The ancient Vedic medicine believes that the accumulation of “Ama” (toxic substances in the body), unsuitable nutrition, poor digestion, insufficient sleep, pollution and stress lead to imbalance in the body and thus to ill health.
In order to restore the balance and the balance in the body, Ayurvedic doctors resort to complex treatment methods, combining various therapies for detoxification, Ayurvedic massages, observing a certain diet, taking herbal, organic products, oils and other natural products for treatment.
The treatment and medicinal products that apply in Ayurveda are based on the fundamental knowledge of the three doshas (Kapha, Vata and Pitta) that form the basis of the human constitution.
The choice of medicinal products depends on which of the doshas is in an imbalance. Therefore, it is important for the patient to undergo an ayurvedic examination before taking any specific measures to balance the doshas.
What does the Ayurvedic examination consist of?
The easiest answer is many different things! Unlike modern medicine, where the patient undergoes various medical tests to determine where and what the health problem is, Ayurveda uses complex diagnostic methods that include pulse diagnostics, in-depth patient consultation, and more.
The aim of the specialist is to determine what is not only the health, but also the emotional state of the person against them, what is their dosha, what are their needs. For Vedic medicine, it is of great importance not only to cure the disease already emerging, but also to take preventative measures to avoid imbalance. The examination is also important in order for the Ayurvedic doctor to make the right diagnosis and to appoint the most effective treatment.
According to Ayurveda, equilibrium and balance in the body is recovering in several ways:
- with proper diet that the Vedic physician is developing specifically for the patient according to their individual constitution;
- with detoxifying therapies with herbal and natural oils designed to purify the body from the accumulated toxins;
- with Ayurvedic massages.
Ayurveda treatment products – types and application
The most commonly used medicinal products Ayurvedic massages and other types of Vedic procedures.
In the practice of Vedic massages, as well as in a number of therapies, oils (Taliam) prepared according to precise rules established by centuries of use and observations are used. Massage oils prepared according to Ayurvedic tradition are valuable natural means of balancing and harmonizing the body. Each oil has a different effect because it is enriched with specific herbs
Taliam literally means “something that is oily” and its action, like creams, is done by absorption from tissues.
Ayurvedic oils are designed to mend imbalances, stabilize the constitution and improve the condition of tissues. Their action provides stability, rejuvenates, tones, gives energy, refreshes, softens and adjusts the balance of the doshas.
Ayurvedic massages are very often preformed using sesame, almond, coconut and jasmine oil, aloe vera oil, as well as more exotic oils such as Amla, which is perhaps the best Ayurvedic remedy for strengthening immunity and hair growth.
Neem leaf extract is also widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat many diseases. The oil is considered to be exclusively curative and helps to stimulate immunity, purifying the blood, cleaning the body with toxins.
Another plant called tulasi (sacred basil) is very widely used in the making of Ayurvedic medicines. The plant is considered an elixir of life and is used to harmonize doshas, treat poisoning, gastrointestinal diseases, colds and malaria, to relieve inflammation and headaches, and others.
Tulasi oil is also used in cosmetics and in skin ointments. It is often mixed with ghee butter.
In Vedic medicine, volcanic stones are used for massages in addition to oils. Ayurvedic massages with hot volcanic stones combine the energy impact of volcanic magma with the massage and relaxing music, together with the application of additional herbal products.
The benefits of hot volcanic stone massage are complex as they affect not only the physical but also the emotional state of the patient. In this type of massage, blood circulation is stimulated, metabolism is speeded up, stress levels are reduced, the body detoxifies, and the skin improves its elasticity and glow.
Crystals and precious stones have been used for treatment in Ayurveda since 4,000 years ago. As strange as it may seem, Vedic medicine uses the energy of precious stones and crystals to reduce the accumulated stress in the body, to improve emotional and physical health, to treat diabetes, headache, lack of energy, and so on.
Ayurvedic massage with crystals are very useful for improving the skin appearance, removing wrinkles and fine lines on the face, stimulating lymphatic circulation, stimulating the body to self-heal.
Among the most popular Ayurvedic medicinal products are:
Chavanprash is a tasty and therapeutic mixture, a biologically active jam-like food supplement that has many beneficial properties.
The “jam” is made from the fruits of Amla, rich in vitamin C and has added 40 herbs and minerals. All this makes Chavanprash a powerful immunostimulant that not only strengthens the immune system and speeds up wound healing but also helps the body recover from disease, strengthens the cardiovascular system, cure diseases of the urogenital system, helps to fight depression, improves sleep, reduces irritability.
Kailas Jeevan – ointment
Basically, this so popular Ayurvedic ointment consists of coconut oil and sandalwood. The additional ingredients found in the ointment can be camphor, talc, palchatnik, tsissampelos and Neem leaves.
Kailas Jeevan is used both externally and internally for cough, diarrhea, throat, insomnia. Externally, it is used to treat wounds from burns, abrasions, acne treatment, muscle aches, and so on.
Neem – herbal capsules for detoxification and skin cleansing
Herbal capsules purify blood and liver, improve metabolism, improve skin condition, and prevent infections of the urinary and intestinal tracts.
According to Ayurveda, ghee butter is extremely useful for improving digestion and for strengthening the immune system. The butter is rich in antioxidants, vitamins E and A, linolenic acid, omega 3 acids and other useful vitamins and minerals.
Regular consumption of Ghee butter normalizes the digestive system, accelerates metabolism, helps purify the body from toxins. It can be eaten both raw and used in cooking.
Shilajit – mineral taken as tablets or powder
The mineral is widely used in Ayurveda to restore strength, regulate blood sugar, strengthen bone, and more. Shilajit has an antioxidant effect, acts to rejuvenate tissues, improves brain function, has a beneficial effect on the reproductive system and others.
Ashwagandha – herbal nutritional supplement
The extract from the roots of the herb Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to overcome stress, normalize serum levels of thyroid hormones and others.
For the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases nutritional supplements and Ayurvedic herbs such as Abhayasan, Avipattikar Churna, Alsareks, Triphala, Hingvashtak Churna are used. All these herbs and nutritional supplements help the digestive system function and mend stomach upsets, stomach swelling, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers.
Most of these drugs are natural biologically active supplements and can be used by a wide variety of people.
The products used in Ayurveda treatment are only herbal, organic and completely natural products that mother Earth has given us.