Ayurveda Basic Understanding

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PURE HERBAL AYURVED CLINIC www.pureherbalayurved.com.au Dr Gurnam Saini Dr Pooja Saini

Ayurveda- A Miracle :

Ayurveda- A Miracle

Diseases of the New World:

Diseases of the N ew W orld

But There is a HOPE…… :

But There is a HOPE…… Ayurveda A complete Science of Life A New Beginning … A new Being


AYURVEDA Ayur (Long Life) + Veda (Knowledge or Science) = Knowledge or Science of Longevity A holistic system of healing was taught by the gurus (teachers) from one generation to the next Practiced for > 5000 years old, known as the oldest medical system in the world.

Ayurveda continues…:

Ayurveda continues… Covers all medical fields Diagnosis done by observation, touch and questioning Recognises that we are all inherent part of nature

Why Ayurveda?:

Why Ayurveda? It has survived for at least 5000 years (despite the failure of many different systems). Patients tend to show improvement according to many subjective sources . It has always been popular .

WHY AYURVEDA Continues..:

WHY AYURVEDA Continues.. Cures chronic and stubborn diseases by its deep-rooted treatment procedures and drugs . Ayurvedic medicines are derived from herbs, plants, flowers, fruits etc.- harmless, non-toxic and self-contained.

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Ayurvedic medicines can be safely used with other conventional medicines. Treatment is personalized to your symptoms, rather than using a conventional, "across the board" approach to healing

Eight Branches of Ayurveda:

Eight Branches of Ayurveda Internal M edicine - Kayachikitsa Tantra General & Specialised Surgery - Shalya Tantra Eyes, Ear, Nose & Throat - Shalakya Tantra Paediatrics - Kaumarabhritya Tantra Toxicology - Agada Tantra Eugenics and Aphrodisiacs -Purification of the genetic organs - Bajikarana (or Vajikarana ) Tantra Health and Longevity - Rasayana Tantra Psychiatry Psychological M edicine- - Bhuta Vidya

Concept of Health:

Concept of Health Ayurveda is a medical system that deals not only with body but with the mind and spirit as well. The fundamental aim of ayurvedic therapy is to restore the balance between the 3 humours or dosha ( VATA, PITTA, KAPHA ) and coordination of body, mind, and consciousness.

Concept of Health continues…:

Concept of Health continues… Health is not just absence of disease Balance is Health Imbalance is Disease Balance is maintained at all levels including Physical, Biochemical, Intellectual, Emotional, Behavioral, Spiritual, Social and Environmental. To establish equilibrium between self and environment = “healing” leading to HEALTH

Concept of Health continues…:

Concept of Health continues … Ayurveda teaches that our health is up to us . Every day of our lives, every hour of every day, we can and do, choose either health or illness . When we choose wisely, nature rewards us with health and happiness. When we persistently choose unwisely, nature in her wisdom eventually sets us straight: She makes us sick and gives us a chance to rest and rethink our choices.

Uniqueness of Ayurveda:

Uniqueness of A yurveda It heals from the root-cause of an illness, not merely treating the symptoms. It looks at people as individuals, not as a generic group.

Ayurveda Goals:

Ayurveda Goals To promote and maintain health of healthy people To cure and remove illness / disease of ill people To restore Balance between body , mind and sprit To Improve quality of life To prolong longevity To eliminating impurities To increasing resistance to disease To increasing harmony in the people’s life

Some Facts…:

Some Facts… 80% of Indian population uses Ayurvedic products Oldest surviving medical system A favorite therapy amongst Hollywood models and actresses

Some Facts…:

Some Facts… The tridoshas regulate every physiological and psychological process in our bodies. We are all unique – every person responds differently to therapies. Ayurveda is widely practiced all over the world and is recognized by WHO A complete system of preventative medicine relevant to today’s high-paced stressful lifestyle

Some Facts…:

Some Facts… In ayurvedic texts, more than 1500 herbs their medicinal actions and uses are explained. More than 10000 medicinal preparations explained Ayurveda is the mother of all medical sciences and preventive or hygiene sciences. It is the first known science in which preventive measures are given.

