Frequently Asked Questions About Ayurveda
When it comes to Ayurveda, there are many questions clients have but often find answers difficult to come by. Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda Inc. wants to arm you with the most accurate information available to help you maintain a healthy body and mind, and to do this, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Ayurveda.
1. What is Ayurveda, and where did it come from?
The name Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words, “ayur” meaning life and longevity, and “veda” meaning knowledge or science. It is the “Science of Life” that teaches us to live in a truly balanced, natural, and harmonious state. Practiced for more than five thousand years, Ayurveda is the traditional natural healing system of India.
2. How does Ayurveda compare to modern medicine?
The science of Ayurveda was preached and practiced in ancient times by the omniscient sages, as revealed to them in their spiritual pursuit. It evolved into a complete healthcare system over time. While modern medicine has pushed this science aside, albeit temporarily, the failure of modern medicine to counter ailments without side effects has brought Ayurveda into the forefront of complementary and alternative therapies for those seeking other health and wellness options.
3. What is the fundamental concept of Ayurveda?
The ideology of Ayurveda says that disease occurs in the body because of an imbalance in the body’s energy. In Ayurvedic medicine, there are three energy types or doshas. They are Kapha, Pitta, and Vata. Everyone has a combination of the doshas as a part of the body system. When these energy centers are imbalanced, Ayurveda helps to restore balance to the body.
4. What are the benefits of Ayurveda?
Well, there are too many to mention here. Still, apart from the advantages of restoring a balance to body and mind, Ayurveda has been shown to lower stress and anxiety, promote weight loss and overall wellness, prevent diseases and increase longevity, and provide a curative effect of several illnesses.
5. Can Ayurveda cure cancer?
Remember that Ayurveda does not claim to cure diseases but to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit complex. Cancer is another such condition, a tri dosha imbalance at the cellular level. Ayurveda recommends herbal treatments, dietary changes, and divine (mantra, gem, etc.) therapy to help treat cancer.
6. Can Ayurveda help with depression and other mental conditions?
Yes. Certain Ayurvedic herbs, specialized massages, and mind and body therapies are time-tested, gentle mind-balancing tools with no side effects. One can continue taking prescribed medication or antidepressants while simultaneously receiving Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurvedic therapy enhances and expedites recovery in people allowing them to feel the joy of being alive.
7. Do I have to be vegetarian or follow a particular religion to incorporate Ayurvedic principles in my life?
No. Ayurvedic principles are universal, and anybody can incorporate them into their daily lives regardless of personal religious beliefs. There is no need to become religious to adopt the principles of Ayurveda. Similarly, while Ayurveda sings the praises of a healthy seasonal, vegetarian diet, it similarly prescribes meats of several animals, fishes, and birds. What you eat will depend on which food serves your health and energy needs best.
If you have any more questions about Ayurveda, get in touch with the experts at Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda Inc. As the best Ayurveda and Panchakarma therapy center in Mississauga, Ontario, we offer genuine “Kerala specific Ayurvedic Therapies.” With these therapies, we alleviate pain and help you maintain a healthy body and mind.