Ayurveda is an ancient life science which was evolved around 5000 years ago in the Indian subcontinent. The principles of Ayurveda were expounded by ancient seers (scholars) and were extended to the following generations. This ancient healing wisdom and medical formulas were refined through repeated discussions, observations from nature, continuous researches and experiments conducted through time.
The basic aim of Ayurveda is
“Swasthasya swaasthya rakshanam
Aturasya vikara prasamanam “
“Preserving health of a healthy person
Healing an ill healthy person”
This makes Ayurveda an effective healing method compared to all other medical system prevalent all over the world.
Ayurveda not only treat a disease, but also explains the needed dietary regimen and lifestyle changes to be adopted for preventing its recurrence. The treatment also involves necessary body purification therapies to extract out disease from its root level. Ayurveda also advice a person methods to improve the overall quality of life by following proper daily regimen, seasonal regimen, spiritual values and dietary modulations thereby making him immune to infections as well as sufferings both physiological and psychological.
In the present scenario of disquieting and unexpected pandemics, various health crisis arising due to seasonal variations; global phenomena of increasing life style disorders in a highly sophisticated , exercise free, overly stressed and sedentary generation who have no time to look after personal health; intoxication of human body with plant and animal based poison in the form of chemicals, pesticides coming in food products; the time tested Ayurveda principles of detoxification through periodical practice of Panchakarma along with stress relieving Yoga and meditation play a pivotal role in disease prevention and help in making mankind more enduring to the ill effects of ailments happening if any.
Dr. Nitha Gopalan
Chief Diet Consultant
The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort