Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Treatment and Prevention in Kerala Ayurveda

Classical Ayurveda deals with surgery, but contemporary Ayurveda extends to emphasise  attaining vitality by building a health metabolic system and maintaining good digestion and excretion.

Eight Components in Ayurveda 

Ayurveda are derived from classical Sanskrit literature, in which Ayurveda was called "the science of eight components". The components are

  • Kayachikitsa (general medicine): "cure of diseases affecting the body".
  • Kaumāra-bhṛtya and Bala Roga: deals with the treatment of children
  • Shalya tantra deals with surgical techniques.
  • Śālākya-tantra (ophthalmology) deals with diseases of the teeth, eye, nose, ear etc.
  • Bhuta-vidya deals with the causes, which are not directly visible and not directly explained by tridosha, pertaining to micro-organisms or spirits.
  • Agada-tantra deals with antidotes to poison.
  • Rasayana-tantra (Geriatrics)/(Anti Agings) : deals with rejuvenation.
  • Vajikarana tantra (aphrodisiacs) deals with healthy and desired progeny.

  • Ayruvedic tradition holds that five elements -- space, air, fire, water and earth -- make up the Earth. Each element is associated with certain principles, which in the human body create a unique pattern, called your dosha. 

    Ayurveda Kerala, common spices are utilized in treatment, as well as herbs and herbal mixtures, and special preparations known as Rasayanas are used for rejuvenation, promotion of longevity, and slowing of the aging process. A group of purification procedures known as Panchakarma removes toxins from the physiology. Ayurveda's comprehensive approach, emphasis on prevention, and ability to manage chronic disorders that its widespread use would improve the health status of the world's population.