What is Ayurved
Prevention of health of healthy person and curing the disease from diseased person is aim of Ayurveda. Ayurveda promotes state of psychosomatic make up to man that can help him to achieve internal happiness. According to Ayurveda the equilibrium status of Tridoshas and positive health is not only fit from the disease but also includes physical, mental, spiritual and social well being of mankind.
This great science is based on its own fundamental principles, described in Hindu scriptures “Vedas” especially “Atharvaveda”. Ayurveda has got rich heritage, which has developed as an independent system of medicine around 10th century B.C.
The existence and progress of any branch of science can be understood by its shares in continuing and co-operating with the spirit of science. Unfortunately the spirit of science is doubted.
Research and teaching are the two sides of the same coin; learning without research is like drinking water from the stagnant pool. A careful and critical study of the classical Ayurvedic texts shows by the time of Samhita’s compiled, the science and art of Ayurved has already passed through the stage of specialization and knowledge. Thus it is seen that even as early as time of Punarvasu Aatreya and Dhanavantari many positive concepts are reaching importance and significance, become the basis for the study and practice of science and art of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda believes that human being is epitome of universe and is basically composed of five elements known as Akasha, Vayu, Teja, Jala and Pruthvi. All these five elements called as Panchmahabut. Around the axis of panchamhabhuta the three pillar of life are revolved.
Tridosha theory implies that they are the basic constituents of the anatomical and physiological system. These tridoshas are basic metabolic element constituting the body and mind of living organism.
The supervision of these panchamahabhuta theory, Thridosha theory and theory of Rasa, guna, veerya, vipak etc are the essential part of the treatment, technique of diagnosis and use of drug.