Ayurveda is based on timeless knowledge which has given rise to a health system and expertise used for thousands of years.
Ayurveda is defined as the ‘science of life’ and it encompasses the activities and interactions of all aspects of life: consciousness, mind, body, behaviour and environment.
This truly holistic approach is what also makes Ayurveda more comprehensive than other health care systems.
Ayurveda is also complementary in that it supports modern medical treatments. In this way, Ayurveda provides a natural health service to complement the National Health Service and helps to promote a better quality of life.
Used correctly, Ayurveda is free from adverse side effects so prevalent in modern medicine.
One of Ayurveda’s key features is its diagnostic system whereby disease can be detected at its earliest stages. Ayurveda is therefore useful for both prevention and cure. If you are unhealthy, Ayurveda can restore your health, if you are healthy it enables you to become more healthy.
This ability to detect and treat the causes of chronic conditions enables Ayurveda to also slow the ageing process and thereby to extend healthy life span.
Ayurveda’s most powerful attribute is its universal efficacy. It is a health care system that anyone can use by yourself for yourself to bring step by step improvements. It is easily learned with many simple starting points and can be applied anywhere in the world to benefit all age groups, irrespective of economic and social circumstances.
9. COST EFFECTIVE
Ayurveda offers a low-cost solution to a wide range of interconnected health problems, and some of its treatments are superior to anything yet provided by modern medicine. For example, panchakarma purification therapy is a unique set of procedures for the reduction of toxins which over time accumulate in the cells and tissues and which are known to contribute to the development of chronic diseases.
For its herbal treatments, Ayurveda uses whole plants rather than the chemically derived active ingredient approach of Western pharmaceuticals. As a side benefit, this plant-based approach safeguards sustainable organic horticulture practices and preserves natural habitats of indigenous wild plant species.
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