Ayurveda is the ancient technique of complimentary medicine and is more famous than ever before, as people are looking to find natural methods to live healthier lives.
The history of Ayurveda and its medicine goes back to 5000 years ago in India which is the oldest form of holistic medicine known to human being. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit terminology that means ayu-life; veda-knowledge; this knowledge of life is the key to synchronize our body and soul, which catapults well being and enables us fight and prevent ill health.
Ayurveda is attributed as divine origin. It is assumed that Ayurveda has no origin or end. Veda is science or art. Knowledge has no beginning or ending. Ayurveda resides in the eternal cosmic celestial body, in the protection of almighty through the cosmic chain of creation and destruction.
The history of Ayurveda is considered to be of Divine origin and was imparted to the saints and sages who gained the knowledge through meditation.
Ayurvedic knowledge was inherited from generation to the next generation, by word of mouth and then eventually put into black and white in the Vedas, which are assumed to be the oldest writings in the world.
Ayurveda is one of the parts of the spiritual culture of the Vedic Religion or Sanatana Dharma Universal. VedaVyasa and shaktavesha avatar of Vishnu, wrote the concepts of Ayurveda, along with write ups on spiritual insights of self analyzation appeared in the Vedas and the its literatures.
These explain the basic principles and theologies of history of Ayurveda.
The vaidyas or doctors treated the ailments and passed the knowledge and art verbally to their disciples. No written texts for history of Ayurvedic and this art were available till a seer named Veda Vyasa combined and compiled the knowledge and out it in writing. Ayurveda or knowledge of life is disseminated across the four Vedas - Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda.
It is said, knowledge was spread in an unorganized way throughout the Vedas and other ancient texts like Upanishads and Aranyakas.
It was only between 400 and 1,000 BC that Ayurveda got a written version in text form. Sushrutha Samhita by Acharya Sushruta, Charaka Samhitha by Acharya Charaka and the amalgamation of the two books, Asthangahridaya by Acharya Vagbhata are the ancient known compiled literature on Ayurveda.
These three texts - Sushrutha Samhita, Charaka Samhita and Astangahridaya are the primary treatises of Ayurveda.
As with any holistic type of medicine treatment of the whole is considered as the key to wellness – i.e. only the symptoms of a disease is not treated the broader aspect of our total being is also scanned.
Ayurveda aims to unite our Spirit with the Divine Universal Power.
Ayurveda believe on the doctrines that our being is the aftermath of a combination of the five elements:
Air, ether, fire, earth and water all combine, in variations are termed as the three doshas, Pitta, Vata, and Kapha.
Vata is a blend of air and ether, Pitta is primarily fire and some water and Kapha is a mixture of both earth and water.
When one has a perfect combination of these three doshas, a person is at the best of health whereas an imbalance of these three doshas brings disease, poor health and illness.
Ayurveda works to curb illness by understanding the functioning of the body, the relationship of mind and body and the specific nature of the individual being treated.
Each individual has a specific build and structure and Ayurveda provides a systemic approach to customized well-being based on the body type of the individual.
Ayurvedic medicine and healing process includes:
Based on your specific health problems, ayurvedic therapist may suggest you the right treatment as mentioned.
Ayurveda is the science and art of healthy way of life. It emphasis on education, and promote healing using self-realization therapy, help the body return to and stay, in a natural state of mind and soul.
With cheaper flights than ever before coupled with well qualified therapists and a great culture to explore more and more people are taking benefits of this oldest form of healing to treat different conditions and obtain better overall health.
History of Ayurveda and its teachings are reaching far flung areas and many companies today are accepting and promoting wellness retreats in its country of origin i.e. India.