoms.Treatment is basically balancing the energies with medicines, food recommendations, physical and mental exercises.
Ayurvedic treatment removes the root cause to give a permanent cure. Medicines are prepared from natural source like herbs, minerals etc. Because it is natural they are accepted and assimilated in the body without creating any side effects.