Many, many moons ago, during the Indus Valley Civilization (BC 3000 – BC 1500), a council of sages from different regions, each representing various concepts of traditional medicine convened in the Himalayas. There were Gurus’ from South, North, Central Asia; they gathered to compose a Life Science, Ayurveda, combining the excellent aspects of apiece regional wisdom. The sacred knowledge of Ayurveda was taught from generations to the present India in its purest form as a part of culture and daily life.
- Ayu = Life
- Veda = Science
- Ayurveda = Science of Life
The Ayurvedic concept of physical health revolves round the theory of Five elements (Air, Space, Fire, Water & Earth) & 3 Dosha concepts. These 3 doshas are the physiological or physico-chemical vital forces in the body.
- Vata (Air & space dominated): Governs the principle of movement and therefore can be considered as the force, which directs the movements of nerve impulses, circulation, respiration and elimination etc.,
- Pitta (Fire dominated): Responsible for the process of transformation or metabolism. The transformation of foods into nutrients that our bodies can assimilate is an exampl MORE DETAILS
What’s the normal pulse rate? It can be 60 per minute; and for some of us, it can be as high as 100 per minute. Is your pulse rhythmic like the swimming of a swan? Or it moves like a snake? Or it jumps like a frog? Can you feel its temperature? Is it cold or warm? Why the pulse of human does vary from person to person? It is not just the pulse rate; skin color, hair type, climatic preference, food habits, dislikes, behavior, emotional expressions etc of human being varies from person to person. Every human is being a unique individual, full of idiosyncrasies and peculiarities. You are unlike any other human being in the past, present or future. Each humaMORE DETAILS
Health & Disease
Often when a person is diagnosed as healthy, they still may not feel healthy. This is due to psycho-somatic conditions where a troubled mind affects the health of the body. 2 types of health can now be seen:
- Diagnosed health
- True health
“Health is defined as a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” – WHO. True health is based on the healthy functioning of 5 planes of life
Health is Purity and Disease is impurity; Treatment should be purification. The essence of treatment is the removal of the cause and avoidance of causative factors. Ayurvedic treatment does not mean suppressing the main symptoms and creating some new ones as side effects of the main treatment. The medicines for the treatment are prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Rather than instruct the patient to merely take a drug or herb to heal the physical condition, the Ayurveda looks to restore balance within the patient. Thus all 4 areas of life must be cultivated; mind/body, career, relationships and inner spiritual development. Ayurveda has 2 approachMORE DETAILS
Every treatment at Back to Roots is unique to you. Based upon individual body constitution, natural oils & herbs are used, which will stimulate the lymphatic system. This assists in the flow of nutrients in body and removes toxins. It prevents aging and has a rejuvenating effect. It induces sleep, improves complexion and strength and prolongs the health span.
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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in Diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” (Thomas Edison)
Personalized Diet - “What is good for goose is bad for gander”. All foods are good, but not all foods are good for all people. You must eat the proper foods for your health status if you want the best nourishment and optimum physical and spiritual health. Ayurveda provides specific guidelines for planning diet. While planning for your diet, keep in mind your body constitution and theMORE DETAILS
Ayurveda consider human as not separate from the nature; but, a part of it. The secret of health is to remain in harmony with the nature and in tune with the biological clock. Disruption of circadian physiology, due to sleep disturbance or shift work, may result in various gastrointestinal diseases, such as IBS, GERD or peptic ulcer as per research. The Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is a tiny region in the hypothalamus - responsible for controlling circadian rhythms. It regulates many different body functions in a 24-hour cycle, using around 20,000 neurons. This internal clock, becomes established during the first months of life and itMORE DETAILS
Rasayana is not only a drug therapy but is a procedure practiced in the form of regimens, health promoting conduct and behavior. Nutrition is applicable to all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. Rasayana is not Geriatrics; it is the science of nutrition. The focal basis of Rasayana is appropriate and accelerated nutrition promoting the qualities of body tissues or the sara. Rasayana therapy’s priority is to extend our 'health span', giving a better quality of life to the years that we have. ‘Rasayana’ drugs act inside the human body by modulating the neuro-endocrino-immune systems, good hepato-protectives and have been found to be a riMORE DETAILS
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in Diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”(Thomas Edison)
There is no substance in the world, which is not a medicine, and everything is useful in many ways. There is no common medicine for a disease. Ready of the shelf medications cannot have the desired effect as you are individual and your constitution differs from others with the same or similar ailment and tMORE DETAILS