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The god of Ayurveda Dhanvantari.
.Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the 'science of life') is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent[1] and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.^ Ayurveda: Science of health and long life.

^ Ayurveda, as practiced in India, is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world.
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^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

[2] .In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda[3] consists of the words āyus, meaning 'life', and veda, meaning 'related to knowledge' or 'science'.[1] Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

^ The word "Ayurveda" is a tatpurusha compound of āyus "life" and veda "knowledge", and would roughly translate as the "Science of Life".
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^ Ayurveda: : Ayurveda an introduction - I Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayur, which means life; and veda, which means knowledge.

[4] The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India.[2] .The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era.^ The medical works of both Sushruta and Charaka were translated into the Arabic language during the Abbasid Caliphate (750 AD).
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^ Vagbhata—the son of a senior doctor by the name of Simhagupta—also compiled his works on traditional medicine.
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^ The most authentic compilation of his teachings and work is presently available in a treatise called Sushruta Samhita.
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[2] .Ayurvedic practitioners also identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.^ But then, the medicinal herbs that are used have well-known qualities and are effective for various types of diseases.
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^ Various approaches including daily and seasonal routines, herbal preparations, cleansing procedures, Transcendental Meditationa, and yoga.
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^ Ayurvedic medicinal herbs that are used have well-known qualities and are effective for various types of diseases says Sanjeev Pendharkar.
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.Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods, such as the use of herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment.^ People are now accepting this form of treatment as an alternative form of medicines.
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^ Although it is an Indian science, it has influenced many other forms of medicine, from traditional Chinese to Greek medicine—as such, Ayurveda is often referred to as “the mother of all healing.” .
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^ Experience Ayurvedic wellbeing through relaxing and restorative Panchakarma massage treatments and alternative medicine techniques at the LifeSpa Center in Boulder, Colorado.
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Contents

Overview

Traditional Indian ayurvedic spa in Goa.
Ayurveda doctor with patient
.Ayurveda is grounded in a metaphysics of the 'five great Elements' (Devanāgarī: [महा] पञ्चभूत; earth, water, fire, air and ether)—all of which compose the Universe, including the human body.^ According to Ayurveda, all matter in the universe, including our body and the food we eat, is comprised of a unique combination of the five great elements, or pancha mahabhutas – namely, Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
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^ The second is Tamas , the objective world of the five elements of sound, touch, vision, taste and smell – the five subtle elements that give rise to the dense elements of ether or space, air, fire, water and the earth – from which all matter of the physical world is derived.

^ Within the body, air (oxygen) is the basis for all energy transfer reactions and it is a key element required for fire to burn.
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[1] .Chyle (called Rasa dhatu), blood (called Rakta dhatu), flesh (called Mamsa dhatu), fat (called Medha dhatu), bone (called Asthi dhatu), marrow (called Majja dhatu), and semen or female reproductive tissue (called Shukra dhatu) are held to be the seven primary constituent elements (Devanāgarī: सप्तधातु) of the body.^ Shukra Dhatu The main aim of this reproductive tissue is to help reproduction and strengthen the body.
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^ The seven dhatus, or tissues, are responsible for sustaining the body.
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^ HEALTH & DISEASE According to Ayurveda, health exists, when the digestive fire (agni) is in a balanced condition, the bodily humors/doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) are in equilibrium, the 3 waste products/malas (urine, faeces, sweat) produced are eliminated normally, the seven bodily tissues/Dhatus (Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, Majja, Shukra) are functioning normally and mind, senses & consciousness are working harmoniously together.
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[7 ] .Ayurveda stresses a balance of three Humors or Energies: vata (wind/air), pitta (bile) and kapha (phlegm).^ Every individual's constitution has its own balance of Vata – Pitta – Kapha.
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^ The Pancha mahabhutas "-namely space, air, fire, water, and earth--manifest in the human physiology and psyche as three fundamental bio energies known as the three doshas From space and air comes Vata, which regulates our energies and movements.
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^ Ayurveda: Encyclopedia II - Ayurveda - Doshas The 3 main doshas (medical humours) are Vata (resembles the classical element air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (water).

.According to Ayurveda, these three regulatory principles— Doshas (Devanāgarī: त्रिदोष)—are important for health, because when they are in balanced state, the body is healthy, and when imbalanced, the body has diseases.^ When they are imbalanced, disease is caused.
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^ When the balance of these Mahabhutas in the body is disturbed disease resultsl.
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^ But, it is extremely rare to find a balanced state of all the three doshas .
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.Ayurveda hold that humans possess a unique combination of Doshas.^ Calming to all three doshas when used correctly, curry manjal possess the rare combination of a predominantly bitter rasa (taste), and a warm virya (energetic).

In Ayurveda, the human body perceives attributes of experiences as 20 Guna (Devanāgarī: गुण, meaning qualities).[8] Surgery and surgical instruments are employed.[8] .It is believed that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality.^ The pitha prakriti persons are prone to diseases of the digestive and metabolic systems.
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[8] .Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga, meditation, and massage.^ It includes in its consideration, longevity, rejuvenation and self-realization therapies through herbs, diet, exercise, yoga, massage, aromas, tantras, mantras, and meditation.
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^ Ayurveda combines yoga, meditation, food, natural preparations, cleansing and regenerative treatments.

^ Ayurveda was originally known to have been first developed and established 4000 years ago by the great sages who developed India's original systems of meditation and Yoga.
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[9] .Thus, body, mind, and spirit/consciousness need to be addressed both individually and in unison for health to ensue.^ These three basic principles govern all biological, physiological and physio-pathological functions of the body, mind and consciousness.
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^ The difference between the human body and the external world is the expression of Chaitanya or 'consciousness' or 'life spark' or 'spirit' or 'soul'.
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^ If you wish to lead a life free of both body and mind stress then yoga and meditation must form a part of your daily life routine.
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The practice of Panchakarma (Devanāgarī: पंचकर्म‌) is believed to eliminate toxic elements from the body.[10] Eight disciplines of Ayurveda treatment, called Ashtangas (Devanāgarī: अष्टांग), are given below:[11]
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  • Internal medicine (Kaaya-chikitsa)
  • Paediatrics (Kaumarabhrtyam)
  • Surgery (Shalya-chikitsa)
  • Treatment of diseases above the clavicle (Salakyam)
  • Demonic possession (Bhuta vidya): Bhuta vidya has been called psychiatry.^ Unlike traditional Western medicine, Ayurveda is not confined to healing of disease in a superficial treatment of symptoms.

