Ayurveda word is made from word Ayur which means Life , this literally translates as 'science of life' or 'knowledge of life' and has its foundation in the Vedas.
Ayurvedic medicine or Ayur Vigyan -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in ancient India, the Indus Valley. The entire treatment under this is based on 3 Elements of Vataa( Vaayu) , Pitta & Kapha
Ayurveda Applications is the oldest and the most developed life-science of natural healing in the world. Ayurveda Applications is the eternal wisdom of the ancient sages who received this science as the divine blessing. This is not merely a system of healing, but an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the entire personality - body, mind and soul. This wisdom is based on the perfect wholeness of cosmic consciousness experienced through spiritual introspection and meditation.
Ayurveda is giving prime importance to changes regarding food, regimens, exercise, sleep, cloth according to the season. It will help the body and mind to maintain the strength. Among this food have a vital role to remain swasta [heath] and cure disease. The varsha rituu [rainy season] water sources are highly polluted, atmosphere air is too moist and cold, all food items are watery and very difficult to digest. So the traditional Kerala Ayurvedic physicians developed a highly nutritional, light and balanced diet for this period. According to the season we provide a Gruel which will kindle the Jataragni, improve the immune system and help to abolish all ailments.
It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to identify the root cause of the ailment & promote good health, rather than suppressing the disease.
Ayurvedic Key Concepts
According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe – Sentient or Insentient being or say living or not -- is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.
For followers of Ayurveda, anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe. Some things that can cause a disruption include:
• Climate and seasonal change
• Emotions disorders
How your body works to keep you healthy and your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body's constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti is believed to stay the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.
Every person is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe:
These elements combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. The three doshas are:
• Vata dosha (space and air)
• Pitta dosha (fire and water)
• Kapha dosha (water and earth)
Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. One dosha is usually more dominant. Each dosha controls a different body function. It is believed that your chances of getting sick are linked to the balances or rather imbalances of these doshas.The disease will be then dependent on the dosha which is more prominent . Thus treatment is done by identifying this & by treating the imbalance.