HOW AYURVEDA MEDICINES WORK ?

By: Dr.Madhura Karthik

No two people are same then why should their medicines be same?According to Ayurveda every person is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe:

  • Space
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth

These elements then combine in our body to form three kind of energies, called doshas. These doshas then control how your body works. The three doshas are:

  • Vata dosha (space and air)
  • Pitta dosha (fire and water)
  • Kapha dosha (water and earth)

Each one of us inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. Each dosha controls a different body function. Experts say  that your chances of getting sick are linked to the balance or shall we say imbalance of these doshas.

An ayurvedic practitioner will first try to understand what kind of dosha is prominent in your body and then accordingly try to diagnose your problem and will prescribe the right solution which will include herbs, ayurvedic medicines along with lifestyle changes.

An ayurvedic Doctor would often get into details of your lifestyle. Things which they will enquire you about before prescribing anything will include

  • Ability to recover from an illness
  • Behaviors
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Medical history, including recent illnesses etc.

There are primarily two kind of therapeutic strategies that are used to cure a patient.

They are :

  1. Elimination Therapy
  2. Pacification Therapy

In elimination therapy, whatever excess material is present in our body, efforts  are made to remove the same. So once the excess substances are removed from our body (both from production angle as well as accumulation) an empty state is created which then tries to regain the correct balance within the body.

In pacification therapy the diseases are treated by applying the opposites through diet, lifestyle changes, herbs, etc. According to the experts,  the general role of pacification is subordinate to the elimination therapies in Panchakarma but it is still necessary for physiological balance to be achieved. Panchakarma utilizes both strategies simultaneously.

In addition to these two approaches some people also believe that rituals and recitations, and other spiritual practices  are a part of Ayurveda as these things work directly on the soul/consciousness of an individual. However this  approach is subjective and is used only on a case-to-case basis.

All over the world, many patients have now begun to realize the benefits of
Ayurveda and are making a conscious effort to move away from Allopathy. The ayurvedic treatment is holistic, tries to address your problem from the root and leaves you in a much better healthy state without any side effects. Talk to your nearest Ayurvedic center and move one step closer to healthy life!

Dr. Madhura Karthik, AyurCentral,

No 415, 24Th Cross Road, 9Th Main,Banashankari, 2nd Stage (Near Bda Complex), Bengaluru, 560070 Ph: 9900888046/44