    ^ This system of treatment also undertakes surgery and process of purification, called 'Punchakarma'.
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    ^ We’ve made our own treatment oils and internal medicines in the traditional way –by hand–from freshly-harvested botanicals.

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  • Toxicology (Agadatantram)
  • Prevention diseases and improving immunity and rejuvenation (rasayana)
  • Aphrodisiacs and improving health of progeny (Vajikaranam)

Dhanvantari

.Dhanvantari is an avatar of Vishnu from the Hindu tradition and God of Ayurvedic medicine.^ Jenny has a Master Herbalist Certificate (1800 hours), a Doctorate Degree in Ayurvedic Science (3200 hours) and has completed the coursework for her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACCHS in Oakland.
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^ Ayurvedic thinking exerted a strong influence during the formation of traditional Chinese medicine , which in turn influenced Ayurveda’s further development.

^ Traditional remedies based on Neem, Turmeric, Shankhpushpi, Sandalwood, Shatavari had been a part of the traditional Ayurvedic medicinal system since ancient times.
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[12] Dhanvantari was an early Indian medical practitioner and one of the world’s first surgeons. .Based on Vedic traditions, he is regarded as the source of Ayurveda.^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

^ Ayurveda which is a Sanskrit word means "the science of life" [Ayur – life & Veda – science] comes from the ancient Vedic tradition of India.
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^ Ayurveda which is a Sanskrit word meaning "the science of life" [Ayur – life & Veda – science] comes from the Vedic tradition of India.
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.He perfected many herbal based cures and natural remedies and was credited with the discovery of the antiseptic properties of turmeric and the preservative properties of salt which he incorporated in his cures.^ Traditional remedies based on Neem, Turmeric, Shankhpushpi, Sandalwood, Shatavari had been a part of the traditional Ayurvedic medicinal system since ancient times.
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Practices

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Several philosophers in India combined religion and traditional medicine—notable examples being that of Hinduism and Ayurveda.
^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

^ Unlike traditional Western medicine, Ayurveda is not confined to healing of disease in a superficial treatment of symptoms.

^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

Shown in the image is the philosopher Nagarjuna—known chiefly for his doctrine of the Madhyamika (middle path)—who wrote medical works The Hundred Prescriptions and The Precious Collection, among others.[13]
.Hinduism and Buddhism have been an influence on the development of many of Ayurveda's central ideas — particularly its fascination with balance, known in Buddhism as Madhyamika (Devanāgarī: माध्यमिक).^ Ayurvedic thinking exerted a strong influence during the formation of traditional Chinese medicine , which in turn influenced Ayurveda’s further development.

^ The roots of Ayurveda lie in the ancient Sankhya school of Indian philosophy, developed many thousands of years ago.

^ Ayurveda was originally known to have been first developed and established 4000 years ago by the great sages who developed India's original systems of meditation and Yoga.
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[14] .Balance is emphasized; suppressing natural urges is seen to be unhealthy, and doing so may almost certainly lead to illness.^ It emphasizes the capability of the individual for self-healing using natural remedies to restore balance.

[14] To stay within the limits of reasonable balance and measure is stressed upon.[14] Ayurveda places an emphasis on moderation in food intake, sleep, sexual intercourse, and the intake of medicine.[14]
Ayurveda incorporates an entire system of dietary recommendations.[1] Chopra (2003)—on the subject of Ayurveda dietetics—writes:[15]
Ayurvedic dietetics comprise a host of recommendations, ranging from preparation and consumption of food, to healthy routines for day and night, sexual life, and rules for ethical conduct. In contrast to contemporary practitioners of New Age Ayurveda, older Ayurvedic authors tended to be religiously neutral. Even Buddhist authors refrained from trying to convert the patient to follow their particular religious ways.
For diagnosis the patient is to be questioned and all five senses are to be employed.[16] The Charaka Samhita recommends a tenfold examination of the patient.[16] The qualities to be judged are: constitution, abnormality, essence, stability, body measurements, diet suitability, psychic strength, digestive capacity, physical fitness and age.[16] Hearing is used to observe the condition of breathing and speech.[7 ] The study of the vital pressure points or marma is of special importance.[8] It is the trauma science described in ayurveda. There are 107 different spots described and located on the body surface which produce different signs and symptoms. With respect to the underlying anatomical structures, the symptoms vary according to blunt or penetrating trauma. The severity of the symptoms and signs also depend on whether the injury is exactly on the marma point or slightly around it. These signs and symptoms are described by Sushruta and Wagbhatta.
Chopra (2003) identifies five influential criteria for diagnosis: 'origin of the disease, prodrominal (precursory) symptoms, typical symptoms of the fully developed disease, observing the effect of therapeutic procedures, and the pathological process'.[16]
Hygiene — also a component of religious virtue to many Indians — is a strong belief.[7 ] Hygienic living involves regular bathing, cleansing of teeth, skin care, and eye washing.[7 ] .Occasional anointing of the body with oil is also prescribed.^ In abhyanga-"to anoint" - specific oils are chosen for the head and body, according to skin type.
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Oils such as sesame and sunflower oil are extensively used in Ayurvedic medicine.
^ Not used for cooking, the fresh paste of kari manjal is used in internal medicines and medicinal oils.

^ Mara manjal is used in medicinal oils for treating skin diseases, and in lehyam (medicinal jams) for infections and other high pitta conditions.

^ Ayurveda or ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine in use primarily in the Indian subcontinent.

.Studies show that both these oils contain substantial amount of linoleate in triglyceride form.^ According to one study, approximately one in five US and Indian produced Ayurvedic medicine contained detectable amounts of at least one of these heavy metals.

Oils rich in linoleic acid may have antineoplastic properties.[17]
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Hundreds of vegetable drugs are used in Ayurvedic medicine—including cardamom and cinnamon.
^ Ayurveda or ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine in use primarily in the Indian subcontinent.

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Ayurveda stresses the use of vegetable drugs.[7 ] Fats are used both for consumption and for external use.[7 ] Hundreds of vegetable drugs are employed, including cardamom and cinnamon.[7 ] .Some animal products may also be used, for example milk, bones, and gallstones.^ Test tube and animal trials suggest that this combination product may strengthen the immune response .

[7 ] Minerals, including sulfur, arsenic, lead, copper sulfate and gold are also consumed as prescribed.[7 ] .This practice of adding minerals to herbal medicine is known as Rasa Shastra.^ Malayalee women’s traditional herbal home-medicine and nutrition practices, and the conservation status of the native plants women use for medicines .

