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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India and the oldest surviving healing system in the world (about 5,000 years old).  “Ayu” means life and “veda” means knowledge, so Ayurveda is the science of life. It is based on three fundamental concepts: 

• Food is medicine.

• Disease can be prevented and eradicated through your daily habits.

• Lifestyle recommendations are based on an individual’s physical, mental
  and emotional makeup.

Ayurveda is a treasure chest of natural remedies that promote longevity, beauty and vitality.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Ayurveda helps you to choose what to eat to create health and balance in your life by turning your kitchen into your personal pharmacy.

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India and the oldest surviving healing system in the world (about 5,000 years old).  “Ayu” means life and “veda” means knowledge, so ayurveda is the science of life. It is based on 3 fundamental concepts:

1. Food is medicine.

2. Disease can be prevented and eradicated through your daily habits.

3. Lifestyle recommendations are based on an individual’s physical, mental
   and emotional makeup.

Ayurveda is a treasure chest of natural remedies that promote longevity, beauty and vitality.


This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Yogi Cameron Alborzian
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Approximately 5,000 years ago, sages in India determined that each of us could successfully maintain health, resolve illness, and prevent disease through a precise, methodical system of wellness that is known today as Ayurveda. While practitioners of Western medicine often treat patients by addressing individual symptoms and diseases (constipation, osteoarthritis), Ayurvedic practitioners seek to determine the root cause of illness and treat the body as a whole in response (constipation and osteoarthritis may be caused by the same fundamental lack of moisture in the body). In this sense, those in the West may often view Ayurveda as a holistic system of medicine.

A primary distinction between Ayurveda and Western medicine is the nature of the modalities utilized in the two respective systems. Western medical practitioners are likely to prescribe pharmaceutical and surgical intervention for the betterment of their patients, whereas Ayurvedic practitioners seek to help their patients modify diet, consume and apply herbs, modify lifestyle, and receive various types of therapeutic treatments to resolve illness and maintain proper health.

Ayurveda forms the basis of other systems of medicine, such as traditional Chinese medicine. It is the oldest system of medicine still actively practiced today.

 

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning 'life' and 'knowledge.' This alternative medical system, which has been practiced in India for thousands of years, combines medicine and science with religion and philosophy.

Practitioners of Ayurveda believe that body, mind and spirit are regulated by three doshas, or physiological principles, and that disease is the result of an imbalance of these doshas. Prana, (meaning life force), pulse, urine analysis, and tongue evaluations are used to determine doshic imbalances within the body. Herbal supplements are an important facet of Ayurveda, but should be used with caution.
Stephen Wechsler
Chiropractic Medicine

Ayurveda definition; an East Indian healing that is based on thousands of years of observation and awareness. The first system of medicine with a clear beginning, middle, and end. A look at life while living it.

It defines the stages of life, young, middle and wise, the times of the day in their circadian rhythms, the psycho-physiological metabolisms of the body/mind into the humors or doshas: Vata or Air, Pitta or Fire, and Kapha or Earth/Water.

Ayurveda is all about balance. From the time you get up, to the routine throughout your day, and rest time, each very important and each maintaining its own balance or lack of it.

Balance equals Bliss and Joy; Imbalance though not always recognized starts the seeds of dis-ease.

I will provide a few tips every week how to stay in balance with you.

If you go to my web site DrSteveRadio.com you can hear a 1 hour conference call on Ayurvedic principles and practice.

Ayurveda is an ancient, complete system of medicine dating back thousands of years, some say 5,000 years or more. It acknowledges the human connection to nature and emphasizes harmonious relationships with the rhythms and cycles of the natural environment. Ayurveda uses many ways to get back into balance including yoga, diet, herbs, exercise, and mental fitness. In recent times, Ayurveda has been used in spa treatments, which are lovely, but it is important to know it can be truly a beautiful, holistic system.

There are many Ayurvedic practitioners with varying credentials. When choosing to trust the advice of a health care professional, particularly with regard to alternative medicines, please ask questions, ask for references and always check with your regular doctor.

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