What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurvedic Medicine is the basis of traditional Indian medicine that has a holistic conception of the individual, so it proposes the unification of body, mind and spirit.
It is known as the “science of life”, because its name derives from two words: “ayur”, which means life, and “veda”, which means science. In this sense, the philosophy of Ayurvedic Medicine proposes the incorporation of habits in daily life to prevent diseases and to solve different pathologies.
Ayurvedic Medicine includes eight branches or subspecialties:
- General Medicine
Why is it performed?
Ayurvedic Medicine has many benefits for multiple diseases and health problems, relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life. In fact, Ayurvedic medicine focuses on treating the patient, not the disease. In addition, it is a preventive medicine that tries to avoid the onset of serious diseases.
However, it has had great benefits in reducing symptoms in patients with the following pathologies:
- Joint pain
- Chronic diseases
- High blood pressure
What does it consist of?
The objective of this medicine is to help the person live in balance, maintaining good health and avoiding illness. For this reason, it is composed of a natural and traditional therapeutic system that not only acts on the symptom of discomfort, but also on the cause, relating the emotional and mental state of the patient, as well as their habits, the environment, the environment where they are and the climate.
Also, as it is an integral model for health care, Ayurvedic doctors also have knowledge about nutrition, psychology and other branches such as astrology, climatology and herbal preparations.
It is not a medicine contrary to allopathic medicine, but complementary. The difference is that allopathic medicine treats the symptoms of the disease, rather than the causes. In contrast, Ayurvedic medicine treats the patient, not the disease.
In fact, only in the most severe cases does it resort to direct treatment of the ailment. In this sense, Ayurvedic Medicine has been recognized by the World Health Organization, due to the value of this medicine in treating diseases.
Preparation for Ayurveda Medicine
Ayurvedic Medicine does not require any special preparation prior to the sessions.
Care after the intervention
Ayurvedic medicine allows to improve the quality of life of people, so that the patient must integrate into his life the Ayurvedic principles customized to his specific case. Therefore, post-intervention care consists of living, modifying habits and changing them to Ayurvedic ones, in order to improve well-being.
Alternatives to this treatment
Ayurvedic Medicine is an alternative in itself and should be considered as a complementary medicine rather than an alternative to allopathic medicine.