All Ayurveda treatment attempts to establish a balance between the bodily humors, vata-pitta-kapha. According to Ayurvedic teaching, the initiation of any form of treatment without first eliminating the toxins in the system that are responsible to the disease, will only push these poisons deeper into the tissues. Therefore, there are two types of Ayurvedic treatment: elimination of toxins and neutralization of toxins. These treatment may be applied on both the physical and emotional levels.
Management of illness primarily consists of four procedures:
4) mental and spiritual healing.
Panchakarma is a major therapeutic cleansing procedure in Ayurveda. It cleanse the body, mind and emotions. ‘Pancha’ means ‘five’, and ‘karma’ means ‘actions’ or ‘process’. The five basic processes are: vomiting, purgatives or laxatives, medicated enemas, nasal administration of medication and purification of the blood.
Ayurvedic texts describe several components of Yoga such as ethical practices, physical-posture exercises, meditation practices, etc. The practice of Yoga alone or in combination with other Ayurvedic therapies has been noted in Ayurvedic texts as beneficial in certain diseases, such as hypertension, bronchial asthma, anxiety, neurosis, gastrointestinal disorders, headache, insomnia, obesity and depression. The efficiency of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems is also significantly enhanced by Yoga.
According to Ayurveda, there are 22 vital points on the upper extremities, 22 on the lower extremities, 12 in the abdominal areas, 14 in the back, and 37 in the neck and head. Manipulation and massage of these points has been used in Ayurveda to treat diseases and strengthen the body. Ayurvedic massage is the combination of massage with medicinal oils and acupressure. Because lipophilic materials can be easily absorbed through skin, medicated oil massage can be a very effective therapy. Specific medicated oils and types of strokes are chosen based on the disturbed dosas, body constitution, injury, and disease condition.
Ayurvedic massage is useful for general weakness, fatigue, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, tennis elbow, lumbago, frozen shoulder, backache sprains, and aches. Massage is also found useful for nervous system disorders, psychosis, drug addiction, gynecological disorders, menopausal syndrome, postdelivery recovery, myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, functional heart disease, cold hands and feet due to bad circulation, varicose veins, psychological problems, obesity, loss of weight, and disturbed digestive system.
Basically, Ayurvedic health care is based on the principle that body, mind, and soul must be in harmony for health and happiness. This traditional health-care system of India, is a complete and holistic heathcare system that contains both preventive and therapeutic aspects. It has a defined diagnostic system covering all physiological functions and organs, as well as specific treatments and management techniques for each disease. Although Ayurveda is thousands of years old, many of its core principles are consistent with modern medicine. Ayurvedic medicine offers a wealth of relatively effective, safe, and economic health-care therapies.
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