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Articles by Dr. Vikram Chauhan - Health Tips

Ayurveda- Ayurvedic Remedies - What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a time tested ancient indian system of healing. It is truly a holistic medicine still practiced in India. The origin of Ayurveda dates back to the origin of mankind. According to Hindus, the vedic knowledge is the most ancient knowledge the mankind has. Vedas were directly spoken by God.

What is Ayurveda
According to Indian tradition Lord Brahma created this world. He also created these herbs to help fight with ailments. The Ayur- means life and veda is knowledge. Thus Ayurveda is a preventive as well as curative therpay dating back to ancient times.

The Ayurvedic remedies consist of herbs, minerals, mantras, purification methods and many other Ayurvedic ways of healing. The Ayurvedic Remedies are purely natural remedies without causing any side effects.

Principles of Ayurvedic Healing- Ayurveda is based on tri energies theory. Scroll down the page to read more

Herbal Supplements are also used in Modern Ayurveda in the modern form. In Ancient times, Pure Ayurvedic herbs in raw form were used. Now a days, due to evoluation of pharmacy, many Ayurvedic Supplements and other herbal products are made in most modern way. We have utilized the ancient ayurvedic treasure of herbs to present it in most modern but healthy way to help you fight with chronic ailments and treating your illness through a holistic system of medicine i.e. Ayurveda.

What has to exist, exists, no matter what way the world changes. Any science, that is applicable survives through different generations and flows from one generation to another. Nature has its unique way to make or break a system, and we remain just an onlooker, erased by the passage of time! So Ayurveda is a science which has faced the turmoil of all times and is still emerging as a leading alternative health care system. Ayurveda is the world's oldest science of health care. The written tradition dates back around 5,000 years, but the oral tradition of this science is timeless

The basic principles of Ayurveda
There are three basic fundamental biological humours described by Ayurveda- The Vata, Pitta and Kapha also called the "tri-energies". These are the ones who are totally controlling the universe and are responsible for planetary movements (Vata), their formation and destruction ( Pitta) and generation and maintenance of new life (Kapha). Same tri-energies are found inside every living being and are responsible for health and disease. Their balance is health or harmony whereas the imbalance is disease or chaos.

These govern all the processes in all levels of our life. Vata governs all movement, Pitta all heat and transformation and Kapha all growth, structure and lubrication.

Our diet, our behavior, the seasons, emotions and our life style all have impact on balance of trienergies. The main principal of healing in Ayurveda is to maintain the balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha by alteration in our lifestyle, our thoughts our diet and understanding nature and through herbal medicines.

"Samadosha samagnisch samadhatu malakriya Prasanna atma mana swastha iti abhidhiyate."

Having a balanced state of Doshas, Agni(Digestive Fire), Dhatus(tissues) and normal functioning of Mala(waste products), cheerful state of Atman(soul), sensory organs, mind are the symptoms of healthy life.

If vata gets out of balance, for , it leads to overactive mind, poor circulation, poor nerve conduction, loss of memory, irregular elimination, uncomfortable menses, etc. - all things related to movement.

If pitta is out of balance, we can get excessive digestive fire, resulting in heartburn, excess stomach acid, a hot temper, inflammations, etc. -all things related to heat and digestion.

If kapha gets out of balance, it can lead to chronic congestion, weight gain, cellulite, cholesterol buildup, acne, oily skin, etc. - all things related to structure and lubrication.

Herbs in synergistic combination, diet, routine, meditation, etc. are used to restore balance to restore proper operation of the various systems. Balance restores health. Ayurveda does not focus on decreasing symptoms, it focuses on increasing health. Where there is health, there is no room for disease.

Due to foreign intervention in India for hundreds of years, Ayurveda became framgented, and it has been revived over the past 35 years. As a result of growing scientific verification at major research institutions, it is the worlds' fastest growing health care system.

Constitution Analysis in Ayurvedic Medicine:
According to Ayurveda, the five elements (fire, earth, water, air & space) in their biological form combine to form these 3 energies in the body. These 3 basic energies are the primary life forces or biological humors, called doshas in Ayurveda-The Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They help regulate physical functioning within our body, besides providing us with individual physical characteristics. The constitution of a person is primarily determined by the dominant dosha.

It is such a unique combinations of doshas that no two persons are alike. The determination of the constitution gives insight into deeper working, behavior, body type and with this it is possible to know which herbs, diet, medicines and activities will be suitable for a particular individual to maintain his health whole life. It also becomes easier to outline the disease tendencies of the different body types so that a preventive lifestyle may be observed. Accordingly, a person can plan diet and other routine activities affirming to his / her constitution. This individual constitution analysis is an important step to ascertain about types of diseases and to help a lot in maintenance of good health and prevention of diseases.

Your predominant dosha could be any one of the three, a combination of any two or all the three in a balanced form:

Vata Vata-Pitta
Pitta Vata-Pitta-Kapha Vata-Kapha
Kapha Pitta-Kapha