Ayurveda :- In Details


Ayurveda


Ayurveda is not only the science but also the religion and philosophy. In Ayurveda detailed description of whole life journey mentioned. The ancient realised beings,sainds discovered the truth of Ayurveda. Through intensive meditation they manifested truth in daily life.
Author: Dr. Milind Kumavat
detail about ayurveda


Ayurveda is not only the science but also the religion and philosophy. In Ayurveda detailed  description of whole life journey mentioned.The ancient realised beings,sainds discovered the truth of Ayurveda. Through intensive meditation they manifested truth in daily life.
Ayurveda is the science of daily livings and correlation of the body to the natural wheather cycle.
Ayurveda mainly described by lord ‘Bramha’ he passes this knowledge to ‘Daksha Prajapati ‘ and Daksha Prajapati (son of lord Bramha) educates about this knowledge to ‘Ashwini Kumar’ then Ashwini Kumar’s passes this knowledge to lord ‘Indra’ (king of gods) then Indra educate about this knowledge to other ‘Rishi ‘ .

Branches of Ayurveda

Kaaychikitsa(physical treatment of human body)
Baal chikista (paediatrics treatment)
Grah chikista (spiritual treatment)
Urdhwanga chikista (upper body parts treatment)
Shalya chikista (surgical treatment)
Danshtra chikista (treatment for all poisons)
Jara chikista (geriatric treatment)
Vrush chikista (sexual treatment)

Main constituents of Ayurveda


  1. Vaata     It regulates all flows in the body  
      2. Pitta       It regulates digestive power

      3. Kapha    It covers to all body parts and act as lubricant on all vital organs and joints

DHATUS - Main ingredients of body

1.       Rasa (fluid – which nourishes to body)
2.       Rakta (blood – which work as a food for all cells of body)
3.       Mamsa (muscle – which covers to the delicate vital organs,performs the moments of the joints)
4.       Meda (fat – maintains the lubrication of all the tissues)
5.       Asthi (bones- which supports to the body)
6.       Majja  (bone narrow – fills up the bony spaces and carries motor and sensory impulses)
7.       Shukra/Artav (reproductive tissues)

These all seven types are called as ‘DHATUS’ ,the human body consist of seven basic and vital tissues called Dhatu. These seven are responsible for whole structure of the body the Dhatus maintain the functions of the different organs, systems and vital parts of the body.
These all seven Dhatus play important roll in the development and nourishment of the body.

Mala (excretory material)

1.       Purish (stool)
2.       Mutra (urine)
3.       Sweda (sweat)

Attributes (Gunas) and their actions

1.       Heavy (guru)
2.       Light (laghu)
3.       Slow (manda)
4.       Sharp (tikshna)
5.       Cold (shita)
6.       Hot (ushna)
7.       Oily (shingdha)
8.       Dry (ruksha)
9.       Slimy (slakshna)
10.   Rough (khara)
11.   Dense (sandra)

12.   Liquid (drava)
13.   Soft (mrudu)
14.   Hard (kathina)
15.   Static (sthira)
16.   Mobile (chala)
17.   Subtle (sukshma)
18.   Gross (sthula)
19.   Cloudy (avila)
20.   Clear (vishada)

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN AYURVEDA

1.       Naadi Pariksha (pulse examination)
2.       Jivha Pariksha (tongue examination)
3.       Mukha Pariksha (facial examination)
4.       Oshta Pariksha (lip examination)
5.       Nakha Pariksha (nail examination)
6.       Netra Pariksha (eye examination)
7.       Mala Pariksha (stool examination)
8.       Mutra Pariksha (urine examination)
In Ayurveda, these eight procedures follow for diagnostic purpose but mainly naadi Pariksha (pulse examination) done by experienced Vaidya.


Treatment procedures in the Ayurveda

All ayurvedic treatment attempts to establish a balanced between the Doshas (vaata-pitta-kapha).

1.       Shaman chikitsa (medicinal treatment)
Shaman chikitsa means treatment given in the form of herbal drugs
2.       Shodhan chikitsa (panchakarma)
Panchakarma means excretion of increased dosha

Types of panchakarma
1.       Vaman (therapeutic vomiting)
2.       Virechan (purgatives)
3.       Basti (enema)
4.       Nasya (nasal administration)
5.       Rakta moksha (blood-letting)