Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What is Ayurveda?

Q 1: What is Ayurveda?

Ans: Ayurveda is the ancient healthcare system of India, based on the eternal principles of healthy life. Ayur in Sanskrit means 'life' or 'daily living' and veda means 'science'. Ayurveda is the name given to the science of life and longevity, which is a vast body of invaluable knowledge with eight branches.

Q 2: What is the central principle of Ayurveda?

Ans: The central principle of Ayurvedic science is that each human being is unique, having a distinct individual constitution, genetic inheritance and predisposition to certain diseases.

Q 3: How is it different from modern medicine?

Ans: Modern medicine tries to treat and remove symptoms rather than treating the patient suffering from it. This stems from the view that all people are more or less the same. Ayurveda makes special contributions by addressing the uniqueness of each patient and by helping each body to heal itself.

Q 4: What are the salient features of Ayurveda Health care system ?

Ans: Ayurvedic healthcare system has perfected efficient methods and herbal preparations to keep the physical, mental and emotional health of a person in its prime throughout life. It is contrary to the current practice of seeking treatment when a disease strikes or waiting to get medical help till symptoms manifest. It is a mind and body health care system evolved to help human beings get the maximum out of their lives in a perfectly natural and healthy way. Ayurveda instills in you a view of life that is holistic and congenial to enjoy the pleasures of life in a sustainable way. This can be achieved without disturbing the rhythm of your life.

Q 5: In one sentence what is the message of Ayurveda to present day human being?

Ans: A nontoxic body fortified with natural and herbal nourishments is the abode of a creative mind, and indomitable spirit.

Q 6: What is the origin of Ayurveda?

Ans: Ayurveda, the ancient most health care system originated with the origin of universe. With the inception of human life on earth Ayurveda started being applied. The antique Vedic texts have scattered references of Ayurvedic Remedies and allied aspects of medicine and health. Atharvaveda mainly deals with extensive Ayurvedic information. That is why Ayurveda is said to be the off shoot of Atharvaveda.

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