What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda (Ayu = life, Veda = science or knowledge),
means the science or knowledge of life and healthy living.
Ayurveda is originated over five thousand years ago in Ancient India and was using to get optimizing health.
Ayurveda offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential. Ayurveda believes that each person is unique physically, mentally, emotionally.
Ayurveda is also system of medicine designed to remove the imbalance of the physical body. In Ayurvedic medicine, one’s individual nature is mirrored in their body type or DOSHA. The DOSHAS reflect three main governing principles of nature, called VATA (air), PITTA (fire) and KAPHA (earth-water).
DOSHAS” in Ayurveda refer to your unique physical and mental constitution, which influence your personal well-being. Each person has their own dominant DOSHA or combination of two or three of these elemental forces. Knowing your body type (DOSHAS) can help. This is your unique genomic blueprint which gives you understanding of your physical, emotional and psychological characteristic which can help for prevention and treatment of various health conditions.
Based on our Ayurvedic body type, what we eat, how we exercise, when we sleep, and even where we prefer to live.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s prakriti ideal state of balance, determine patterns of imbalance, and offer interventions using a specific diet, herbs, aromatherapy, pancha-karma, massage treatments, music, yoga, and meditation to reestablish the inner balance.
Dr. Purvi Vyas will address your health concerns from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective. Integrating the theoretical frameworks of Ayurveda and modern science, these sessions incorporate both the individual and the actual health challenge by itself.
When the evaluation is taking place, Dr. Vyas will take a complete medical history and perform a physical evaluation that looks at the body both as a physical system, addressing the needs and choices of a person’s life based on your lifestyle. After proper assessment, an individualized body/mind/spirit health-enhancing prescription is formulated, including recommendations on diet, stress management, exercise, emotional healing, nutritional and herbal supplements, all which can be found within your own home or at our store.
What makes Ayurveda effective?
The first general principle of Ayurveda is that the mind and body are in unison together and nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. The freedom from an illness depends on your ability to expand on your own awareness, while achieving balance and extending this throughout the entire body.
The best part of Ayurveda is personalized approach to overall health and well being and not just symptomatic relief. Each therapeutic route is individually tailored to reach your optimum quality of life.
What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered a complementary health approach. Many products and practices used in Ayurvedic medicine are also used on their own as complementary approaches—for example, herbs, massage, and specialized diets.
The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people live long, healthy and balanced life without need for prescription drugs, complicated surgeries or suffering through painful conditions. In fact, the very word Ayurveda itself means something in Sanskrit similar to “science of life.”
Ayurvedic practitioners use a various herbal remedy, lifestyle changes, stress relief and well-balanced healthy diet to heal all sorts of conditions by helping to bring the body back into balance. The overall belief in Ayurveda is that disease and suffering results from an imbalance in the three DOSHAS, which are ways of categorizing the body’s three basic energy types: VATA, PITTA and KAPHA.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, everyone is unique in terms of his or her individual. Everyone has some VATA, PITTA and KAPHA to their personality, but usually one or two of the DOSHAS are more dominant in a particular person — and this ultimately governs body type, appetite, energy levels, moods and tendencies. Each DOSHA has both physical and emotional characteristics, so Ayurvedic practitioners use the three DOSHAS to describe common traits of someone’s body type and personality.
Is Ayurveda Effective?
As many patients from all over the world turn to AYUREVDA and other forms of treatment after trying out allopathy, the efficacy of this ancient form of Indian system of medicine is on test.
“AYURVEDA is not an alternative medicine anymore in the U.S., but complementary”, Daniel E Furst, Director of Clinical Research at the David Geffen School of Medince at UCLA.
A leading website of the USA www.cancer.org reports that although Ayurveda has been largely untested by Western researchers, there is a growing interest in integrating some parts of the system into modern medical practice. In fact, a few of the herbs and substances have been purified into drugs that are used (along with other medicines) to treat cancer. Early studies suggest that other parts of Ayurveda may have potential therapeutic value. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the USA funded a series of laboratory studies to evaluate two Ayurvedic herbal remedies (called MAK-4 and MAK-5). The studies so far have shown some promise against tumors in rats and cancer cells.
At the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Bala Manyam evaluated the potential of a powdered preparation of the Ayurvedic herb Mucuna Pruriens in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. During the twelve-week 1997 study, patients showed significant improvement. Only some reported mild side effects.
Some researchers who study Ayurveda believe that understanding a patient’s DOSHAS — and in turn his or her PRAKRITI — can help determine that patient’s risk of developing certain diseases or health conditions. In a study published in 2013 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr. Bala Manyam used the principles of Ayurvedic medicine to identify populations that may be at higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The study found that the incidence of Parkinson’s disease was highest in those with a VATA PRAKRITI (those whose dominant DOSHA is VATA).