Ayurveda is the eternal Vedic science of life, the traditional
natural healing system of India. The concept of Ayurveda is
not just medical treatment or diagnosis of a diseased condition
but much more than that. Ayurveda is a set of practical, simple
guidelines, for long life and good health. Using them you
can bring your body and mind to perfect balance. Ayurveda
has a theoretical basis but is overwhelmingly practical in
nature. It includes the total concept of life both man and
environment. Ayurvedic science is referred to as 'science
of life' as the word Ayurveda is composed of two words Ayu
and Veda where Ayu means life and Veda means science. Thus
Ayurveda means 'science of life'. It teaches us how an individual
can stay in harmony with nature, and enhance their health.
The content of Ayueveda has developed over thousands of years
of human evolution. Today, Ayurveda is at the forefront of
mind-body medicines. Ayurveda has spread far beyond its traditional
base and is gaining attention throughout the world. Ayurveda
with its understanding of life and consciousness becomes the
medicine of the future.
Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life.
Ayurvedic medicines are based on the principle that every
individual has a unique constitution that related to his vital
energies translated into Ayurvedic terminology as doshas.
Ayurveda mainly composed of eight clinical specialties.
They are as follows:
• General medicine
• Treatment of head and neck
• Rejuvenation therapy
• Reproductive medicine
The main aims of Ayurveda are to
• To prevent diseases
• To treat and cure diseases
And both these are aimed towards the promotion of health on
As we refer to Ayurveda as a holistic system of medicine and
health native to ancient India. Ayurveda has not restricted
itself as the path, which treats diseases but being the science
of life has covered all the aspects necessary to maintain
health and to restore it when inflicted with a disease. There
are certain rules and regulations of Ayurveda, which are nothing
but guidelines, which are to be followed to remain fit, refrain
from diseases and lead a healthy life.