What makes Ayurveda unique?
Ayurveda is a well-balanced medical science.
It uses a holistic approach – both the constitution and mental composition of the patient is taken into account when determining the Ayurvedic nutrition and therapies. It is therefore based on bio-individuality.
Ayurveda believes that the quality of the mind is greatly affected by the nature of the food consumed
Agni is a unique feature of Ayurveda – it has digestive and metabolic power. In Ayurveda it is believed that incomplete digestion and metabolism contributes to the formation of toxic substances or “Ama”.
Ayurveda is not only a medical science but also concern with the social, ethical, intellectual, and spiritual life. It is known as the “Mother of Healing”. It is a comprehensive system of health care and maintenance.
Treatment in Ayurveda can involve a change of diet, lifestyle, habits, and internal cleansing.
Ayurveda is mainly concerned with perfecting bio-rhythms – the breaking down and building up of cellular structures.
The digestive stages can be related to the doshas –
Catabolism or Vata
Metabolism or Pitta
Anabolism or Kapha