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Updated on January 9, 2020

As per various sources, Ayurveda was started around 6000 BCE, however, according to other concepts, Ayurveda has existing since Indus valley civilization. In Indian Vedas, Ayurveda has been recorded a medical text as a health care tradition.

What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the worlds’ ancient holistic medical therapy for the whole body. Which, has a deep belief that a healthy body and wellness depends on a balance between body, mind and soul. Ayurveda believes that all things are composed of five basic elements: - earth, fire, space, water and air, which are known as “doshas”.

According to the Vedas, the human body has been divided between three-part.

  1. Vata doshas: - A combination of air and space
  2. Pitta doshas: - A combination of fire and water.
  3. Kapha dosha; - A combination of water and earth.

Benefita of Ayurveda

Ayurveda tries to find the root cause of the disease and decimate them. Some primary benefits of Ayurveda are - Weight Loss and Maintenance. Healthy and Glowing Skin and Hair, stress and reduce inflammation, help to control cholesterol, blood pressure.

Ayurvedic therapies have contraindications and the potential for adverse effects or side effects because they include herbal elements.

Ayurveda specifically designs treatment for each person according to their requirement. Cleanse process which is being used in Ayurveda is called “panchakarma”, which is designed to reduce symptoms and to restore harmony balance.

8 ways to diagnose illness

Ayurveda has eight ways to diagnose illness, called Nadi, Mootra, Mala, Jihva , Shabda , Sparsha , Druk/ Netra, and Aakruti.

  • Nadi:- Nadi Pariksha is an ancient diagnosis technique in Ayurveda to accurately diagnose mental, physical and emotional imbalance in human body.
  • Mootra:- In Ayurveda, Urine diagnosis was developed by one of the Ayurveda scholars, a special technique for the examination of the Mutra, Tailabindu pariksha. The pattern and distribution of oil drop on urine have been considered to determine the prognostic features of the disease.
  • Mala:- Mala (Metabolic wastes) gives such information about physiological and pathalogical states of the body.
  • Jihva;- Jihva/Tongue is an integral part on an ayurvedic diagnosis, helps in assessing “status of digestion” with observation of tongue colour, shape and coating.
  • Shabda:- Vakindriya/Shabda (organ of speech) has explained as swarabheda in Ayurvdic. By diagnosis of different kinds of swarabheda cause of disease can be identify.
  • Sparsha:- In Ayurveda blood impurities as well as imbalances in Vata and Kapha, can be diagnosis through Skin, as skin reflects the health of entire body. By detoxifying and cleansing from the inside out, Ayurveda eliminate all this problem.
  • Druk/Netra:- Netra Tarpana is an ancient method in Ayurveda, which used to rejuvenate and relieves the stress accumulated in the eyes, by lubricates and revitalises the eyes.
  • Aakruti:- Every part of body organ is linked with face, which is called akruti/face pariksha, by face mapping in Ayurveda can find deficiency on particular organ.

However, it has been prescribed that before going for any Ayurveda treatment individuals should contact any Ayurveda doctors.


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