Introduction to Ayurveda: The science of life!

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1Oldest Indian medical system is known in the world- Ayurveda

When we take the name health; varieties of definitions and synonyms comes to our mind. In the present world, different kinds of treatment processes have been developed. Many require modern technologies, nature, fermentation process and many more. Each of them possesses their own methods. Our concerned site is “”. What do you get when you listen/read this word? so here is a short introduction to Ayurveda.

2What is Ayurveda: An Introduction to Ayurveda

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It means its a section where all kinds of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Herbal medicines and spiritual healing methods are present. It is like a book; where we will be introducing you to all the aspects and the secrets of longevity.

As a book starts with the introduction page. Similarly, our site will get inaugurated with the ‘Introduction to Ayurveda’. First thing comes to our mind is, what is Ayurveda?
The simple meaning of Ayurveda is “Science of life”. It was discovered approximately 5000 years ago.

It is a natural, holistic treatment accompanied with herbal tactics which provide you longevity and an eased life. Ayurveda is the origination of India itself and is considered as the ancient form of treatment.

3How Ayurveda came into existence

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It is believed that the Ayurveda was passed by God to his angels and then finally to a human being (Rishis/Saints). In short, Dhanwantari is regarded as the; Divine Father of Ayurveda medicine and also known as the Ayurveda father of surgery. Maharishi Bharadwaj is the Father of Ayurveda medicines who then shared the knowledge to Atreya Punarvasu who wrote the famous book on Ayurveda i.e. “Charak Samhita

In fact, Atreya Punarvasu was the adviser and acharya Agnivesha who was the main author of Charaka Samhita, whereas Acharya Charaka was the actual redactor and acharya Dridhabala was the completer of this Samhita. Precisely, Charak and Sushrut are the two who reorganized the Ayurveda whose works are still extant. And then Ashtanga Hriyadayam is a concise version of the works of Charak and Sushrut. Consequently, Ayurveda is the only complete ancient medical system still in existence.

4Ayurveda according to Wikipedia:

Agnivesa, under the guidance of the ancient physician Atreya, had written an encyclopedic treatise on the 8th century B.C. However, it was only when Charaka revised this treatise that it gained popularity and came to be known as Charaka Samhita. For two millennia it remained a standard work on the subject and was translated into many foreign languages, including Arabic and Latin.

According to the Charaka tradition, there existed six schools of medicine, founded by the disciples of the sage Punarvasu Ātreya. Each of his disciples, Agnivesha, Bhela, Jatūkarna, Parāshara, Hārīta, and Kshārapāni, composed a Samhitā. Of these, the one composed by Agnivesha was considered the best. The Agnivesha Samhitā was later revised by Charaka and it came to be known as Charaka Samhitā. The Charaka Samhitā was revised by Dridhbala.

  1. Sutra Sthana
  2. Nidan Sthana
  3. Viman Sthana
  4. Sharir Sthana
  5. Indriya Sthana
  6. Chikitsa Sthana
  7. Kalpa Sthana
  8. Siddhi Sthana

There were 8 main chapters in this book. It had 120 subchapters of which they all in total had 12,000 shlokas and description of 2,000 medicines. There were cures for diseases related to almost everybody part of human body and all medicines had natural elements without ant chemicals to cure the diseases.

5Minimal History of Ayurveda

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History of Ayurveda

6Where Ayurveda stands in present day

In Ayurveda treatment, many types of therapies and treating methods are accompanied like Colour therapy, Herbology, Pancha Karma, Meditation, Aura therapy, Yoga practices, nutrition and many more. The description and effects of Ayurveda found its presence in the holy books of “Shrimad Bhagwadgeeta”.

Ayurvedic treatment is free form of surgical processes also called Shalya Tantra. Earlier, it was practiced using dead bodies for the experimentations and teachings. There are many more sections in Ayurveda depicting each of them with their own specific field.

In Ayurveda, spirituality is also present; it simply connects your soul to the almighty spirit. Still, the modern technologies and scientists are aware of the fact; how spiritual healing occurs!  Well, it is all about the faith and hope.

Nowadays, MRI scans, CT scan, X-rays etc are present to detect the ailment or injury. Earlier, these were not present and the physicians were able to detect the diseases normally which was relatively same as the today’s reading.

Ayurveda is the treatment process which is easily accessible and affordable by everyone. And it is a fact that those Ayurveda doctors practicing for the sake of fame and fortune they can never be a good doctor. Ayurveda is all about to uproot your ailment with an eased and natural way.

Long live Ayurveda

Ayurveda was originated in India itself; still very less practiced in its native country only. Guys lets shake hand and pledge to raise the flag of India much higher though opting for Indian treatment. So, go natural life well!

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