Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life. Its roots date back in the ancient past. Sages of India observed nature and its relationship to man and imparted those secrets to their disciples. Today it is at the forefront of mind-body medicines. It has spread far beyond its traditional base and is gaining attention throughout the world. Ayurveda with its understanding of life and consciousness becomes the medicine of the future.
Ayurveda is based on the principle that every individual has a unique constitution that is related to his vital energies known as Dosha or humors. The equilibrium/harmony of these humors depends on a variety of factors. The loss of vitality/energy in people today is directly reflected in the disharmony of their physical world leading to stress and illness. The objective of Ayurveda is to reestablish the equilibrium and to maintain that harmony in order to keep us healthy. Ayurveda also explores how to heal our minds on all levels from the subconscious to super conscious along with the role of diet, exercise and many other methods to create wholeness and wellbeing. It in fact embraces the whole person in body, mind and soul in relation to the cosmos.
Ayurveda mainly comprises of eight specialties. They are: – General medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Treatment of head and neck, Surgery, Toxicology, Rejuvenation therapy and Reproductive medicine. Rejuvenation and Reproductive medicine therapies have special relevance in the modern era. As the life has been polluted and distorted, Rejuvenation finds a favorable solution to health problems especially from a psychosomatic perspective. It cleanses the body totally and makes the mind calm, peaceful and content, giving one a sensation of elation and rejuvenation. Reproductive therapy is an important treatment to bring out the latent energy and give a new lease of life. Panchakarma is the essence of Ayurvedic treatment. It became popular due to the magical results it can bring out even on otherwise incurable diseases. Purifying the body and regaining the normal rhythm through a healthy line of treatment stipulated by regimens, that attends on the body as a whole is a rare concept of medication and that is the main strength of Panchakarma.
Beyond all these methods, the most efficient one of curing, maintaing the body and removing toxins and diseases is fasting. Pradeesh has been able to cure patients B.P, diabetes and even cancer through fasting. Fasting changes the function of cells, genes and hormones. It helps lose weight and belly fat and induces various cell repair processes. It also helps increase life span and helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease