Samadasha samaagni samadhatu malakriya
Prasanna atama Indrya Manha ˜Swatha Iti Abhidiayate
[Sushrutsamhita]
 

Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, is accepted as the oldest scientific medical system, with a long record of clinical treatments. Apart from being a mere doctrine for medical treatment, Ayurveda shows a way to protect and maintain health, to cure diseases and to lead a healthy long life.

Ayurveda considers an individual as a combination of body, mind and soul. It believes that no two individuals are alike, and hence recommends different treatment for each individual based on their individual constitutions though they may have similar symptoms.

Ayurvedic medical system recognizes that an Absolute Source (Paramatma) is the origin of all wisdom and intelligence. Manifestation of health is the outcome of the grace of Abolute (Paramatma) acting through the laws of nature (Prakriti). Ayurveda helps in promoting harmony between the nature and the individual by helping an individual to lead a life which is in balance with the laws of nature.

Ayurveda explains that three universal fundamental energies regulates all the natural process on microcosmic and macrocosmic levels and the effect of these energies in various star systems and galaxies will in-turn have an impact on human physiology. These universal energies are called Tridosha.

2 Responses to “Introduction to Ayurveda”

  1. Ayurveda is the science of life.The science which study life for healthy living and which cure the disease condition is Ayurveda.

  2. Very brief but nice introduction indeed.