AYURVEDA, THE MOTHER OF ALL WISDOM
`Dharmartha Kamamokshanam Arogyam Moolamuthamam’
‘Sound health to attain Dharmaarthakamamoksha’
Ayurveda (Upaveda of Rigveda and Atharvana Veda), an ancient Indian healing tradition, cognised by the great Indian seers, offers a wealth of knowledge for a healthy and meaningful life. It propounds that, good health is not simply the absence of disease, but a state of harmonious and dynamic balance of mind-body-spirit and environment.
It is a holistic system of medicine, which not only treats a person’s physical ailments, but also addresses one’s lifestyle issues and helps maintain and improve health. It only adds life to years and not years to life. It is a way of life which aims at physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being. Drawing time-tested tools from Ayurveda, one can discover ways to attain perfect mental and physical balance, thereby inner harmony.
The ultimate aim of Ayurveda is to attain Moksha (Salvation), through Healthy Living.
The treatments in Ayurveda are centred around the following four guidelines: Ahara (diet), Vihara (activity), Achara (lifestyle) and Vichara (thought process).
The treatments in Ayurveda have been broadly classified and dealt with under three lines of management viz.,
- Shamana chikitsa (conservative/palliative)
- Shodana chikitsa (panchakarma/purification)
- Nidana parivarjana (prevention of causative factor).