In today’s day and age, traditional medicine proves to be insufficient in executing overall wellness for a patient suffering from illness. This is evident especially among those whose diseases are difficult to pinpoint, and are chronic.
Recently, there has been some attention given to alternative forms of medicine which look into a holistic view of a patient’s overall wellbeing. Such medicines have been around far longer than the traditional medicines we know today, but have been sidelined through the years due to discrimination and poor understanding. These treatments include Ayurvedic medicine.
What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Like other similar forms of “alternative” medicine, Ayurvedic medicine believes that the individual is connected to everything around them. This view of health looks not just at physical health, but also emotional, mental, as well as the environment within which the individual exists. In this sense, an Ayurvedic specialist won’t just prescribe you a medication for your illness. They will look at all the aspects of your life which contribute to your overall health.
The goal of Ayurveda is not just healthiness, but wellness. This means a holistic view of the individual and their relationship with the world around them. Avoiding anything extremely prescriptive, Ayurveda takes into consideration the person’s lifestyle as well. Here’s why it’s time to consider Ayurvedic medicine:
It Affects Your Entire Lifestyle
Those who believe in Ayurveda also think that three energies, called doshas, run the individual’s bodily functions. They are Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha Dosha.
Each dosha corresponds to a particular aspect in a person’s life. For instance, the Vata dosha is the dosha of the mind, breath, and blood circulation. To maintain a balance between the three doshas, it’s essential to keep your lifestyle in check. This means changing your diet, your habits, and even your relationships.