In some cases alcohol is used as a narcotic for the patient undergoing an operation.[7 ] The advent of Islam introduced opium as a narcotic.[11] Both oil and tar are used to stop bleeding.[7 ] .Traumatic Bleeding is said to be stopped by four different methods [1] ligation of the vessel; [2] cauterisation by heat; [3] using different herbal or animal preparations locally which facilitate clotting; and, [4] different medical preparations which constrict the bleeding or oozing vessels.^ Generally, certain herbal medicated decoctions, teas and medicated oils are used.
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^ This method is different from the dietary approaches used in conventional medicine or the natural medicine systems that arose in the West (such as naturopathy).

.Different oils may be used in a number of ways including regular consumption as a part of food, anointing, smearing, head massage, and prescribed application to infected areas.^ In abhyanga-"to anoint" - specific oils are chosen for the head and body, according to skin type.
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^ Oils made for internal application, body application, and head application are each considered properly finished at a different moment of readiness.

^ The treatment starts with a body massage using herbal oils suitable for the individual's skin.
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.The proper function of channels (srotas) that transport fluids from one point to another within the body is seen as vital, and the lack of healthy srotas may lead to disease and insanity.^ Fire is the transformer of one thing into another and within the body it provides definite color, brightness and performs the process of digestion.
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^ We tend to see certain foods as healthy and others as unhealthy; in Ayurveda, what’s good for one person is bad for another and vice versa.

^ Regular elimination of these malas cleanses the body and maintains proper functioning of body systems.
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[20] Sushruta identifies that blockages of these channels may lead to rheumatism, epilepsy, paralysis, and convulsions as fluids and channels are diverted from their ideal locations.[20] Sweating is used as a means to open up the channels and dilute the Doshas causing the blockages and harming a patient. A number of ways to take steam bathing and other steam related cures are recommended so that toxins are released.[20]

History

The mantra ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ written on rocks. Chanting mantras has been a feature of Ayurveda since the Atharvaveda — a largely religious text — was compiled.[21]
Ayurveda traces its origins to the Vedas, Atharvaveda in particular, and is connected to Hindu religion.[22] The Sushruta Samhita of Sushruta appeared during the 1st millennium BC.[5] Dwivedi & Dwivedi (2007)— on the work of the surgeon Sushruta—write:[5]
The main vehicle of the transmission of knowledge during that period was by oral method. The language used was Sanskrit — the vedic language of that period (2000-500 BC). The most authentic compilation of his teachings and work is presently available in a treatise called Sushruta Samhita. .This contains 184 chapters and description of 1,120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.^ Once the plants mature, the women can prepare their traditional medicines knowing that they are sustaining the existence of valuable knowledge and culture, while caring for their health and the health of their family.

^ We developed our collection of live medicinal plants to include more than 120 varieties, including many rare species.

.Underwood & Rhodes (2008) hold that this early phase of traditional Indian medicine identified 'fever (takman), cough, consumption, diarrhea, dropsy, abscesses, seizures, tumours, and skin diseases (including leprosy)'.[7 ] Treatment of complex ailments, including angina pectoris, diabetes, hypertension, and stones, also ensued during this period.^ Mara manjal is used in medicinal oils for treating skin diseases, and in lehyam (medicinal jams) for infections and other high pitta conditions.

^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

^ We’ve made our own treatment oils and internal medicines in the traditional way –by hand–from freshly-harvested botanicals.

[5][23] Plastic surgery, cataract surgery, puncturing to release fluids in the abdomen, extraction of foreign elements, treatment of anal fistulas, treating fractures, amputations, cesarean sections, and stitching of wounds were known.[7 ] The use of herbs and surgical instruments became widespread.[7 ] .The Charaka Samhita text is arguably the principal classic reference.^ Two early texts of Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita.

^ Charaka Samhita, the cient authoritative text of Ayurveda has given due importance to them.
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.It gives emphasis to the triune nature of each person: body care, mental regulation, and spiritual/consciousness refinement.^ Just like the three doshas of body are the essential components of body, the three gunas - Satwa, Rajas, Tamas - are the essential components (or energies) of mind, describing the mental state of the mind of a person.
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^ It is clear from this definition of life that Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and social health.

^ Satwika individuals (having the Satwa guna) are usually very noble and spiritual in character, their nature and mood are determined by their body type as well the positioning of their stars.
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Cataract in Human Eye—magnified view seen on examination with a slit lamp. Cataract surgery was known to the physician Sushruta.[24] and was performed with a special tool called the Jabamukhi Salaka, a curved needle used to loosen the lens and push the cataract out of the field of vision.[24] The eye would later be soaked with warm butter and then bandaged.[24]
.Other early works of Ayurveda include the Charaka Samhita, attributed to Charaka.^ Two early texts of Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita.

^ Another early text of Ayurveda is the Sushruta Samhitā, which in addition to the Charaka Samhitā, served as the textual material in the ancient Universities of Takshashila and Nalanda.
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^ Charaka Samhita, the cient authoritative text of Ayurveda has given due importance to them.
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[7 ] .The earliest surviving excavated written material which contains the works of Sushruta is the Bower Manuscript, dated to the 4th century AD.[25] The Bower manuscript quotes directly from Sushruta and is of special interest to historians due to the presence of Indian medicine and its concepts in Central Asia.^ It also contains a knowledge of special herbs and substances (minerals and metals) that work on the subtler tissues, including the nerve and reproductive tissues.
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^ According to one study, approximately one in five US and Indian produced Ayurvedic medicine contained detectable amounts of at least one of these heavy metals.

[26] .Vagbhata, the son of a senior doctor by the name of Simhagupta,[27] also compiled his works on traditional medicine.^ Traditional and alternative medical doctors working together?

[7 ] Early Ayurveda had a school of physicians and a school of surgeons.[2] .Tradition holds that the text Agnivesh tantra, written by the sage Agnivesh, a student of the sage Bharadwaja, influenced the writings of Ayurveda.^ Ayurveda was first described by Agnivesha, in his book Agnivesh tantra .
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^ Ayurvedic thinking exerted a strong influence during the formation of traditional Chinese medicine , which in turn influenced Ayurveda’s further development.

