Ayurveda is close to 3000-5000 years old and is an ancient medical science that revolves around healthy living. It is a comprehensive medical system which also helps people to understand the concept of the body, mind and spirit and the way one should live. There are two main approaches that are used in Ayurveda; they are Preventive and Curative medicine.
The type of treatment recommended is based on the individual’s body, the five elements and the balance between the three doshas – Kalpa, Pitta and Vata. Based on the treatment that you need, the Ayurvedic specialist may also recommend a few lifestyle changes so that you get the maximum benefit of your treatment/therapy.
Ayurvedic massages are manually done using a range of hot medicated oils, designed to provide pain relief, destress the muscles, and relax the body. They also have numerous other benefits, depending on the area massaged and the type of oil used. Patients can undergo a general full-body massage, or more specialised massages based on their condition.
Using a range of medicated oils and natural remedies, Ayurveda can also be used to exfoliate the skin and give the patient a more youthful and glowing appearance. This treatment has the additional benefit of toning the muscles rejuvenating the skin.
Through a combination of massages and medication, Ayurveda can help patients suffering from a range of orthopaedic issues such as back pain, knee issues, neck pain, and stiff joints. Treatments are generally done with warm medicated oils and herbal pastes, as well as other naturally-occurring materials such as rice, seeds, and pulses.
The ancient Indian science is also well known for its ability to provide long-lasting relief and treatment for women suffering from menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian disease and pre and post-menopausal issues. Most of these treatments are a combination of medications, detoxification therapies, massages, and lifestyle changes.
Through a combination of diet, lifestyle changes, herbal medication, massages, and other therapies, Ayurveda can be used to cure a wide range of respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.