Upgrading ayurveda

December 2013 Purnima Coontoor meets Dr G Gangadharan, the medical director of I-AIM, an ayurvedic health centre that has received many awards and accolades for ground-breaking research and excellence in healthcare

Introduction

Ayurveda, recognized as new age medicine now, represents the science of life and longevity originating in the Vedic tradition of India. A traditional holistic health care system, older than any other system of medicine, ayurveda has been practised in India for more than 5000 years. Based on the principle of eternal life, this medical system has a vast body of knowledge covering eight branches. It

The ancient science of holistic healing

AyurvedaAyurveda is a system of Indian medicine now practiced all over the world as a complementary system. Ayurvedic practitioners have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases, not completely curable in other systems. Many of its methods—such as herbs and massage, can be applied along with other systems, too

Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurvedic Treatments Ayurvedic treatments differ from the majority of conventional cures in its unique approach towards healing. The principle of treating the sick and not the sickness is central to all forms of ayurvedic treatments. Rather than trying to cure a disease in isolatation, ayurveda takes into account an individual in his entirety. 'Samadosha samagnischa samad

Panchakarma And Other Ayurvedic Remedies

Ayurvedic RemediesSpecialized ayurvedic remedies such as panchakarma, marma chikitsa, dhara or following an ayurvedic diet, basically endeavor to restore the harmony of the tridoshas. The purpose of all ayurvedic remedies and herbal medicines is to keep the doshas or the humors in equilibrium, since an imbalance indicates a disease condition. Samsodhana (cleansing process

Holistic Health Benefits Of Ayurveda

Holistic Health Ayurveda`s focus on an individual`s holistic health rather than merely the physical body, is the most beneficial aspect of ayurvedic medicine. It works on the principle that a perfect health condition is achievable through the psychosomatic integration in a person. Ayurveda provides us with a unique physical purification method called panchakarma and various ayurvedic