Ayurveda is a 5000-year old science of healing that leads to a wholesome body, mind and soul. A combination of two Sanskrit words meaning life (Ayur) and Science (Veda), this healing science uses natural herbs and ancient therapies to treat a number of lifestyle disorders. It is a science that is not just limited to curing physical symptoms but also spread harmony over one's spiritual, mental as well as social health, to attain 'Nirvana', i.e freedom from all sorts of desires.
Two popular treatises are found written on Ayurveda and its medicines, called 'Caraka Samhita' and 'Sushruta Samhita'. In a detailed narrative, these books describe the eight fields of Ayurveda which are:
- Internal medicine
- Treatment of head and neck disease
- Gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics
- Care of the elderly and rejuvenation
- Sexual vitality
Medicines in Ayurveda form a crucial part in most of the therapies as they heighten the effect of therapies with their natural ingredients. The medicines balance the body with the spiritual level and helps prevent any sort of illness. Using a wide array of natural products to promote wellness in body and restore balance, these medicines need a trained expert to diagnose them or the herbs can have an adverse effect as well.
For reasons like these, one should always consult an expert and go to authentic Ayurveda centres. During the therapy, it is always a good idea to check with the practitioner about his experience. Also, make sure you explain your health conditions and daily routine to your consultation expert well before he prescribes you any therapy. This will ensure you gain maximum benefit out of your Ayurveda experience.