Ayurveda

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India.It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.

Treatment at Little Elephant Beach Resort is an individual therapy that remains as faithful to the ancient Tradition as possible .It's system based on Natural Holistic healing by strengthening the body and mind, allowing natural healing mechanisms to work to their fullest potential. The physician determines the kind of procedure and the types of medicines to be used after detail examination of the patient. . Individual Person will be advised the Panchakarma treatments as per the doshic constitution in a healthy person and as per disease conditions in a patient.

A main goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to cleanse your body of undigested food called ama, which can stick to the inside of your body and make you sick. This cleansing process is called panchakarma. It is used to reduce any symptoms and reestablish harmony and balance.

Ayurveda Concepts

According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe -- living or not -- is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.For followers of Ayurveda, anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe. Some things that can cause a disruption include:
  • Genetic or birth defects
  • Injuries
  • Climate and seasonal changes
  • Age
  • Emotions
How your body works to keep you healthy and your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body's constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti is believed to stay the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.Every person is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe:
  • Space
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth
These elements combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. The three doshas are:
  • Vata dosha (space and air)
  • Pitta dosha (fire and water)
  • Kapha dosha (water and earth)
Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. One dosha is usually more dominant. Each dosha controls a different body function. It is believed that your chances of getting sick are linked to the balance of your doshas.