What Is Ayurvedic medicine?

Ayurvedic medicine is commonly known as Ayurveda. It is the primary health care system in India. More than 90% of the population in the continent has been using Ayurvedic medicine in different forms for thousands of years. There are certain dietary principles that you will have to follow in order to achieve reliable results and in this process it is important that you take guidance from Ayurvedic professionals.

Even in other parts of the world, Ayurveda is now considered a complementary healthcare option. There are many individuals around the world that are now using components of the Ayurvedic medicine and therapy like meditation, massage and cleansing treatments.

Ayurvedic medicine is a natural and holistic approach. The main goal of the treatment is to achieve a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. This balance will help to protect you from many kinds of illness and helps in the treatment of acute conditions. It helps to achieve healthy and long life.

Doshas of Ayurvedic medicine

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According to Ayurveda, a dosha is one of three substances that are present in a person’s body. Also known as mind-body types, the doshas express unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. Knowing your dosha can help you live a healthier, more balanced life. There are 3 important doshas of Ayurvedic medicine that you have to understand.

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It is the energy that reflects to Space and Air. It is the manager of mobility, circulation, motion, breath and helps to control all the important functions of the body. People with predominately Vata constitutions are known to be more energetic and creative. They are quick thinking, thin, and fast moving. However, when they are not in balance they are stressed and fearful. Common signs of Vata imbalance include anxiety and bodily disorders related to dryness, such as dry skin and constipation.

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It is the energy that reflects Fire and Water. It is the natural energy force that controls the metabolic system of the body that includes nutritional balance, digestive system, temperature and production of energy. A Pitta individual is generally hardworking and smart. They are often very competitive. They are blessed with a joyful disposition, a sharp intellect, and tremendous courage and drive.  Pitta imbalances commonly manifest in the body as infection, inflammation, rashes, ulcers, heartburn, and fever.

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It is the energy that reflects Water and Earth. It helps to control the growth of the body and it is associated with nourishment. It makes the body stronger and provides strength to the immune system to protect the body from different diseases. Kapha types have a strong build and excellent stamina. Those who are predominantly Kapha sleep soundly and have regular digestion. When they’re out of balance, Kapha types may become overweight, sleep excessively, and suffer from asthma, diabetes, and depression.

An important thing that Ayurvedic experts take care of is understanding the Doshas of their patient. That is the only way they can use the right herbal ingredient to prepare the medicine that can heal the patient.

Benefits

The healing process of Ayurvedic medicine can take some time but the effects are always beneficial. The biggest attraction of Ayurvedic medicine is that it has no side effects as only herbal and natural ingredients are used in the production of Ayurvedic medicine. Modern benefits of Ayurvedic medicine include:

  • Stress Relief
  • Weight Loss/Maintenance
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Inflammation Reduction
  • Healthy and Glowing Skin
  • Overall Balance

By being mindful of what we eat, the way we live, and the way we handle stress, we can bring our bodies back into balance and rid our bodies of toxins and disease.