Ayurveda is a natural, holistic form of healing system that originates in the ancient India. In ancient times Ayurveda had various names like "assis" and "Oj" for herbal medications and "Raja" for natural therapies that were used in rituals. It was called the "Vishnu Purana" or "Books of Kings". The term "ayurveda" literally means "the healing" in English. Ayurveda uses several types of therapy which are suitable for all kinds of physical and mental illnesses and is the best alternative of modern medicines. There are studies of Ayurveda and these studies have been able to prove that these therapies provide effective treatment for various diseases and are safe to use for all kinds of people including children.
According to the studies of Ayurveda, there are nine steps that are followed in the process of diagnosing a disease. The first step is an analysis by a qualified person who can analyze the body and its functions in order to provide a diagnosis. Once the disease is diagnosed the next step is treating the disease according to the diagnosis. If the disease is not treated in time, then according to the studies of Ayurveda, the patient may become a victim of further diseases and ailments.
In order to give the best ayurvedic treatment possible, Ayurveda uses various methods and doses. The methods of Ayurveda therapy are classified according to the dose or group of organs that are affected by the disease. The first method of treatment that is used is known as "Panchkarma". This is a very simple procedure and involves bathing the head with lukewarm water mixed with a pinch of salt. This is a very simple procedure and does not take much time.
"Nasya" is another type of ayurvedic treatment that is quite commonly used in Ayurveda therapy. In this procedure the head is massaged in circular motions gently but firmly. The purpose of this massage is to get the blood flowing and circulation. Once the circulation is improved, the other organs of the body to benefit from the massage as well.
In India, China and Japan, many of the people use various types of Ayurveda treatment for the treatment of depression. Chinese medicine and Japanese herbalists are using to cure the mental disorders. The herbs are very powerful and have various beneficial properties for the human body. Ayurveda has been practiced for thousands of years and has many effective cures for various problems that were affecting the traditional medicine of those times. Many of the herbal cures are capable of curing depression and anxiety effectively.
A very effective method for treating depression is the method called "chikitsa". A special form of massage is performed on the glands and roots of the body which brings a temporary relief from stress and improves the overall health. The head and shoulders of the person are massaged in a circular fashion. The soothing effect of this procedure relaxes the muscles and tissues of the body. This is one of the most popular forms of ayurvedic treatment that uses herbs and natural products like dishes and sutras.
There are many other types of therapeutic procedures for treating ailments. One of these procedures is known as "pranayama" or "breathing exercise". This is another form of ancient Indian therapy that is also used to treat ailments like depression. "Pranayama" is performed by inhaling and exhaling certain breathing techniques. It improves the overall health of the person who practices it.
Ayurveda is just one among the various types of therapies available today. It is one of the oldest therapies in the world. Ayurveda is not only used for treating ailments but also for treating and preventing diseases and aging. In the next part 2 of this article, we will look further into the healing properties of Ayurveda herbs and herbal medicines.