^ Though the texts of classical Ayurveda were written with urbanites in mind, they are verily aranyakas in spirit, for they carry to city dwellers an urgent "back to Nature" message.
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The Chinese pilgrim Fa Hsien (ca. .337 - 422 AD) wrote about the health care system of the Gupta empire (320 - 550 AD) and described the institutional approach of Indian medicine, also visible in the works of Charaka, who mentions a clinic and how it should be equipped.^ Ayurveda is the 5000 years old Indian system of Medicine.
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^ Once the plants mature, the women can prepare their traditional medicines knowing that they are sustaining the existence of valuable knowledge and culture, while caring for their health and the health of their family.

^ Ayurveda: a system of the ancient knowledge (veda) of health and medicine that is so comprehensive it includes descriptions and drawings of the tools used in major surgeries.

[29] Madhava (700 AD), Sarngadhara (1300 AD), and Bhavamisra (1500 AD) compiled works on Indian medicine.[26] The medical works of both Sushruta and Charaka were translated into the Arabic language during the Abbasid Caliphate (750 AD).[30] These Arabic works made their way into Europe via intermediaries.[30] In Italy, the Branca family of Sicily and Gaspare Tagliacozzi (Bologna) became familiar with the techniques of Sushruta.[30]
British physicians traveled to India to see rhinoplasty being performed by native methods.[31] Reports on Indian rhinoplasty were published in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1794.[31] Joseph Constantine Carpue spent 20 years in India studying local plastic surgery methods.[31] Carpue was able to perform the first major surgery in the western world in 1815.[32] Instruments described in the Sushruta Samhita were further modified in the Western World.[32]

Current status

Within India

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.In 1970, the Indian Medical Central Council Act was passed by the Parliament of India, which aims to standardize qualifications for Ayurveda and provide accredited institutions for its study and research.^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

[33] .In India, over 100 colleges offer degrees in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

^ Ayurvedic thinking exerted a strong influence during the formation of traditional Chinese medicine , which in turn influenced Ayurveda’s further development.

^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

[9] .The Indian government supports research and teaching in Ayurveda through many channels at both the national and state levels, and helps institutionalize traditional medicine so that it can be studied in major towns and cities.^ Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life.

^ Unlike traditional Western medicine, Ayurveda is not confined to healing of disease in a superficial treatment of symptoms.

^ Ayurveda: (ancient Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): Ancient Hindu medical-metaphysical healing science based on the harmony of body, mind and universe through diet, exercise, herbs, and purification procedures.

[34] .The state-sponsored Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) is the premier institution for promotion of traditional medicine in India.^ Unlike traditional Western medicine, Ayurveda is not confined to healing of disease in a superficial treatment of symptoms.

^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

[35] The studies conducted by this institution encompass clinical, drug, literary, and family welfare research.[35].
The Bachelor of Ayurved, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) is the basic five-and-a-half year course of graduation. .It includes eighteen different subjects comprising courses on anatomy with cadever dissections, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, modern clinical medicine and clinical surgery,Pediatrics, along with subjects on Ayurveda like Charak samhita, history and evolution of ayurveda, identification and usage of herbs [Dravyaguna], and Ayurvedic philosophy in diagnostics and treatment.^ Herbs (both culinary and medicinal) are another mainstay of Ayurvedic treatment.

^ Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life.

^ Paranjpe P, Patki P, Patwardhan B. Ayurvedic treatment of obesity: a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

The practicing graduates are governed under different state laws.
Many clinics in urban and rural areas are run by professionals who qualify from these institutes.[33] .Mukherjee & Wahile cite World Health Organization statistics to demonstrate the popularity of traditional medicine as the primary system of health care.^ Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life.

^ Once the plants mature, the women can prepare their traditional medicines knowing that they are sustaining the existence of valuable knowledge and culture, while caring for their health and the health of their family.

^ Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, is one of the great healing traditions of the world.

[36] .In Sri Lanka, the number of traditional Ayurveda practitioners is greater than trained modern medicine professionals.^ Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life.

^ Unlike traditional Western medicine, Ayurveda is not confined to healing of disease in a superficial treatment of symptoms.

^ In modern India, Ayurveda is one of three widely available forms of medicine, along with homeopathy and conventional medicine.

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Outside India

.Academic institutions related to traditional medicine in India have contributed to Ayurveda's international visibility.^ Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life.

^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

^ Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, is one of the great healing traditions of the world.

[38] Kurup (2003) comments on the role of Gujarat Ayurved University:[38]
The Gujarat Ayurved University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with nine Ayurvedic institutes functioning in Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, and Germany to coordinate and facilitate the globalization of Ayurveda through academic collaboration. .Earlier, Medical (Ayu) Institute of Russia had signed the MoU with the government of India, in which Gujarat Aryurved University is also one of the implementing authorities.^ Paper presented at: Centre for Opthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; New Delhi, India; 1996.

.Ayurveda gained recognition in the Western world as medical scholars, notably Frank John Ninivaggi MD of Yale University School of Medicine, researched and outlined its various postulates in one major textbook suitable to Western academic science.^ Ayurveda: (ancient Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): Ancient Hindu medical-metaphysical healing science based on the harmony of body, mind and universe through diet, exercise, herbs, and purification procedures.

^ Research Sources – Bastyr University Botanical Medicine Monographs, Yoga of Herbs by David Frawley, www.drugs.com, www.herbalayurveda.com, www.pubmed.org .

^ Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world.

[39] In the United States of America, the NIH NCCAM expends some of its $123 million budget on Ayurvedic medicine research. In addition, the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, established by Dr. Scott Gerson, is an example of a Ayurveda research institute.[40] Gerson has published part of his work on the antifungal activities of certain Ayurvedic plants in academic journals.[41] The postulates and history of Ayurveda have also been outlined by foreign scholars such as Dominik Wujastyk in the United Kingdom.[42] Questionable practices in research involving financial gains have resulted in the questioning of some of the research and cases such as the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health have involved litigations.[43][44]

Journals

.A variety of peer reviewed journals focus on the topic of ayurvedic medicine, including the Theoretical and Experimental Journal of Ayurveda and Siddha (TEJAS; published between 1981 and 2008 as Ancient Science of Life)[45] the Journal of Research & Education in Indian Medicine (JREIM),[46] AYU (published quarterly)[47] and The International Journal for Ayurveda Research (published quarterly).^ Ayurveda: Science of health and long life.

^ The word "Ayurveda" is a tatpurusha compound of āyus "life" and veda "knowledge", and would roughly translate as the "Science of Life".
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^ The science of Ayurveda, like the science of Yoga, was inspired and developed by the great masters and seers of ancient India .

[48] None of the journals are PubMed indexed.