Ayurveda in West:

Ayurveda in West In UK , about 28% of the population use CAM and up to 49% cancer patients use traditional medicines (Simpson and Roman, 2001; Johnston et al., 2003; Thomas et al., 2003). Ayurveda is recognized as an official healthcare system in Hungary . In USA , up to 59% of the population use CAM. (Eisenberg et al., 1998; Graham et al., 2005; Saydah and Eberhardt, 2006, Source : Los Angeles Times * Economic times dated 25th July 2003 )

Ayurveda vs Modern Medicine:

Ayurveda v s Modern Medicine Ayurveda Allopathy

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Modes of Ayurveda Mind, Body, Senses & Soul Balance Panchkarma Detox Herbs Breathing Exercise Spices Massage Yoga

The five basic elements-Building blocks:

The five basic elements-Building blocks Air: G aseous form of matter which is in motion Fire: P ower to transform solids – liquids – gas and back again Water: Characterises change and represents the liquid state – unstable Earth: R epresents the solid state of matter – stable Ether: S pace in which everything happens

What are Doshas?:

What are Doshas ? Doshas are defined as energetic principles that govern physiological and psychological functions of the body. There are three Doshas : Vata , Pitta and Kapha H ealth exists when there is a balance between these three fundamental body doshas .

DoshaS Continue….:

DoshaS Continue…. Derived from the 5 basic elements of nature A way to understand the differences between each individual Governs all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment Constantly changes in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, the foods we eat, the seasons, and any other sensory inputs that feed our mind and body.

Theory of Tri-Doshas:

Theory of Tri- D oshas VATA Air and Ether Principle of movement, physical and mental function Directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, elimination and degeneration

Theory of Tri-Doshas:

Theory of Tri- Doshas PITTA Fire and Water Principle of digestion, absorption assimilation and transformation Transforms food into nutrients Metabolism in the digestive system

Theory of Tri-Doshas:

Theory of Tri- Doshas KAPHA Water and Earth Principle of structure &solidity- bonding, cohesiveness,growth and lubrication Growth and protection Mucosal lining of the stomach Protection of the brain and back bone

Theory of Tri-Doshas:

Theory of Tri- Doshas Balanced Tri- D osha means a Healthy Person Every person (and thing) contains all three doshas . However, the proportion varies according to the individual and usually one or two doshas predominate. Within each person the doshas are continually interacting with one another and with the doshas in all the nature . This explains why people can have much in common but also have an endless variety of individual differences in the way they behave and respond to their environment.

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Vata Pitta Kapha Thin built Medium built Broad and stout built Cold hands and feet Warm hands and feet Adaptable, dislikes wet and cold temp; cool hands Dry skin Oily skin, T-zone Thick, moist, pale and cool skin Frizzy hair Fine hair Thick, oily and lustrous hair Weak colonic digestion Acne, cold sores, fungal infection Digestive disorders, mucous formations Extreme sensitivity to weather; tendency to be nervous and worry; enthusiastic Like cooler temperatures; tendency to be angry and irritable; strong intellect Nature is calm and stable; excellent memory, tendency towards inactivity; greed and attachment Turmeric, Ghee, Cloves, Orange peel, Basil, Ginger Ghee, Sunflower oil, Coconut oil, Neem oil, Lemon grass, Licorice, Turmeric Canola oil, Black pepper, Lemon peel, Cloves, Ginger, Turmeric Lavender or jasmine essential oils Rose oil Neem oil, Cardamom oil, Lemon oil

Prakriti -Individual Constitution:

Prakriti -Individual Constitution At the time of conception the proportion in which three Doshas combine to form the embryo is your Prakriti . Prakriti is like your genetic code which is unique to you. This forms your constitution. It remains unchanged through your life. Ayurveda considers each individual as a unique being with unique constitution. Constitution ( Prakriti ) is based on Dosha

