PRINCIPLES OF INDIAN MEDICINE
PRINCIPLES OF INDIAN MEDICINE
Consultation, internal preparation, Panchakarma treatments and Rasayana treatments constitutes the complete Ayurvedic treatments.
First consultation consists of detailed examination of disease, its condition and individuals body characters according to Ayurvedic and modern method of examination, which last for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Ayurvedic medicine diagnosis is made according to the 18 diagnosis methods, some of them are pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, eye diagnosis, etc. This helps to diagnose the physical and mental state of the patient. Keeping the causative factors away and breaking the process of pathogenesis are the basic concept of Ayurvedic medicine treatment. Advice is given to maintain proper diet and activities in detail during the consultation.
Indian medicine is having around 3000 medicinal plants from which different classical medicines are prepared. Internal preparations include decoctions, powders, tablets, fermented preparations, paste, ghee and oils. Some of them will be prescribed during the first consultation for a period of 2 to 4 weeks depending on the disease and condition of the patient along with the diet and activity advices. These three helps to revert the patho-physiological process of the disease.
Panchakarma is the method of purifying the body and there by correcting the physiological and anatomical functions of the body. This is a long course of treatments and need more days. One has to take rest totally during these days and should follow strict diet and activities. It consists of two processes 1.Poorvakarma 2.Panchakarma
Poorvakarma is the various external treatments done in Ayurvedic medicine to extract the toxins or debris trapped deep in the tissues which causes the block in the channels. The block causes the pathological or anatomical malfunction in the body parts or organs. This treatments are done till the micro-substances ooze into the stomach or intestine, which takes 10 to 21 days of rigorous treatments. Once these substances enter fully into the above said region purification treatment - Panchakarma is done.
It is the five treatment procedure which helps to remove the toxic micro-substances (Dosha) from the body through the natural orifices after a successful Poorvakarma. Purgation (virechana), Oil enema (anuvasana vasti) & Decoction enema (asthapana vasti), Nasal treatment (nasya), blood letting (rakta moksha) and vomiting (vamana) with various combinations of herbs are the Panchakarma treatments. The purification treatment is selected according to the disease and condition of the disease and the individualâ€™s body.
This is the special treatment which improves the immune power of an individual after a long standing disease or for individuals with less immune strength. It helps to prevent the return of cured illness when administered after the intake of internal preparations or after the Panchakarma. This consists of mostly internal herbal preparation with immunomodulatory and immunoregulatory herbs. Rasayana treatment is also beneficial in tackling the geriatric problems and to maintain the health of an individual after successful Panchakarma treatments. Rasayana treatments are also done to maintain a good immune power for the healthy individuals.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE IS EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING DISEASES METIONED BELOW: