Q.1 Why should I opt for Ayurveda for my health issues, while there are other systems that provide quick healing?
In the case of other systems of medicines, the disease alone is treated. But, in Ayurveda, a holistic approach of medicine is followed, and besides treating the disease, this system treats the patients both physically and mentally. Also, as it is a natural therapy, it does not cause any side-effects.
Q.2 What is the root of this ancient system of medicine?
The roots of this traditional medicine can be traced to the start of the cosmetic creation days. Philosophers from India state that the Lord Brahma is the creator of the Ayurvedic system of medicine.
Q.3 What are the sources from which this system derives the medicines?
Nature is the only source for Ayurveda to prepare its medicines. Different animal products, minerals and medicinal herbs are used in the process of preparing ayurvedic drugs. Some of the worthy herbs used in this medicine are neem, amla and also metals like iron, gold and silver are used.
Q.4 Are medicines prescribed under this holistic medicine free from side-effects?
Yes, this system of medicine prepares its medicine from natural products as raw materials and so they do not cause any side-effects. As the minerals and herbs are processed before use as per the classic Ayurvedic methods, they become side-effect free medicines.
Q.5 One of my friends told that tridosha is the base for identifying health issues in Ayurveda. What is tridosha?
Tridosha means three humoral factors. These three factors are believed to be responsible for performing all activities in the human body. It is something used to identify the type of body of each patient and medicines are prescribed accordingly.
Q.6 Is it possible to rely on Ayurveda only for chronic ailments?
Most people initially look for allopathic medicine for the cure, and when nothing seems to work out, they seek the help of an ayurvedic doctor. By this time, the disease becomes a chronic ailment. So, not just chronic ailments, but minor issues like acidity, fever, cough and cold can also be treated with Ayurveda.
Q.7 Can you provide a fundamental understanding of panchakarma technique?
This is one of the treatment methods used in Ayurveda. Panchakarma is a process used for purification. It will help the body to release excess doshas, and also it will help the body to get rid of toxins in an effective manner. It basically means detoxification.
Q.8 I know that agni is considered important in Ayurvedic medicine. What is it?
Agnis is regarded as biological fire in this system of medicine. In Ayurveda, there are 13 types of agnis, and they perform a wide range of activities of which digestion and metabolism are highly important.
Q.9 What types of diseases can be cured with the ayurvedic system of medicine?
This alternative system of medicine has proven itself to relieve a wide range of ailments in the human body. Some of them worth to mention are diabetes, ailments in joints and bones, skin diseases, nervous issues, hormonal issues, etc.
Q.10 What is Shirodhara, which is known to be a highly popular technique in Ayurveda?
This is a part of the Panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda, where liquids are gently poured on the forehead of the patient in a calm atmosphere. It will have a considerable impact on the body and the mind as the patient can experience great relaxation.