Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India[1] and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.[2] In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda[3] consists of the words ayus, meaning 'life', and veda, meaning 'related to knowledge' or 'science'.[1] Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.[4] The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India.[2] The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era.[2] Ayurvedic practitioners also identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.[5]As per Indian heritage and science, [url=http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/AYURVEDA.htm] AYURVEDA[/url] is an Upaveda or annexure to the four main vedas (knowledge systems). The famous treaties of Ayurveda are Charaka Samhita by Sage Charaka, which details the prevention and treatment of disease, and Sushruta Samhita of Sage Sushruta, which deals with Ayurvedic surgical procedures. In the Ayurvedic system, the prevention of all types of disease has a prominent place in treatment, including restructuring a patient's lifestyle to align with the course of nature and the four seasons to guarantee complete wellness.Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods, such as the use of herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment.[6] However, such alternative therapy approaches are not unique to Ayurveda because they are also available under the systems of Unani medicine, Greek medicine and Islamic medicine.


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  • Ayurveda aims at the preservation and promotion of health and the prevention and cure of diseases. Ayurveda and Yoga form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality, and higher awareness. Yoga and Ayurveda are two interrelated.

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  • Nice post about Ayurveda.

    Ayurveda is one of the four Upavedas or secondary Vedic teachings, along with Gandharva Veda (music), Sthapatya Veda (directional science), and Dhanur Veda (martial arts). These Upavedas apply Vedic knowledge along specific lines to supplement the Vedic quest for wholeness and liberation. Ayurveda is probably the most important of these because it addresses all aspects of healing and well-being for body and mind.

  • yes i agree with you.Meditation also comes under Retreat yoga.Retreat yoga has become very popular as a form of physical exercise with a focus mainly on the practice of asanas (yoga postures). Many are also taking up the practices of pranayama (yoga breathing) and meditation.The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing.
  • Ayurveda is unlike western medicine.In it not only body is involved but mind and soul is also involved.This is the reason it is called a Holistic system of medicine.
  • thanks for this info..try out MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil for good health.

    here are some benefits of extra virgin coconut oil.

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    virgin coconut oilhas been labeled as the healthiest oil in the world. It has provided many health benefits to the tropical people for generations who are known for their physical beauty. Here's a summary of the 7 ways to use virgin coconut oilto become healthier and look better.
    1. Take It as a Health Supplement
    Take One or two tablespoons of virgin coconut oila day to strengthen your immune system. The medium chain fatty acids in virgin coconut oilprovide an effective defense against virus, parasites, bacteria and fungus.
    virgin coconut oilstimulates digestion and helps nutrient absorption. Some people take virgin coconut oilby the spoonful. Others take the virgin coconut oilby mixing it in a smoothie or by adding the oil to their tea or coffee beverage.
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    The double bonds in polyunsaturated oils like vegetable oils make them vulnerable to oxidation and free radical attack. Many vegetable oils turn rancid due to oxidation and the free radicals cause degenerative diseases and quicken the aging process.
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    One must be warned that virgin coconut oilis not a substitute for the medicines you normally take. Instead, virgin coconut oilstrengthens your immune system to fight the disease while the medicine prescribed by your doctor reduces the severity of your symptoms.
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