Why should you use Ayurveda? More than 5,000 years of experience and more and more scientific proof back up these holistic practises from the past. Read to find out more!
As a child, my son had many auto-immune diseases that made him very sick. Even when he was a baby, he had to take steroids every day, which made him very sick. I thought there had to be a better way to take care of his health. My great-grandmother was an Ayurvedic Vaidya (Ayurvedic Doctor) in India. Even though the British banned her work, she kept helping people in her village. Because of her, I chose to learn about Ayurvedic medicine and try it on my family. The products looked good, and we were amazed! No one has been able to turn back!
Ayurveda is a type of medicine that has been used in India for more than 5,000 years. Its name means “the science of life.” It encourages prevention, good lifestyle habits, and specific plans for dealing with diseases. In the last few decades, it has become more famous all over the world. It always had good plans for dealing with pandemics of disease (Janapodhwamsa Vyadhi), which were used a lot during the COVID-19 spread.
Why should you use Ayurveda?
Practising Ayurveda can really make your life better. Here are 12 reasons why Ayurveda is important in the current world.
1. It’s a whole. Ayurveda is a mind-body-spirit study that looks at the health of a person’s body, mind, genes, spirit, and social life. During consultations, mental health is given just as much care as physical health. The idea from Ayurveda that we now call salutogenesis
2. It’s normal. We came from nature and will go back to it. Nature has everything we need to live. Ayurveda focuses on nature to heal by using natural formulas instead of synthetic ones, encouraging the body’s natural rhythms to return, and taking into account the changing seasons. Ayurveda encourages living in harmony with nature and respecting all living and nonliving things.
3. It gets to the heart of the problem. Ayurveda tries to find the reason of diseases instead of just treating the symptoms. Even though it has first-aid plans, it helps find long-term answers, not quick fixes that only work for a short time.
4. It’s made just for you. An Ayurvedic plan is not the same for everyone. Instead, it is made specifically for each person at different points of imbalance and an analysis of how they got that way.
5. It uses quantum science. Ayurveda is like modern medicine is to traditional chemistry or science, and quantum science is like quantum physics. Ayurveda looks at how the energy of the mind and body work together. Doshas are the three energy principles that make up our makeup. These three energy principles are vata, pitta, and kapha. These energies define our structure, purpose, affinities, and tendencies.
6. It stops things from happening. Ayurveda knows that it’s always better to avoid a problem than to try to fix it. Its three practical bases of health are food, sleep, and a balanced lifestyle, which includes things like yoga, meditation, and exercise. The Ayurvedic idea of creating good health is related to the idea of salutogenesis, which means putting the focus on creating good health through education, personal awareness, and improving the quality of life and length of life. This also cuts down on the cost of illness to society.
For 21 days, try this simple change: For better health, eat healthy food, stay hydrated, get enough good sleep, work out, and relax. Then, after 21 days, think about how you feel.
7. It’s built on a way of life. A WHO estimate from 2005 says that 61 percent of all deaths are caused by making long-term choices that are bad for your health. Since then, things have only got worse. Six out of ten people in the US have a long-term illness. Some of these are type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint and lung problems, and some types of cancer. Ayurveda is a way to heal that is based on how you live your life.
8. It has strong disease control. Ayurveda has always focused on what are now popular phrases, like gut health or regulating the stomach and metabolic fire (Agni). It has a variety of ways to handle problems. Formulations, therapies, and changes to food and lifestyle can help bring health back. Cleansing methods like panchakarma are powerful, individualised, non-surgical forms of therapy that can help with everything from preventing illness to treating deep-rooted, long-term illnesses and preventing them from coming back.
9. It shines at assessment. Ayurveda takes into account signs that come before a disease and gives appropriate treatments early on. There are three ways to evaluate someone: by asking questions, making observations, and touching them (including taking their pulse).
10. It encourages people to help each other. Life can be hard and lonely at times. Ayurveda urges us to get along well with ourselves, our families, nature, and the people around us.
Service, which is another word for volunteering, is a way to feel linked and like you belong. Researchers have even found that it’s good for your health!
11. It uses the way epigenetics works. Ayurveda can change the way genes are expressed and bring back balance. This is what epigenetics is all about. Ayurveda encourages better nutrition, digestion, lifestyle choices, and stress control, which can improve the health of many generations.
12. It helps you be the best you can be. Ayurveda is meant to help you live your life to the best. It is a science that is built on spirituality and consciousness and goes beyond the physical and subtle to the causal. In Ayurveda, the word for health is Swasthya, which means “established in the self.” Learning about ourselves and trying to be our best selves is a process that can help us grow and heal.
Ayurveda took my child’s physical and mental health into account when judging him as a person. It wasn’t just about breathing. He mostly had an imbalance of the vata dosha, which caused him to have cramps, digestion problems, nervousness, allergies, and asthma. All of the medicines he took were natural and Vedic, and we worked to change his food and way of life. He did yoga and learned SKY Breath Meditation, which helped him deal with the stress of having to go to the hospital so often for emergency care. These treatments made a big difference in his life.
This is a simple recap of years of case management, but we are so thankful to have Ayurveda’s treatments and therapies available to us. Here’s hoping that everyone gets the same kind of health,
Oṃ sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niramayah
Sarve bhadrani pasyantu ma kaschid dukhabhagbhavet
Om Shanti Shanti Shantih॥
May everyone be happy and healthy, and may no one be sad. May peace exist everywhere.