Knowing your body type: eat and live accordingly !!!:

Knowing your body type: eat and live accordingly !!! Knowing the body type is important for: Understanding of human life Observation of Health status Disease susceptibility Preventive and promotive health care    Diagnosis of the diseases    Treatment- is mainly dependant on or according to Prakriti  

Vikriti- the Imbalanced State :

Vikriti - the Imbalanced State Current state of proportion of Vata , Pitta and Kapha is called Vikriti . It is the state of Imbalance. So Prakriti is state of Balance and Vikriti is state of Imbalance. This can lead to disease over a period of time if not corrected.

Clinical examination includes: :

Clinical examination includes:

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Tongue Diagnosis:

Tongue Diagnosis

How Do We Get Sick??:

How Do We Get Sick?? Improper Diet Improper Life style Environment Genetic Predisposition ( Prakriti ) Improper use of Sensory Organs Obstruction to flow of Prana (Life Force) Going against natural intelligence and wisdom ( Pragnaparadh )

Indicators of Good Health:

Indicators of Good Health All 3 D oshas are in balance All bodily tissues are functioning properly All 5 senses are functioning normally Normal elimination of waste products The channels of the body are flowing without hindrance.

Ayurvedic Approach to all Diseases :

Ayurvedic Approach to all Diseases Healthy Diet Healthy Lifestyle Yoga Breathing Exercise Natural Herbs and Supplements Cleansing and Detoxing ( Panchkarma )

Treatment has four main parts :

Treatment has four main parts Shodan – Cleansing Shaman – Palliation Rasayan –Rejuvenation Satwajaya – Mental Nurturing and Spiritual Healing Preventive → Healing → Maintaining the Health

Ayurveda And Diet:

Ayurveda And Diet Contrary to western medicine one diet approach does NOT work Food selected based on its elemental balance, taste, your doshas , effects on body, quality of food like hot/cold, heavy/light, oily . Organic food has the most energy

Ayurveda And Diet :

Ayurveda And Diet Ayurvedic diet generally suggest personalised diet for people whilst considering factors like age and gender, the dosha tendencies that needs to be balanced at a given time, the potency of the body tissues and the digestive abilities. According to Ayurveda, the tastes can increase or decrease the three doshas namely Vata , Pitta and Kapha . Any diet, which solely concentrates on one type of food, is incomplete as it is unable to balance all aspects of the physiology . Food alters our doshas based on the interaction of its intrinsic categories with our Prakriti .

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Subject Conventional Nutrition Ayurvedic Nutrition Why We Eat Personal preference, habit, body image, emotions, etc. To take in Prana to live Nutritional Element Calories Panchamahabhuta /Five Elements Focus Counting calories from different food groups How the body processes what we eat Importance Caloric value Individual Constitution Balance Balancing food ingredients Balancing diet depending on Prakriti Dietary Recommendations Depends on food groups Depending on the taste of the food Goal You are what you eat You are what you digest

Eight factors determining the food utility :

Eight factors determining the food utility 1) Nature of food articles 2) Method of their processing 3) Combination 4) Quantity 5) Habitat 6) Time 7) Rules governing intake of food 8) Wholesomeness to individual who takes it.

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Better Mood Control Freedom from Depression & Anxiety Increased Energy Levels Feeling Comfortable With Yourself Your Doshas in Balance Sustained Feelings o f Calmness & Relaxation Health & Sense of Wellbeing Ayurvedic Cooking- H ealing T hrough F ood

Six Steps to Remain Healthy and Young:

Six Steps to Remain Healthy and Young Determine your unique body type ( Prakriti ) Determine disturbed state of your body ( Vikriti ) & learning the elemental cause of illness Determine the Imbalance Stabilize your Doshas /Energies Monitor your progress Maintain Balance

