Ayurveda

“Ayurvedic treatment encompasses health management through three methods, which are: treatment through prayers and spiritual activities, treatment through medication and therapies and also treatment through meditation and yoga. At Shreenivas Ayurvedic Centre, all three methods are traditionally used for healing, giving a wholistic approach to health.”

As the name implies, Ayur + Veda, Ayurveda is the science of life. It is that ambrosia which is emerging from the Lord Himself, descending down to earth through a proper desciplic succession.

It is the most ancient science of healthy living and medicine, which has is roots in the Vedas (6000 BC – 4000BC), mainly the Atharva Veda.

Ayurveda dates back to thousands of years. Its systematic and methodological presentation has been effective from the Samhita age (1000BC – 600BC) only when many of the important branches of Ayurveda were written.

Ayurveda utilizes the treasure of nature to treat all kinds of ailments. It is the biological link between man and nature. Ayurveda emphasise on balance with nature and is based on the principle that whatever is present in the universe is also present in the human body. Humans’ are microcosmic representations of the universe and health can be attained by living in harmony with nature.

 

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Some of the basic principles of Ayurveda are – The panchamahabhutas (the five basic elements), The tridosha( the three bodily humours), Saptadhatu and oja( the seven tissue elements), Shatpadarthas, malas, srotasa ( channels of the body) etc.

Despite the fact that Ayurveda is such an ancient science, it is eternal, and in the scriptures, the word ‘shashwat’ has been used for it which means that which has continuous, nonstop flow. This is very true with Ayurveda. Even the description of health which has been given in the Ayurvedic texts is very rich covering all the physical, mental, social as well as the spiritual aspects of a person.

Ayurveda has always treated a man as a whole. It never concentrates on any disease in particular, but treats the whole individual. The relation between physical and mental illnesses (psychic and psychosomatic disorders) have been very well described in this ancient science, and the treatment principles have accordingly been given.