What is Ayurveda? 

Ayurveda – Ayu + Veda (Life + Knowledge).

It is defined as “one which look after the welfare of all human beings in particular”  and

in general “with regard to their physical mental socio cultural and spiritual well

Ayurveda treatment is about-

  • Ensuring best quality of life.
  • Helping you to understand life in easier way.
  • Bringing freedom from all type of pains and discomforts.
  • Igniting the inner capacity of healing of the human body.
  • Rooting out the causative factors of the disease.


What it is not?

  • Just using this or that herb for the treatment.
  • Doing some tantrums in name of health.
  • Making some unrealistic rules about life.
  • Selling some tea or spices in name of Ayurveda.
  • Guiding you for some “monotonus” rules for rest of the life.


The Principles of Ayurveda Treatment

  • Ayurvedic theory of health is based on Tridosha (primary life forces or biological humors), saptadhatu ( Seven basic tissues) trimalas (Three basic biological wastes) and Panchamahabhuta (five basic elements)
  • dynamic balance of tridoshas, saptha dhatus and trimalas creates health
  • Ayurveda has a holistic approach to health by integrating the  mind, body and soul

  • Combination of these factors inherited at birth determine an individual’s Prakriti (constitution)


What is the principle of treatment?

  • The diseases occur due to dis-equilibrium of three bodily humors and two psychic qualities
  • This situation has to be brought back to equilibrium status
  • It can be achieved by removing the vitiated humors by way of purificatory (shodhana) measures,
  • palliative (Shamana) measures,
  • strengthening of immune system (Ojus)
  • and avoiding the causative factors (Nidana)


Ayurveda Treatment is About Bringing Balance of Doshas

There are two methods for Ayurveda treatment-

  • Shamana (Pacifying) : to pacify Vata-Pitta-Kapha.
  • Shodhana (Eliminatory): to cleanse the system and to expel the VataPitta-Kapha.

Selection of one of these procedures is done by a Vaidya, as per the condition of the patient and level of disease.

The following examples can explain Shamana and shodhana easily. Here are examples of both types of treatments.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Gynaecological Diseases

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