Let's embark on a journey to a faraway country.
Ayurveda is an ancient science. Its story could be narrated like a fairy tale of ancient times. Its origins date from the 4 Vedas. It is said that Ayurveda was revealed by the sages and philosophers of the period because they witnessed the first groups of people gathering in urban environments and felt concerned about their health and wellbeing. Ayurveda has therefore developed to meet the physical and sociological needs of humanity at that time. Then it was codified and has since evolved to support and balance the human being in his changing environment with his increasingly complex constraints.
Ayurveda is a natural medical science. It has its roots in India and is considered the oldest medicine in the world. Ayurveda looks at each individual uniquely and gives him/her unique solutions for his/her given constitution and situation. It is a global therapeutic approach.
This concept of human singularity is described as our constitution or profile. This is based on a global vision of the individual (face, metabolism, emotions) in good health. However, our current situation often differs from our constitution. Ayurveda considers that this imbalance sets the stage for health problems and various diseases. Bringing back the person to his/her health (corresponding to his/her constitution) is the ultimate goal of Ayurveda.
Understanding our constitution is key as it allows us to understand the functioning of our body, and therefore be able to initiate a constructive approach with behaviors that support us.
Ayurveda is the science of the Self which aims at restoring the internal balance of the body. It can treat effectively many type health problems (digestion, arthritis, skin problems, weight management, memory, insomnia ...) and also support existing therapies. Its three pillars are nutrition, daily routine and herbal medicine.
Ayurveda is a logical scientific system based on a long history of observations and experiments on human beings. The best reason to try this system is that it works for so long that it deserves our attention!
Finally, far from being exclusive and close-minded, Ayurveda is integrative and is able to include and use other medicines if it considers them appropriate and useful to achieve its purpose.
Ayurveda is recognized as a Traditional Medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO).
To get more information
• Ayurvéda : The Science of Self-healing, D. Vasant Lad
•Prakriti : Your Ayurvedic Constitution, Robert E. Svaboda
•Ayurvedic Healing: A comprehensive guide, David Frawley
• Ayurvedic medecine for the Westeners V1, Atreya Smith