Ayurveda is the most ancient therapy, all across the world. It literally means science of life. The word Ayurveda is the combination of two words of the Sanskrit Language, Ayu and Veda.
AYU means LIFE & VEDA menas KNOWLEDGE
Now, Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions offer a comprehensive treatment for various kind of ailments.
In the Western world the therapy is gaining lot of popularity due to its no known side-affects. Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated even in general wellness applications like modern life style disorders.
Herbs are used in Ayurveda to bring balance to the doshas, and it helps to minimise or completely eradicate the disease.
About Growth of Ayurveda in Modern World
- The traditional (ayurvedic) medical care market in India was valued at about USD 3 Billion in 2016.
- Three-fold increase in market size of Ayurvedic products from $3 billion to $8 billion is expected by 2022.
- The size of the global ayurvedic market is expected to almost triple from $3.4 billion in 2015 to $9.7 billion in 2022.
- In the Financial Year (FY) 2015, the wellness industry in India was valued at USD 13 billion.1 With a spike in health risks and growing need for quality healthcare, the sector is poised to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 12% for the next five years and reach USD 23 billion by 2020.2
How Ayurevda Cures the disease?
According to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness, manifested through the five basic elements: –
3 humors or 3 organizations of the body- Tridosha :-
- Vata —a combination of ether and air
- Pitta—a combination of fire and water,
- Kapha—a combination of water and earth,
The structural aspect of our body is made up of five elements, but the functional aspect of the body is governed by three biological humors.Each individual constitution or psycho-somatic temperament is determined by the relative proportions of these three doshas at the time of fertilization. When the embryo is formed, the constitution is determined.
There are seven basic constitutions with one or more doshas predominant according to Ayurveda. They are: vata, pitta or kapha predominant, vata-pitta, pitta- kapha or kapha-vata predominant and vata-pitta-kapha in equal balance, a rare occurrence.
Every individual constitution has its own unique balance of vata, pitta and kapha (VPK) according to its own nature. This balance of VPK is the natural order. When this doshic balance is disturbed, it creates imbalance, which is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder, thus once one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order. Ayurveda believes that order lies within disorder.
A Bit of Background about Ayurveda
Ayurveda is about 6000 years old, with first time mentioned in the Rig Veda. The oldest book Sutrasthana by Mahrishi Charaka Samhita, refers ‘The three—body, mind and soul—like a tripod, the world stand by their combination.
A comprehensive health care is what this natural and alternative medicine prescribes for the ultimate self-realization.
Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.
The verses of Rig Veda, the earliest source of ayurveda, refer to following 2 basic principles.
- Panchamahabhut (five basic elements of the entire creation),
- Three doshas are vata , pita and kaffa
< PS : Results may vary from person to person based on his/her body type and combination of doshas >