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Traditional medicine in Modern Age

By Dr.Shrinivasa Pandey, MD (Ayurveda)

The word ‘Ayurveda’ is derived from the words ‘Ayu’ (life) and ‘Veda’ (knowledge). Ayurveda is hence the science of life. Maharishi Charaka, the great Ayurvedic scholar (AD 500 – 600) defined Ayu as a unified state of physical body, sense organs, Mind and soul - a continuity of consciousness (chetna) – life itself.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of healing that has existed since the Vedic era. It is the most ancient system of traditional medicine and health sciences practiced in India - a sum total of accumulated wisdom and practical experience acquired over hundreds of years.

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to life and health, which aims to preserve the human body in a healthy state, and promotes good health and well-being by increasing immunity and resistance. Ayurveda assists nature in the natural process of living or healing. All the therapeutic measures describe specific life style for maintaining good health by maintaining regulated diet and regimen, keeping mental, physical, spiritual and social aspects in view....



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