What is Ayurveda?
A question when asked brings forth the vision and understanding of Ayurveda being deemed as the world’s oldest complete medical system and it is today’s next big thing in alternative health. Like all holistic health systems, Ayurveda emphasizes the unshakable connections between the body, mind, and spirit.
I am sure, we all know the benefits of nature around us but we also question its capability to heal and cure since a lot remains to be explored.
So let us understand, what is Ayurveda?
The Ayurvedic philosophy of medicine is truly a holistic approach, based on the philosophy that health is dependent upon a person living in harmony with their internal and external world. Traditionally, mental health is as important as physical health. It was taught that in order to live a healthy, productive life one had to balance their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
According numerous literature and sources, We can describe Ayurveda as an alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian Sub-Continent which has evolved over more than two millennia but there are many who have called the practice and theory of Ayurveda as pseudoscientific (which means that it is false or mistakenly claimed as scientific), but these statements cannot be promoted as valid since the therapies of Ayurveda are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances and has developed significantly during the Vedic period and later some of the non-Vedic systems such as Buddhism and Jainism also developed medical concepts and practices that appear in the classical Ayurveda texts.
It is not to be forgotten that the efforts put in by the sages and saints, in the past, still bears strong roots within our culture.
We clearly understand that Ayurveda (treatment with plants and herbs) existed at a time when the world was ignorant and did not have any other option but to rely on the healing and curing power of the naturally occurring plants and herbs. Thus the conspiracy to disclaimer Ayurveda and propagate the scientific, molecule oriented, chemically composed medicines have been greatly unsuccessful since people, even in the modern age, are more inclined towards Ayurvedic herbal treatment and products. The reason behind the growth and popularity of Ayurveda are numerous.
So as we speak of this age old concept of treatment of illnesses, our faith and belief in nature has created a stronghold which otherwise cannot be stirred by the fake propagandas that the age of modern medicine creates about the very efficacy and reliability of Ayurveda.