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About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient systems of medicine serving the mankind as the parent of all other systems of medicine. It is said to be the Upaveda of Atharvaveda, due to this fact this system of medicine possess a unique feature of being holistic, eternal, and practical. The river called Ayurveda has its origin from the Vedas and flowing through the great classics called samhithas of great Acharyas of Ayurveda as Charaka, Susrutha and Vaghbatta. This is a system which gives importance to prevention subscribing to the theory "Prevention is better than Cure." Even though it is ancient in the diagnostic aspect, the treatment aspect is scientific to the core. The highlighting aspect of this system is its perspective of human health i.e. health is taken in trinity -mind, body and soul as the three are mutually influential. Furthermore, the importance of health is taken into consideration in both diagnostic and treatment aspect as evident from the classics. This system has its nucleus in the theory of panchamahabootas - the basic five elements of the nature and the three humors of the body -vata, pitta and kapha in relation to the humans and the materials which he uses to live. This is followed in preventive diagnosis, treatment, pharmacological procedures etc.