BLDEA’s AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Vijayapura



‘Ayurveda- Eternal Science for Global Health’

Ayurveda is the traditional and holistic system of medicine indigenous to India. The word Ayurveda has two Sanskrit components: ‘Ayu’, which means life and ‘Veda’, which means science; hence, it is science of life. It deals with physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings. Ayurveda aims at prevention, curing of diseases and promotion of health. Ayurveda is more than a healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity. This ancient system of medicine has evolved over time, integrating centuries of wisdom derived from practical, philosophical, religious illumination and intensive meditation adding years to life and life to years. It shows how our lives can be influenced, shaped, extended and ultimately controlled without interference from sickness or old age.

Ayurveda being holistic is effective in treating diseases, provides individualized treatment and is conducive to socio-economic conditions of India. With the availability of large number of formulations for any particular disease, use of food items as medicine and lifestyle awareness, Ayurveda enjoys a better place in respect to prevention and cure of the disease in comparison to western medicine system.

Ayurvedic medicines can generally be taken along with allopathic medicines. Moreover, Ayurvedic medicines are used as adjuvant to allopathic medicines in many chronic and degenerative diseases. As such there is no harm to consume simple herbal formulations of Ayurveda. However, it is always a good practice to take medications with due consultation of the doctor.

Ayurvedic treatment process aims at correcting faulty dietary and lifestyle habits. In most cases, just by correcting the lifestyle all other corrections are naturally affected and based on the natural vitality of the system, health is regained. However, in people who have practiced a poor lifestyle for many years, vitality becomes weak. This necessitates assistance in the form of cleansing the body with unique detoxifying treatments. The therapies or medicines are employed to facilitate the body’s own mechanism of healing.

Accumulation of toxins over time leads to aggravation of a medical condition making it chronic. During such situations, more medication may not be sufficient. Panchakarma is the preferred medical treatment to address a chronic medical condition and prevent recurrence. Panchakarma is not only for detoxifying the immune system, and restoring balance and well being. It is one of the most effective healing modalities in Ayurvedic Medicine.

No, these drugs are entirely made of natural substances which are bio-compatible and they usually have no side effects. Moreover, patients will not become physically and psychologically dependent on them.

It focuses on wellness where as modern medicine focuses on illness.