Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda (Science of life) is the traditional medicine and natural healing system of India and its cultural sphere. Its foundation comes from the Vedic Era, the primitive age around 5000 years ago. It is appropriate to say that it is the Mother of all Healing Systems. Ayurveda is one of the most comprehensive healing systems in the world, dealing integrally with body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda has classified the body system according to the theory of Tridosha to overcome all ailments by eliminating the basic cause.

The basic objective of Ayurveda is to educate people on how to take care of their health by themselves and increase their span of healthy life. One can achieve this goal by monitoring and balancing one’s nutritional diet and lifestyle. Keeping good habits to heal and prevent inadequacy of body functioning. This system is related to the soul, body & mind simultaneously. The psychosomatic theory recognizes that the mind can create illness in the body.

In order to understand the Ayurvedic System, it is imperative to familiarize yourself with the following fundamentals.

  • Five elements (Base of the constitution of the universe)
  • Three doshas (Their normal and abnormal stage)
  • Three types of doshas and their significance
  • Diseases caused by individual doshas
  • Application of treatment as per symptoms of doshas
  • Six Tastes