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The significance of Ayurveda in Present world

“Ayurveda” is considered to be one of the older forms of medical treatment. It follows a holistic approach in treatment and concentrates in bringing about a balance between your body, mind and soul. Said to have originated in India almost 5000 years back, Ayurveda is regarded as a most effective curing methodology. It cures disease in a manner which ensures that the root cause has been eliminated. Thus it guarantees a long time protection to illness. Though controversies rise regarding the toxicity of medicines used in Ayurvedic treatment and the raw herbs used to prepare the medicines, Ayurvedic treatment still holds a predominant space among the existing medicinal branches.

Life style and current environmental conditions has caused the rise of new and unknown diseases. Our older generations had ample knowledge of home remedies acquired from basic knowledge in Ayurveda from their forefathers.  However as generations passed, this ayurveda information seems to have dipped. People are running after the invasive methods of medical diagnosis and treatment. It’s invasive to both our body and Mother Nature. It’s hard to sustain such destructive aftermaths.

Internet has made the whole world turn into a global village. And the best way to preserve that heritage knowledge is by sharing it across the internet. An Ayurveda community can be easily set up online and people from across the world can share their thoughts and experiences about Ayurvedic medicine and treatment and other Ayurveda information. It would act as a promotion for this precious medicinal branch as well as help in preserving the Ayurveda information. An Ayurveda community will serve as a platform for the “Vaidya’s” (Ayurvedic doctors) to share the medical knowledge and the patients to share their experiences of Ayurvedic treatment. This further encourages others to follow the same without disrupting your body balance and the nature’s too.

The word Ayurveda comes from a combination of two Sanskrit words “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge. Hence it can be called as knowledge of life rather than a treatment. It makes you understand how a disease is caused in human body and how well it can be treated without causing an imbalance to life activities. Ayurvedic belief states any disease is caused due to an imbalance between your body, mind and soul. And curing a disease is like bringing in a synch between these three elements.

Ayurvedic treatment gained its wide spread approval due to several different reasons or rather the advantages it possess. Top of the list is that Ayurvedic treatment doesn’t have any side effects associated with the medication. Compared to any other medication, Ayurvedic medicines are found to be more friendly and gentle with human body so that doesn’t interrupt the regular metabolism. Thus it  ensures no side effects to the patient.  Ayurveda instructs diagnosis of an illness in an outward manner by studying the patient’s diet, habits, body texture, temperature and other external factors. This is non invasive diagnostic approach has always been a challenge to the modern medicine diagnostic methods including scanning and x-ray’s. It doesn’t destruct a single tissue by the hazardous infra red and UV rays to understand what illness the patient is undergoing. And, Ayurvedic treatment is found to be the most economical means of medication.

Due to the non side effect treatment of Ayurveda, the natural immune system is not disturbed. And the gradual detoxification methodology followed makes the person more receptive to medicines and thus faster healing. Ayurveda recommends several yogasanas that can strengthen your body and prevent diseases from arising and accumulating.