Patents

In December 1993, the University of Mississippi Medical Center had a patent issued to them by United States Patent and Trademark Office on the use of turmeric for healing.[49] .The patent was contested by India's industrial research organization, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (C.S.I.R), on the grounds that traditional Ayurvedic practitioners were already aware of the healing properties of the substance for centuries, making this patent a case of bio-piracy.^ Ayurveda (Ayurveda Medicine, Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic healthcare, Ayurvedic medicine, ayurvedism, Indian medicine, Science of Longevity, traditional Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): The medical phase of Hinduism.

^ The bottom line is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to make a scientifically grounded statement regarding the effectiveness of Ayurveda as a whole.

^ Agreement among Ayurvedic practitioners in the identification and treatment of three cases of inflammatory arthritis.

[50] The Government of India had become involved in promoting traditional medicine by 1997.[51] Sharma & Bodeker report on the various government activities in relation with Ayurveda:
In India the government became involved in traditional drug production when the Central Drug Research Institute patented two new drugs from ancient Ayurvedic formulas. One, a mixture of black pepper, long pepper, and ginger, allows for the dosage of the antibiotic rifampicin to be halved in the treatment of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections. The other is a memory tonic produced from the traditional plant called brahmi. Overseas patenting of turmeric and products of the neem tree caused controversy in India and other nations. In August the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled a U.S. patent on the wound-healing properties of turmeric when the Indian government proved that records had existed for this use for centuries.

Scientific evidence

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Chemical structure of curcumin used in Ayurvedic medicine.
^ Ayurveda (Devanagari: आयुर्वेद ) or ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine in use primarily in the Indian subcontinent.
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.Research suggests that Terminalia arjuna is useful in alleviating the pain of angina pectoris and in treating heart failure and coronary artery disease.^ Panchakarma is not only good for alleviating disease, but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health.
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^ Niruh-Asthapan (decoction enema) is used in, among other conditions, nervous diseases, gastrointestinal vata conditions, gout, certain fevers, syncope, certain urinary conditions, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases.
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Terminalia may also be useful in treating hypercholesterolemia.[52]
.As a traditional medicine, many Ayurveda products have not been tested in rigorous scientific studies and clinical trials.^ Ayurveda is also one among the few traditional systems of medicine involving surgery.
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[53] In India, research in Ayurveda is largely undertaken by the statutory body of the Central Government, the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), through a national network of research institutes.[54] A systematic review of Ayurveda treatments for rheumatoid arthritis concluded that there was insufficient evidence, as most of the trials were not done properly, and the one high-quality trial showed no benefits.[55] .A review of Ayurveda and cardiovascular disease concluded that while the herbal evidence is not yet convincing, the spices are appropriate, some herbs are promising, and yoga is also a promising complementary treatment.^ Today, Ayurveda has become accepted as a safe system for the holistic treatment of disease and maintenance of health.
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[56]
Some ayurvedic products, mainly herbs used for phytotherapy, have been tested with promising results. Turmeric and its derivative curcumin appears to have beneficial properties.[57] Tinspora cordifolia has been tested.[58] Among the medhya rasayanas (intellect rejuvenation), two varieties of Salvia have been tested in small trials; one trial provided evidence that Salvia lavandulifolia (Spanish sage) may improve word recall in young adults,[59] and another provided evidence that Salvia officinalis (Common sage) may improve symptoms in Alzheimer's patients.[60] In some cases, Ayurvedic medicine may provide clues to therapeutic compounds. For example, derivatives of snake venom have various therapeutic properties.[61] Many plants used as rasayana (rejuvenation) medications are potent antioxidants.[62] Neem appears to have beneficial pharmacological properties.[63]
Azadirachta indica—believed to have immunopotentiating abilities and used often as an anti-infective—has been found to enhance the production of IL-2 and increase immunity in human volunteers by boosting lymphocyte and T-cell count in three weeks.[64]
Black pepper and long pepper are combined with ginger to form the traditionaltrikatu mixture in Ayurveda. This mixture increases appetite, promotes the secretion of digestive juices, and cures certain gastric disorders, particularly Achlorhydria and Hypochlorhydria.[65]
.Mitra & Rangesh (2003) hold that cardamom and cinnamon stimulate digestive enzymes that break down polymeric macromolecules in the human body.^ The basic element of water is present in all body fluids, such as, plasma, saliva, digestive juices and enzymes.
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[18] .Research suggests that Terminalia arjuna is useful in alleviating the pain of angina pectoris and in treating heart failure and coronary artery disease.^ Panchakarma is not only good for alleviating disease, but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health.
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^ Niruh-Asthapan (decoction enema) is used in, among other conditions, nervous diseases, gastrointestinal vata conditions, gout, certain fevers, syncope, certain urinary conditions, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases.
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[52] Terminalia arjuna may also be useful in treating hypercholesterolemia.[52] Honey is used as a local application on diabetic sloughy wounds with granulation healing. Ayurvedic doctors use honey - both vrana shodhana (cleansing) and vrana ropana (healing) - especially in dirty, discharging, sloughy diabetic wounds not responding to any antibiotics.
Richard Dawkins has a critique of the use of Ayurveda in the West.

