We have been hearing about Ayurveda for health and cosmetic treatments for years, but what does this word really mean? Let’s investigate a bit about the origin of this ancient oriental way of treatment that has been incorporated into our culture to bring us wellbeing, peace of mind and balance between body and mind. With the rhythm so frenetic that we usually take, it seems that Ayurveda has come to cure us, as much as possible, of the consequences we may have on our organism.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word and it means the science of life. It origin dates back to India with more than 5 000 years. It is a type of traditional medicine whose main objective is to achieve the balance among body, mind and spirit, so that to cure one of them also treats the other two. Despite its antiquity and being based on natural and non-invasive treatments, it is acquiring a great relevance in our society with more and more information being added. In fact, it is an excellent complement to Western medicine. Ayurveda seeks a specific treatment for each individual, so it divides human beings into three types according to their characteristics as Vatta, Pitta and Kapha
How Does Ayurveda Work?
Ayurveda is not an exact science since, as we said, it varies according to the characteristics, problems and qualities of each person. So it does not have a base model that is applied identically in all patients. Hence, observation and in-depth inquiry into each individual is very important. The connection between body and mind is very intense, and there are some channels of energy that unite them, which, if they do not flow correctly, will need to be cured.
For this science, there are many elements that structure each person i.e. the physical body unites the soul, the breath, the senses and the food. All of them must be balanced for their correct functioning. With handling so many principles, we could say that Ayurveda is a type of medicine that provides solutions from respect to the individual and everything that conforms. There are five basic elements that give form to the Ayurvedic philosophy which are as follows;
Ayurveda bases its effectiveness in using practical and simple methods of natural origin without experimenting with animals and relying on the effectiveness of plants. The treatment also has a lot to do with diet and everything that people consume, since they are related to the correct functioning of the organism. When applying the Ayurveda therapies, once the illness and its origin have been identified, the Ayurveda specialist can use techniques such as pulse reading, meditation, herbal and mineral preparations, aromatherapy, music therapy or massage.
Applied to the world of beauty, Ayurveda exerts its influence on natural treatments that help us relax, detoxify and help us find balance. There are many centers that incorporate Ayurvedic principles to some of their therapies, without having to apply this discipline to 100%.