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Ayurveda (1)

  1. 1. AYURVEDA
  2. 2. AYURVEDA Ayurveda can be defined as a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain health in a person by keeping the individuals body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature.
  3. 3. What is the Meaning of Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words "ayus" and "veda." "Ayus" means life and "Veda" means knowledge or science. The term "ayurveda" thus means the knowledge of life or the science of life. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, "ayu" comprises the mind, body, senses and the soul.
  4. 4. Origin Widely regarded as the oldest form of healthcare in the world, Ayurveda is an intricate medical system that originated in India thousands of years ago. The fundamentals of Ayurveda can be found in Hindu scriptures called the Vedas — the ancient Indian books of wisdom. The Rig Veda, which was written over 6,000 years ago, contains a series of prescriptions that can help humans overcome various ailments.
  5. 5. What does Ayurveda do to you? The aim of this system is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life. This can be summed up as follows:  To protect health and prolong life  To eliminate diseases and dysfunctions of the body
  6. 6. What are the Basic Principles of Ayurveda? Ayurveda is based on thepremise that the universe is made up of five elements
  7. 7. Five Elements Air
  8. 8. ElementsFire
  9. 9. Elements Water
  10. 10. Elements Earth
  11. 11. Elements Ether
  12. 12. Doshas or energies  These elements are represented in humans by three "doshas", or energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  13. 13. What is Tridosha or the Theory of Bio-energiesVata
  14. 14. TridoshaKapha
  15. 15. Tridosha Pitta
  16. 16. Panchakarma
  17. 17. Unwanted Toxins Therapeutic vomiting or emesis (Vaman) Purgation (Virechan) Enema (Basti) Elimination of toxins through the nose (Nasya) Bloodletting or detoxification of the blood (Rakta moksha)
  18. 18. Panchakarma

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