Shri Dhanwantaraye Namaha. INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA By , DR. V. RAJENDRA M D (Ayu) M. S (Counseling & Psychotherapy) Asst. Professor, GAMC, Mysore. Ayurveda. Aims Maintenance of health Treatment of the diseased. Definition of Health according to Ayurveda.
DR. V. RAJENDRA
M D (Ayu) M. S (Counseling & Psychotherapy)Asst. Professor,GAMC, Mysore.
Health can be defined as a state of an individual in which his doshas , dhatus, agni & malas are in equilibrium, at the same time his manas, atma, sensory faculty are in a state of well being and optimum efficiency.
The entire practice of maintaining health is raised on the pillars of three essential concepts.
Response to a drug depends on chronicity of disease, age, selection of drug & many other factors. If properly treated the patient will definitely respond instantaneously.
The fundamental rules of personal and social hygiene are to be followed regularly, building up the immunity against most of the ailments in order to enhance the quality of life and increase longevity, is a task achievable even in the present lifestyle.
A healthy person should get up approximately two hours before sunrise.
For living a normal healthy life , it is necessary that the natural urges has to be passed in time without suppressing them.
Non suppressible urges are urine, faeces, semen, flatus, vomit, sneeze, yawn, belching, tears, hunger and thirst. If they are suppressed they cause various diseases.
Suppressible urges are lobha, shoka, bhaya, krodha, irshya, lajja and atiraga.
Panchakarmas are the five purificatory procedures which include:
Bodily constitution is of three types