Lentil(Moong bean) Daal Soup :

Lentil( Moong bean) Daal Soup This  tri- doshic  and natural  detoxification  soup is one of the powerful soups in  Ayurveda . Works by cleansing liver and  gall bladder. Helps to detoxify your body. Promote weight loss and removal of any retained water in your body. Correct digestive issues such as low appetite, acidity, loose motion, and gas while enhancing tranquillity, energy and vitality. Excellent for conditions of fever. This soup is a high protein combination and an energizer when used with Rice and Roti.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Eat only when you are hungry ( sometimes only a drink is required to satisfy a craving). Eat breakfast to help prevent a mid-morning energy slump (especially Vata types). Drink a glass of fresh, organic fruit/vegetable juice each day Eat the largest meal at mid-day – this is when the digestive fire is at its strongest.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Sit down whilst eating and put your full attention on the food being eaten - do not divide the mind and weaken the digestive juices by excessive talking, reading or watching television. Eat fresh, organic food whenever possible and always avoid processed and refined products. Try to avoid lifeless, nutrient-poor food such as micro-waved, pre-cooked, left-over or canned.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Favour unprocessed, unrefined oils such as Udo’s, flax, pumpkin, ghee and olive oil. Use honey, maple syrup, fructose, Algarve and stevia extract for sweetening. Reduce the use of refined sugar, salt, white flour, hard cheese and processed or micro-waved food Sip hot water during a meal but refrain from taking any liquids for up to half an hour before and after food. This ensures that the stomach’s digestive enzymes do not become diluted.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Drink one to two litres of mineral/distilled water or herbal teas daily. Drink hot water with fresh lemon or fresh ginger to reduce weight and/or eliminate toxins/impurities. Eat fruit separately from main meals to prevent fermentation in the gut. Always chew your food thoroughly – this stimulates the salivary glands and also ensures food reaches the stomach in a pre-digested, liquid form that is easier to digest and assimilate.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Avoid over-eating – rest and relax for a few minutes before taking a second helping. The amount of chewed food that will fit into your cupped hands is equal to the size of a third of your stomach. Your digestion system works at its best when your stomach contains one third food, one third liquid and one third space at the end of a main meal. Leave the table feeling satisfied but not heavy and bloated – energy levels should feel refilled.

Healthy Dietary Principles …:

Healthy Dietary Principles … Take a short stroll after a large meal, and then a short rest afterwards if desired Aloe-Vera juice is good for everyone but it is especially beneficial for those suffering from pitta imbalances. It is good for digestion, cleansing and elimination. Take about 30mls of the juice each day. Turmeric is both bitter and astringent and is a blood purifier and antioxidant. One teaspoon cooked with your meals is an excellent way to increase antioxidant intake. Vata people should use half this amount as it is can sometimes be too drying and depleting for them.

Healthy Lifestyle Principles …:

Healthy Lifestyle Principles … Retire to bed before 10m as the deepest rest is acquired in the hours before midnight. Arise in the Vata period before dawn as this helps ensure maximum mental and physical energy throughout the day. Oil massages each morning to tone the skin and muscles. Exercise for at least 20-30 minutes each day – a short walk is ideal. Practice gentle yoga exercises to rid the body of toxins and maintain the immune system.

Healthy Lifestyle Principles …:

Practice meditation for twenty minutes each morning and late afternoon. Spend time walking in nature and exploring new places to renew the senses and inspire the mind. Read inspiring books and cut down on television. Have some quiet time to yourself each day to rest, relax and reduce stress. Maintain the company of like-minded people.   Healthy Lifestyle Principles …

Healthy Lifestyle Principles …:

Be gentle, kind and considerate to yourself and others. Try and reduce contact with stressful people and environments. Take pride in your work – always give your best. Have a ‘Mini Detox’ each month and undertake a ‘ Panchakarma Detox’ twice a year (see your Ayurvedic doctor) Healthy Lifestyle Principles …

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