Ayurveda is the Sanskrit translation of “Knowledge of Life”. The main pillars of the ayurveda makes entire ecosystem interlinked with life. The art, science of ayurveda is to work to equalize our internal and external worlds.
Our five senses are the portals of connecting internal and external worlds. The five great elements will enter and exit through these portals and make the body mind work. Ayurveda breaks down these five elements in to three principles. In sanskrit Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
All the things we are experiencing a physical substance, a thought or an emotion has some sort of qualities. The ancient ayurvedic books classify these qualities as gunas in sanskrit. There are 10 pairs of qualities with opposites therefor theoretically everything in the universe can be described using these gunas or qualities including doshas. The foundation of ayurvedic treatment relies upon identifying what dosha and gunas are with your body. The excessive guna or dosha will imbalance your body leading to a disease.
There are eight branches in ayurveda
- Kaayachikitsa – Internal Medicine
- Baalachikitsa – Pediatrics
- Bhuta Vidya – Psychiatry
- Shalakya Tantra – Ear, Nose and Throat Treatment
- Shalya Tantra – Surgery (not practiced in the United States today)
- Vishagara Vairodh Tantra – Toxicology
- Jarachikitsa/Rasayana – Geriatrics and Rejuvenation
- Vajikarana — Aphrodisiac Therapy, Fertility, and Conception
Ayurveda offers one of the world’s comprehensive cleansing treatments. The medicine for the treatments always uses herbal plant based material. This will effect on having 0% side effects as the modern medicine.