AIM OF AYURVEDA IN TWO FOLD
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1. To maintain and promote health in general.
2. To provide treatment for illness and enable healing.
This ancient science has been transmitted down the ages by its pioneers and practitioners through codified various health regimens and treatment modalities, which are relevant even today.
The study of Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, dietetics, body work, surgery, psychology and spirituality. It not only deals with medical science, but also with the social, ethical, intellectual,and spiritual life of man.

HUMAN BODY COMPOSITION
HUMAN BODY CONSIST OF DHOSAS,DHATUS AND MALAS
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The Doshas govern the physio-chemical and physiological activities of the Dhatus enter into the formation of a basic structure of a body cell, thereby performing some specific actions.The Malas are impurities partly excreted in a modified form after serving their physiological functions.These three elements are said to be in a dynamic equilibrium with eachother for the maintenance of health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panchakarma:

Ayurveda emphasizes preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation.

 Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system; it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. It can also guide every individual in the prevention of disease and long term maintenance of health.


To achieve this balanced state of body, mind and consciousness, Ayurveda has unique branch called “Panchakarma” Therapy for the cleansing of body toxins. 


As the name suggests, Pancha in Sanskrit means Five and Karma are the therapeutic measures,therefore Panchakarma means five types of therapeutic measures.

        imageVamana karma (emetic)
        imageVirechana karma (purgative)
        imageAnuvasanaBasti(soothing enema)
        imageNiroohaBasti(cleansing enema)
        imageNasya karma (nasal purge)

Preparatory Stages For Panchakarma: 

    Before the actual Panchakarma begins, it is necessary to prepare the body to encourage the release of toxins. These two procedures are called Snehana (oil massage) and Swedana (sudation).

Snehana     (Abhyangam)     is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body and massaged with which the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft, thus helps to remove stress and nourishes the nervous system. Snehana is advised daily for three to seven days, as indicated.

Swedana    is sudation or sweating and is given immediately after Snehana. An herbal decoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins. Swedana liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract.

Basti: Enema Therapy
     This particular treatment is given for the Expulsion of Vata dosha.
Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction of herbal decoctions of oil and certain other herbs into the Rectum. 
     The predominant site for Vata dosha is Colon. Basti is the most effective treatment in Vata disorders. It relieves constipation, pain in the joints, back pain, abdominal distention, chronic fever, cold and many other Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with Basti.
Basti therapy is divided in two main types as