Safety

Major safety concerns include adulteration of herbal medicines with toxic metals, and intrinsic toxicity of herbal medications. .Some traditional Ayurvedic treatments use toxic metals, herbs, and minerals as part of their remedies.^ It also contains a knowledge of special herbs and substances (minerals and metals) that work on the subtler tissues, including the nerve and reproductive tissues.
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.Rasa Shastra, the practice of adding metals, minerals or gems to herbs, increases the likelihood of toxic metals such as lead, mercury, or arsenic in the remedy.^ It also contains a knowledge of special herbs and substances (minerals and metals) that work on the subtler tissues, including the nerve and reproductive tissues.
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[66] .There is evidence that using some Ayurvedic medicines, especially those involving herbs, metals, minerals, or other materials involves potentially serious risks, including toxicity.^ It also contains a knowledge of special herbs and substances (minerals and metals) that work on the subtler tissues, including the nerve and reproductive tissues.
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^ Ayurveda (Devanagari: आयुर्वेद ) or ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine in use primarily in the Indian subcontinent.
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^ In 1989 I was attending a conference on Yoga and medicine in Mumbai.There were a number of Indian medical doctors on the panel but, strangely as a Westerner, I was the only Ayurvedic speaker.
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[53][67] .Adverse reactions to herbs due their pharmacology are described in traditional Ayurveda texts, but Ayurvedic practitioners are reluctant to admit that herbs could be toxic and the reliable information on herbal toxicity is not easily available.^ Charaka Samhita, the cient authoritative text of Ayurveda has given due importance to them.
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[68]
A 2004 study found toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic in 20% of Ayurvedic preparations that were made in South Asia for sale around Boston and extrapolated the data to America. It concluded that excess consumption of these products could cause health risks.[69] A 2008 study of more than 230 products found that approximately 20% of remedies (and 40% of rasa shastra medicines) purchased over the internet from both US and Indian suppliers contained lead, mercury or arsenic.[66][70][71]
Traditionally the toxicity of these materials are believed to be reduced through processes such as samskaras or shodhanas (for metals), which is similar to the Chinese pao zhi, although the Ayurvedic technique is more complex and may involve prayers as well as physical pharmacy techniques.[72] Rigorous evidence that the metals may be rendered nontoxic is not available, and case reports describe adverse effects to these metals.[66]
Following concerns about metal toxicity, the Government of India ruled that Ayurvedic products must specify their metallic content directly on the labels of the product.[73] The harmful effects of the samples is attributed in part to the adulterated raw material and lack of workers trained in traditional medicine.[74] In a letter to the Indian Academy of Sciences, director of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune Patwardhan Bhushan stated that the metal adulteration is due to contamination and carelessness during the much faster modern manufacturing processes, and does not occur with traditional methods of preparation.[75] .Publication of the levels of contamination found in the products has resulted in the decline of Ayurveda in India and abroad.^ Name: Sumedha Mane Product Reviewed: Ayurveda I have found ayurved most helpful personally, not just in weight loss particularly, but in all areas of health.

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  1. The traditional Hindu science of health and medicine

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Introduction

.Ayurveda (pronounced eye-yur-VAY-dah) is the art of healthy living that enables you to create harmony in daily life by applying self- knowledge and self-care.^ Thus Ayurveda is the knowledge concerning the maintenance of a long and healthy life.
  • Ayurveda-Home page, Philosophy, Tri-Dosha, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Prakruti, Vikruti,Key Concepts of Ayurveda, Digestion, Agni, Ojas, Ama, Malas, Prana, Tastes, Herbs,Ayurvedic Diagnosis, Safety 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indianfoodsco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to this perspective, Ayurveda is concerned with measures to protect "ayus", which includes healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.
  • All About Ayurveda 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.agapetea.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ayurveda, the science of life, is both systematized knowledge and practical wisdom, an art of healthy living that encompasses all phases of life, body, mind, and spirit.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The word, Ayurveda, in Sanskrit, and literally means "The Science of Life". Inherent in Ayurvedic principles is the concept that a person is capable of taking charge of ones own life and healing.^ Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old science of life and healing from India.

^ Ayurveda: Science of health and long life.

^ The word Ayurveda has derived from AYU and VEDA. AYU means life VEDA means Science or knowledge.
  • Introduction of Ayurveda & History 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.ayurveda.gov.lk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ayurveda comes from ancient texts, but these principles are just as applicable today in our society as they were when they were originally recorded in India.^ These principles are a key to healing with Ayurveda.
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^ The science of Ayurveda, like the science of Yoga, was inspired and developed by the great masters and seers of ancient India .

^ A friend told Rita about Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India.

.Ayurvedic living occurs when a person recognizes ones basic nature and live according to this true self.^ How one of the guna interacts over the others depends on the nature of a person or object.
  • AYURVEDA: Hindu Healing 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.educ.uvic.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ One study did attempt to test the effectiveness of whole-person Ayurvedic treatment.

^ According to Ayurveda even one can not name a disease still, can treat if he could find out the nature of imbalance occurred in the body.
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.The Ayurvedic approach to life involves listening to and addressing the unique needs of your body, recognizing and balancing your mental and emotional states and deepening your connection with your spirit your essential self.^ While conventional western medicine is still grounded in the paradigm of mind-body separation, Ayurveda holds that health is more than the absence of disease; it is a dynamic state of balance and integration of body, mind and spirit.
  • Ayurveda, The Harmony of Nature | Med Trava's Ayurveda Partners India 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.medtrava.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eating according to Ayurveda is a learning process, that involves: + learning the properties of foods + listening to your body, to see not only the reaction to certain foods, but also the signs of possible imbalance + matching the foods you eat to your individual state and needs.
  • Living and Raw Foods: Ayurveda and Raw Foods: Notes 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.living-foods.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit; thus, some view it as "holistic."
  • Ayurveda-Home page, Philosophy, Tri-Dosha, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Prakruti, Vikruti,Key Concepts of Ayurveda, Digestion, Agni, Ojas, Ama, Malas, Prana, Tastes, Herbs,Ayurvedic Diagnosis, Safety 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indianfoodsco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You are the only one who can do this, because you are the only one who will truly benefit from your actions or suffer from your abuses.^ Take a Self Assessment Quiz : Take one of our fun quizzes to learn your Body Type, Skin Type, Skin Imbalance and the best remedies for you.
  • LifeSpa Ayurveda: Alternative Medicine & Massage 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.lifespa.com [Source type: General]

^ One, because it is not necessary and two, it causes condensation to form inside the jar as you take it in and out of the refrigerator.
  • Ghee � An Ayruvedic Perspective 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.amritaveda.com [Source type: General]

It all begins with knowing oneself.

Principles

.Ayurveda recognizes three main energies that combine to form all things in the universe.^ Although it is an Indian science, it has influenced many other forms of medicine, from traditional Chinese to Greek medicine—as such, Ayurveda is often referred to as “the mother of all healing.” .
  • Ayurveda, The Harmony of Nature | Med Trava's Ayurveda Partners India 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.medtrava.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In modern India, Ayurveda is one of three widely available forms of medicine, along with homeopathy and conventional medicine.

