The word “Ayu” means life and “veda” means knowledge, which is practiced more than 5000 years in India. The prime goal of Ayurveda is to restore the health of a healthy individual and treat the diseased to regain the health. Ayurvedic medicine is designed to promote healthy and happy human life. The simple principles of Ayurveda can be applicable universally and it is an eternal science. Ayurveda mainly speaks each and every element and facet of human life. Ayurveda or Astanga Ayurveda with their eight specialties of Internal medicine or General Medicine, Paediatrics and Gynaecology, Otolaryngology (Ear, nose and Throat), Forensic, psychiatry, geriatrics, Science of Aphrodisiacs and Surgery. Most of the explanations and philosophies are of the principles that are based the theory of five elements (Panchamahabutas: Earth, water, fire, Air and Ether), the three dhosha (Humors) (vata, pitta and kapha), the seven tissues (sapta Dhatau), three mala (excretory products: Urine, faces and Sweat).
Most of the teachings in Ayurveda explain the power of self healing. By restoring and balancing all the energies in the body, the process of physical deterioration and disease can be drastically minimised. This principle is basic core part of Ayurvedic Treatments.
At Jeeva Health, you can experience Ayurveda at its purity by qualified and experienced Ayurvedic doctors. We dedicate to promote longitivity and to maintain all aspects healthy human life.
Human and Ayurvedic five elements
According to Ayurveda the both the living and non living creations in this cosmos are derived from the five basic elements, called “Panchamahabutas”. Each and every cell (Basic functional unit of Human body) possessed with the all the properties of five elements. The only difference between the living and non living creatures is the consciousness, mobility or life spark or spirit or soul.
The five basic elements that constitute the human body are earth, water, fire, air and ether. All these five elements manifest in the form of three basic humors, which are called as “Three- Dosha” or Subtle energies.
Three Humors or Three Subtle energies
The three humors in the human body are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These all three humors manifest in the body by maintaining and controlling the chemical, hormonal and electrical functions of the human body. All these elements are not prevalent by naked eye, but the manifestation can be conceived by the functions and other physical and physiological functions. In simple, the mobility is due to Vata, the vision is due to Pitta, and the rigidity or stability of the body due to Kapha.
In this fast developing modern scientific era, still we don’t have few answers or treatments for few medical conditions; where as through the balances and imbalances of these humors or the manifestations of the three doshas can be a simple basic answer for many uncertain in this modern medical era. Which is been the eternal science, widely practicing in Indian subcontinent since 5000 years.
Seven Tissues (Dhatus)
All the three humors manifest in the human body in three levels physical, mental and physiological levels. The physical part of the manifestation in seven tissues, which are also called as “Sapta Dhatu”, they are Rasa (Plasma/ lymph), Rakta (blood), Mamsa ( Muscle), Medas (Fat), Asti (Bone), Majja (Bone marrow), Sukra (Sperm/ Ovum/ total body energy). All these tissues constitute the physical body.
Mala (Excretory Products)
According to Ayurveda there are three different types are “malas”. The word mala means, the material which contaminates the body. In comparison, they are the bi products of all the metabolic functions in the body, which needs to eliminate from the body. The eliminated waste products are Sweat, Urine and faeces.
According to Ayurvedic science, the human body is depending on all three basic constituents of Dosha (Three humors), Dhatu (Seven tissues) and Mala (three excretory products as like a big tree that is surviving solely on the root.
Ayurvedic Body constitution (Deha Prakriti)
This is also denoted as primary constitution, which is influenced by the doshic factors of male sperm (Sukra) and female arthava (Seed) at the time of conception. Not just above, the place, time, and environmental factors will also have an influence on the human constitution. The bodily combinations are classified based on their strength as poor or weak, medium or moderate and best or strong. The best probability would be the “samadhathu” Prakriti, which is ideal with blend and proportions of all the three bio humors. The proposition of two bio humors is considered as worst constitution.
What happens during the Ayurvedic consultation?
The personal Ayurvedic consultation involves analysis of an individual “Prakruti ” (Body constitution) based on physical and psychological aspects of an individual, which is determined on the basis of three Doshas and their status.
According to Ayurveda, evaluating the root cause is important in diagnosis and treatment, therefore consultation involves detailed history taking about your health problems, lifestyle and food habits, followed by examination of a patient with the help of Ayurvedic diagnostic methods to evaluate the prime causative factors.
Ayurvedic examination methods mainly include physical examination and psychological assessment, with the help of Nadi (pulse) diagnosis, constitution analysis and eight fold examinations etc. Based on the diagnosis you will be treated with time tested and purified Ayurvedic herbal drugs and necessary Panchakarma therapies followed by some dietary and lifestyle suggestions.
Dr Kumar CRS is an qualified Ayurvedic doctor from India and achieved AYURMEDHA award from Dabur Ayurveda Pharmacy for the outstanding performance at the University level, University also rewards with Gold Medal. He also completed in Masters in Public health and Health Promotion in Australia. He is a principle Ayurvedic Practitioner and Director of Jeeva health pty Ltd based in Melbourne and Canberra.
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