Said to be the oldest science of healing, Ayurveda is the ‘science of life.’ Hailing from the ancient Vedas, it is a form of oral tradition taught by experienced experts. Ayurveda is the source or the root of multiple other healing systems and theories including Homeopathy and other therapies as well. Ayurveda emphasizes on health maintenance through changes in lifestyle, diet, in taking herbs, thoughts and balancing one’s life. We provide knowledge of Ayurveda to our children who are interested in understanding the balance and relationship of the mind, body and soul. We also use Ayurveda to heal our children in need of it by bringing in their lives the right kind of changes in their lifestyle.
Just like the physical disparities and differences among individuals, every person has a different framework of physical, mental, social and emotional characteristics and they radiate different kinds of energies. These varied combinations depend on many intrinsic and extrinsic factors acting upon the individuals. An inference and understanding of these factors can help decide on the right kind of diet, herbs and lifestyle changes in order to retain the disturbed balance among the individuals. Simply put, it helps understand the imbalance to re-create balance.
Ayurveda is very different than Allopathic. While the latter focuses on symptoms and diagnosing medicines or surgery to get rid of the disease, Ayurveda maintains the natural order of the body and uses the natural energy to re-create balance among disturbed individuals. It stresses upon targeting the natural defense mechanism of the body in order to fight the disease or disorder among people. However, it is not a substitute of Allopathic, but, can be used along with the other methodologies to treat those in need.
This traditional form of medicine includes yoga, herbal treatments, breathing exercises, meditation, dietary changes, acupuncture and massage therapies as options for treatment. It can be used to treat different forms of disorders ranging from physical to mental like arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety and stress, high blood pressure, digestive issues, high cholesterol levels, rheumatoid arthritis and many others. The uses vary according to the users. Ayurveda is also used to minimize and deal with the side effects caused by chemotherapy. Along with western medicine, it is used to treat and facilitate recovery from chronic illnesses as well. There are different rejuvenation routines and recharge sessions existing that help the patients recover sooner from the disease they are affected with.
Innumerable herbal recipes and plant remedies are present in Ayurveda. These are differentiated based on their effects on health, amount of relief they provide and how much energy do they infuse back in the individual. However, natural drugs are not necessarily highly effective in treating diseases completely which is why it is recommended to be used in combination with other form of medicines to enhance and facilitate recovery and not solely depend on it for recovery. Therefore, we ensure at our NGO to impart knowledge in Ayurveda to our children judiciously.