Friday, January 20, 2012

Ancient therapies


Ayruveda is an important discipline of Indian medicine. It has a 5000-year-old history. It is fully recognized by the World Health Organization. Ayur is in Sanskrit means life, it is known as “science of life”. It is a mixture of physical, social, moral, mental welfare. Ayruveda proceeds with individualistic approach. Ayurvedic theory diagnonises patient constitution and learn how a disease might manifest itself depending on the body structure. It not only recommends medicine but also recommends each person’s lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, drug therapy, condition of digestion, pachakarma and Yoga practices to restore balance in the body and mind. It derives and connects body and soul. Ayruveda connects science to ancient medicines.


Unani system of medicine has its roots in Greek philosophy. Our body is composed of four basic elements: earth, air, water and fire. All four elements have different sub sections and heat. All four elements are merging and output is four different temperatures: hot wet, hot dry, cold wet and cold dry. The treatment here comprises of three components: preventive, promotive, curative. For the balanced health the six essentials written above are the need of the hour: Atmospheric air, drinks and food, sleep and weaknesses, excreation and retention, physical activity and rest, mental activity and rest. The diagnosis processed with the help of pulse examination of urine and stool.


It is a drugless therapy. It is popular all over the world. With the advancement of the modern technology our lives are now too fast paced: Computer, internet, cell phone, television. Heavy work, tight schedule, demanding work conditions is slowly making us more and more stressful. Yoga helps to retrieve mind and rejuvenate ours bodies. With Yoga we stay at the present, living with the present and in this way we releases stress. Yoga helps us to relax and learn various types of pranayama. Yoga helps you to become more aware of your body posture, alignment and breath. Yoga invigorates the internal organs, reduces fat and stimulates the nervous system.

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