Ayurveda is a complementary system of healing; It is not a substitute for Western allopathic medicine. It can be used in conjunction with Western medicine to strengthen a person and make him less prone to disease.
To understand what Ayurveda is? I will say that: It is a natural system of medicine originating in India for over 5,000 years. It is called "The mother of all healing." The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words Ayur (life) and Veda (science or knowledge).
Then Ayurveda translates into the knowledge of life. It is based on the disease caused by an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, promoting some interventions in the style of life and natural therapies to restore the balance between body, mind, spirit.
The structure of the inner balance of Ayurveda emphasizes prevention and promotes health through balance in life, and the use of herbs. Internal as well as external factors act in us to disturb this balance and are reflected as an imbalance. Emotional and physical stresses influence emotional states, as well as food, work, and family relationships. Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; the disease is disorder. Within the body, there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. That is why it is important to understand the nature and structure of disorder because it is here that order can be restored.
How to have Balance of the three main energies of the body ... Vasant Lad, BAMS, MAS, indicates in his article Ayurveda: A brief introduction and guide that: “Ayurveda determines three functional principles present in everyone and everything. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are closely related to the biology of our bodies. Energy is required to create movement so fluids and nutrients reach the cells, allowing the body to function.
Vata is the energy of movement; pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and Kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure. We all have qualities of Vata, pitta, and Kapha, but one is usually primary, one secondary, and the third is usually the least prominent. Now, the cause of disease in Ayurveda is considered a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of Vata, pitta, or Kapha. In Ayurveda, body, mind, and consciousness work together to maintain balance. Learning to balance body, mind, and consciousness requires understanding how Vata, pitta, and Kapha work together.
Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement, made up of Space and Air. It governs respiration, blinking, the movement of muscles and tissues, the pulsation of the heart, and all movements of the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, Vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, Vata produces fear and anxiety.
Pitta expresses itself as the body's metabolic system, made up of fire and water. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism, and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred, and jealousy.
Kapha is the energy that forms the structure of the body (bones, muscles, tendons) and provides the "glue" that holds cells together, formed from Earth and Water. Kapha supplies the water for all body parts and systems. Lubricates the joints, hydrates the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, Kapha expresses itself as love, calm, and forgiveness. Unbalanced, it leads to attachment, greed, and envy”.
The purpose, without a doubt, is to help us live in balance and reduce disorder, in order to increase resistance to disease, reduce worries, and increase harmony in life. Herbal uses in infusions generate positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with conventional medical care.
So we can find healing in Ayurveda ... being a system that focuses on providing tools and practices to create health. Yes, we can acquire a benefit in achieving optimal health.
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If you want to learn more about Ayurveda, I advise Vasant Lad’s book, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing.
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