^ Triguna has been personal physician to the Indian Prime Minister, and presided as President of the All India Ayurveda Congress – the main official authority on Ayurveda in India.
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Ayurveda names these basic energies
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
.These are recognized as being fundamental to all life and are seen in the processes of growth, maintenance, and decay.^ Righteous life, (Dharma), Wealth (Artha), fulfillment of desires (Kama) and attainment of salvation (Moksha), all these four factors depends on a healthy life.
  • Introduction of Ayurveda & History 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.ayurveda.gov.lk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Impulses of intelligence - thinking and emotions -are constantly being translated into chemicals produced by the brain which, in turn, regulate all bodily processes.
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^ It not only deals with medical science, but also with the social, ethical, intellectual, and spiritual life of all living beings.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine in Berkeley and East Bay at Medicine Buddha Healing Center: San Francisco Bay Area's Source for East Indian Ayurveda Practitioners, Tibetan Medicine Doctors and Chinese Herbalists Acupuncturists 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda-francisco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Their actions are named anabolism, metabolism, and catabolism in the western sciences <reference needed>.^ Excess Pitta disturbs metabolism, excess Kapha increases the rate of anabolism and excess Vata creates emaciation (catabolism).
  • What body type are you a Vata Pitta or Kapha 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indiaoz.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Together, the tridosha governs all metabolic activities; anabolism (Kapha), catabolism (Vata), and metabolism (Pitta).
  • What body type are you a Vata Pitta or Kapha 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indiaoz.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Life, light, and love exemplify all these energies and are found in our environments at every moment on every level.^ Righteous life, (Dharma), Wealth (Artha), fulfillment of desires (Kama) and attainment of salvation (Moksha), all these four factors depends on a healthy life.
  • Introduction of Ayurveda & History 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.ayurveda.gov.lk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, all the five elements are present on every level of our physiology, starting with a single cell.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These qualities are found both in the world around us and in our bodies.
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.These energies combine in limitless ways to create the unique qualities of each individual.^ Kapha individuals display these qualities in various ways.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These five elements when joined in different combinations form three biological humors or doshas that form the nature of an individual, known as the body’s composition or prakriti .
  • :: BAPS 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC herbal.baps.org [Source type: Reference]

^ While we are a composite of these five elements, certain elements are seen to have ability to combine to create various physiological functions.
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.When you become aware of these qualities within yourself, you take the first steps toward creating a healthy life.^ Treatment Process As a first step, you can undergo an AyurVaid Comprehensive Health Check-up or directly attend an Integrated Specialty Clinic of your choice.
  • Ayurveda, The Harmony of Nature | Med Trava's Ayurveda Partners India 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.medtrava.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In short, make yoga, meditation and ayurved, inseparable part of your life and add little, little of so many things and you will have a long and healthy life.
  • :: VICCO Laboratories:: Ayurveda 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.viccolabs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Which professes that behind all creation there is a state of pure existence or awareness, which is beyond time and space, has no beginning or end, and no qualities.

.Ayurveda assists you in identifying these energies in your body and shows you how to more fully experience their gifts and to gain freedom from their limitations.^ This will help us lose those extra pounds and reduce cravings - but more importantly - to get back to having stable energy and moods because fat is your body's calm, steady and detoxifying fuel.
  • LifeSpa Ayurveda: Alternative Medicine & Massage 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.lifespa.com [Source type: General]

^ Eating according to Ayurveda is a learning process, that involves: + learning the properties of foods + listening to your body, to see not only the reaction to certain foods, but also the signs of possible imbalance + matching the foods you eat to your individual state and needs.
  • Living and Raw Foods: Ayurveda and Raw Foods: Notes 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.living-foods.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Take a Self Assessment Quiz : Take one of our fun quizzes to learn your Body Type, Skin Type, Skin Imbalance and the best remedies for you.
  • LifeSpa Ayurveda: Alternative Medicine & Massage 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.lifespa.com [Source type: General]

.By working with the body's unique nature, you are able to create true health.^ The prakriti is a person's unique combination of physical and psychological characteristics and the way the body functions to maintain health.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction [NCCAM Backgrounder] 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC nccam.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]
  • Ayurveda-Home page, Philosophy, Tri-Dosha, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Prakruti, Vikruti,Key Concepts of Ayurveda, Digestion, Agni, Ojas, Ama, Malas, Prana, Tastes, Herbs,Ayurvedic Diagnosis, Safety 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indianfoodsco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This science true to its name is well accepted as a natural and effective way of keeping the body healthy and free of toxins.
  • Ayurveda, The Harmony of Nature | Med Trava's Ayurveda Partners India 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.medtrava.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maintenance of health Prevention of disease Harmonization of body and mind Natural treatments Holistic and complimentary healing techniques .

.In the Ayurvedic approach to life and health, we recognize how these energies are at work at each moment in our bodies and minds.^ AD) wrote about the health care system of the Gupta empire (320 - 550 AD) and—in the process—described the institutional approach of Indian medicine which is also visible in the works of Charaka, who mentions a clinic and how it should be equipped.
  • ayurveda.in 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ayurveda, the science of life, is both systematized knowledge and practical wisdom, an art of healthy living that encompasses all phases of life, body, mind, and spirit.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just like the three doshas of body are the essential components of body, the three gunas - Satwa, Rajas, Tamas - are the essential components (or energies) of mind, describing the mental state of the mind of a person.
  • Hotels Kerala Ayurveda Resorts Kerala,Ayurveda in Kerala,Kerala Ayurveda,Ayurveda Beach Resort 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.abadhotels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When we recognize this, we can begin to create balance for ourselves by countering the destructive forces with positive actions.^ Seasonal abnormalities, improper exercise or erratic application of sense organs and incompatible actions of the body and mind can also result in creating disturbance of the existing normal balance.
  • Kerala Ayurveda Tours, Ayurveda Tourism India, India Health and Rejuvenation Travel Guide, Indian Ayurvedic Tour Packages 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.india-tourism.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Through the action of the tridosha we replicate the great Cosmic Forces in our own bodies and participate in the eternal cosmic dance of creation, maintenance, and destruction.
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.And also it is called as the "panchama veda",(there are four vedas in hinduism ie.rig vedam ,yajurveda,adarvana veda,sama vede ).And it given the daily regiman to human life, which will helps the human being alive!^ When numbers are destroyed, there are no such designations as the Middle Way or as confusion and enlightenment; this is called the Level of Being First in the World."
  • Ayurvedic Medicine in Berkeley and East Bay at Medicine Buddha Healing Center: San Francisco Bay Area's Source for East Indian Ayurveda Practitioners, Tibetan Medicine Doctors and Chinese Herbalists Acupuncturists 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda-francisco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It can rightfully be called “The acquaintance of living.” Ayurveda traces its etymology to Ayur, that means Life, and veda, which means knowledge.

^ Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine .

