Maranam Bindu Patena, Jeevanam Bindu Daaranaath!
Pioneered by Dhanvantari, and further propagated by Charaka and Sushruta, Ayurveda, the knowledge of life and longevity is an ancient Indian system of medical science practiced for more than 3000 years, and world’s oldest holistic “whole body” healing systems, for treating the physical and psychological diseases. Ayurveda strives to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit employing a holistic approach by emphasizing on diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and therapy. Treatment for most of the chronic diseases which are not permanently cured by the modern methods of medicine, Ayurveda offers permanent cure by rejuvenating the affected organ.
Ayurveda views the human bodies as composites of primary elements of nature viz. ether (space), air, fire, water, and (ether) earth. Any two combinations of these primary elements can form various physiological functions of a human body viz.
Vata Dosha: Is chargeable for the movement and directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination. A combination of ether and air forms Vata Dosha in the body. Vata is Vayu (wind) within the body, and liable for physical, and mental adaptability, governors system, bones, and senses of touch and hearing.
Pitta Dosha: Is chargeable for the method of metabolism within the organ and tissue systems, also as cellular metabolism. A combination of fire and water forms pitta dosha in the body. Pitta is chargeable for the physical gastrointestinal system and mental absorption of life experiences. Pitta is to blame for chemical and metabolic transformations.
Kapha Dosha: Is liable for the expansion, adding form structure unit by unit and offers protection. A combination of ether and water forms pitta dosha in the body. Kapha is chargeable for the soundness, lubrication, substance, and support of figure. The cerebral-spinal fluid protects the brain and backbone, whereas the mucosal lining of the stomach is another example of the Kapha dosha protecting the tissues.
These three doshas, Vata pitta & Kapha broadly represent the system, the metabolic system, and therefore the nutritive system, to stay the build-in balance. Every soul inherits a novel combination of the three doshas, but one is stronger than the others and controls a body function. Equality of those three doshas leads to health, and inequality leads to disease.
Ayurveda names seven tissues (Dhatus), viz. plasma (rasa), blood (Rakta), muscles (Mamsa), fat (medo), bone (asthi), marrow (Majja), semen (sukra) which supports the essential structure of the body, besides twenty qualities or characteristics (gunas) organized in ten pairs, which inherits in the matter. When any of the doshas become accumulated, Ayurveda suggests a selected lifestyle, nutritional guidelines and therapy were needed to help the individual in reducing the excessive dosha.
A cleansing process, Pancha Karma is usually recommended, to eliminate the unwanted toxins if they are abundant within the body.
Health disorders: An overview
Due to the sedentary lifestyle, dietary habits, domestic and occupational stress, and overweight, majority of the population in the age-group of 12-80 years are suffering from Neuro-muscular disorders viz. cervical pain, Lumbar pain, sciatica, Knee Joint Pain, Heel pain and opting to the following temporary remedial measures viz.
Now-a-days, to relieve from acute pain, many are resorting to pain killers in the form of tablets or capsules or injections followed by a physiotherapy and bed rest. If these measures do not give any relief, as the last possibility, surgery is optional to relieve from the pain.
If the surgery doesn’t’ give an expected relief, the critical options of the affected patient are either to undergo surgery again or maybe bed-ridden and suffer from pain, and numbness in lower limbs for rest of the life.
Osteoarthritis or pain in the knee joint is a most common chronic joint condition, caused by accumulated joint damage leading to increased swelling and inflammation, increased pain, decreased range of motion, joint instability, muscle weakness, bone spurs, and joint deformity may also occur. There could be many factors for the disorder viz. age, overweight and other associated factors. People suffering from Osteoarthritis condition, find it an uphill task to walk without pain. Many such patients opt for knee-joint replacement therapy, and the allopathic option is surgery. Chances are around 70% of the surgeries are a failure due to reduced lubrication in the cartilage.
In the present day’s stressful life, many are experiencing health issues viz. hypertension (HTN), diabetes, hyperacidity, heart attack, blood clots in the brain leading to either fatality or a paralysis (hemiplegic, paraplegia ) and the allopathic medicine is only temporary relief.
As more women are turning employees, entrepreneurs and professionals at par with men, they undergo occupational and domestic stress. It is causing disorders in their hormones leading to irregular menstruation, anemia, leucorrhoea, thyroid, and infertility.
There is a steady increase in the pediatric disorders from the new-born babies to 18 years viz. immunity, sore-eyes, either overweight or underweight, mental stress, lack of physical activity, anxiety, fear, short-temperament, viral infections viz. cough, cold, malaria, and chickenpox.
Despite the advances in modern medicine, for many chronic diseases, there is only a temporary relief to balance the situation of pain.