--Sivagg2002 18:52, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Mechanism of action

.With Ayurveda, we acknowledge that beneficial daily habits are different for each person, because each person is a unique combination of these three energies.^ Just like the three doshas of body are the essential components of body, the three gunas - Satwa, Rajas, Tamas - are the essential components (or energies) of mind, describing the mental state of the mind of a person.
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^ Ayurveda practitioners call this "dosha imbalance," and try to identify diseases based on these off-kilter energy patters.
  • Ayurveda | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ For the moment, let us look a little more deeply into the characteristics of these three basic energies of life.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Everybody has all three energies- though people experience each of them to a greater or lesser degree.^ All people have all of these three doshas, but one of them is usually primary, one secondary, and the third least prominent.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha These five great elements combine into three basic energies or functional principles, which are present, in varying degrees, in everything and everybody.
  • Ayurveda: 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.orbz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ayurveda can be a mirror that reflects our true nature and maps out the path for a return to the lives of vitality that we are meant to have.^ Ayurveda teaches us to understand our body; our particular nature; and our individual mixture of elements at a deep physical, mental and emotional level.

^ Ayurveda, the 'yogic form of healing', is aimed at bringing us back into harmony with our true Self or Atman .

^ This is a beautiful gesture, as the plants become a living reminder of our interdependence with one another and with nature.

.Everyday Ayurveda would like to assist you on this healing journey by providing more information for discovering your underlying nature using Ayurvedic principles.^ We look forward to welcoming you to Rasa Ayurveda Traditional Healing Centre for Women ~ .

^ You will find a wealth of information on topics including Herbal Remedies, Ayurvedic Herbs, Natural Cosmetics, Rejuvenation Therapies, Herbal Diet, Meditation, Yoga Styles and more..
  • Ayurveda and Yoga Blog - Herbal Remedy | Holistic Health 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.ayurvedictalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Along with Michael, Jenny assists with the Distance Learning Program of the Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute and serves on its faculty.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine in Berkeley and East Bay at Medicine Buddha Healing Center: San Francisco Bay Area's Source for East Indian Ayurveda Practitioners, Tibetan Medicine Doctors and Chinese Herbalists Acupuncturists 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda-francisco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Once you are familiar with this, you can bring balance to the body through the foods you eat and how you eat them, daily practices including exercise, rest and massage, and five-sense therapies utilizing color, aroma, taste, touch, and sounds.^ Touch : The touch therapy involves applying massage (abhyanga), yoga and exercise.
  • Ayurveda, Ayurveda in Rajasthan - India, Ayurveda Packages 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indovacations.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Maharishi Ayurveda approach to healthy eating teaches how to get in touch with the body's real needs regarding food intake and also how to achieve maximum satisfaction and enjoyment from the food eaten.
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^ It includes in its consideration, longevity, rejuvenation and self-realization therapies through herbs, diet, exercise, yoga, massage, aromas, tantras, mantras, and meditation.
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Your health is your business!
.Everyday Ayurveda provides introductory classes on Ayurvedic principles and how you can apply these principles to live a fully balanced life.^ While it might be hard to fathom how a system of medicine 5,000 years old can apply to us today, as an Ayurvedic traditionalist, I find comfort...
  • Ayurveda | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ It is a therapy which teaches us to keep our physical, mental and spiritual health in balance to live a long, happy and healthy life.
  • :: BAPS 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC herbal.baps.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Ayurveda provides a clear, concise, cohesive procedure to help people restore balance and health in their mind and body in a natural way.
  • Ayurveda, Ayurveda in Rajasthan - India, Ayurveda Packages 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.indovacations.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ayurveda is an affordable, accessible daily practice for creating health and harmony in your body and in your environment.^ The central importance of the mind-body relationship for health which Maharishi Ayurveda highlights used to be an integral part of Ayurveda, but had been forgotten for centuries .
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^ What if your body came with its own owner’s manual - a personalized guide for optimum health maintenance and disease prevention?
  • Ayurveda | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ It is clear from this definition of life that Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and social health.

.Once you begin to incorporate these principles in your daily activities, you will see positive benefits in every aspect of your life.^ You can do it while working, while playing, while going through your daily chores.
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^ In short, make yoga, meditation and ayurved, inseparable part of your life and add little, little of so many things and you will have a long and healthy life.
  • :: VICCO Laboratories:: Ayurveda 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.viccolabs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you wish to lead a life free of both body and mind stress then yoga and meditation must form a part of your daily life routine.
  • :: VICCO Laboratories:: Ayurveda 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC www.viccolabs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is not one food, herb, or activity that is Ayurvedic.^ With that knowledge we are able to identify activities, conditions, herbs and foods that either keep us healthy and in balance, or make us ill and throw us out of balance.

.You already have many practices that create balance in your life.^ If your act of giving carries with it the thought, I practice giving and have done many meritorious and virtuous deeds, or if you are aware of the receiver, or of the goods given, then you have not left the mark of giving.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine in Berkeley and East Bay at Medicine Buddha Healing Center: San Francisco Bay Area's Source for East Indian Ayurveda Practitioners, Tibetan Medicine Doctors and Chinese Herbalists Acupuncturists 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda-francisco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In short, make yoga, meditation and ayurved, inseparable part of your life and add little, little of so many things and you will have a long and healthy life.
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^ If you wish to lead a life free of both body and mind stress then yoga and meditation must form a part of your daily life routine.
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.When this brings clarity and healing at the deepest level, you are practicing Ayurveda.^ We look forward to welcoming you to Rasa Ayurveda Traditional Healing Centre for Women ~ .

^ Ayurveda, the 'yogic form of healing', is aimed at bringing us back into harmony with our true Self or Atman .

^ Several practical considerations may be of use and interest to actualize the practice of generosity at the Medicine Buddha Healing Center and the Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine in Berkeley and East Bay at Medicine Buddha Healing Center: San Francisco Bay Area's Source for East Indian Ayurveda Practitioners, Tibetan Medicine Doctors and Chinese Herbalists Acupuncturists 10 February 2010 11:49 UTC ayurveda-francisco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Simple English

History of ayurveda:- Ayurveda is an ancient medical science. The word, ayurveda is composed of two words of Sanskrit, ayur (meaning life) and veda (meaning knowledge). Thus Ayurveda is a medical science of Ancient India. It deals with matters relating to health, day-to-day life and longevity (long life). Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine and medication, based on experience and observation. This system of medicine and medication is more than 3000 years old. According to mythological story, Dhanvantari was the first physician to use ayurveda. In modern India also, Ayurveda is being used. It has also reached outside Indiain countries like UAE, Saudi arabia and several persons from other countries also take advantage of ayurveda.



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