Health through Ayurveda

In the era of modern science, there is a huge advancement in the field of modern medicine due to many inventions of various investigation tools, advanced study materials, and technology which leads to a deep knowledge of human Anatomy and Physiology. In spite of all advancements in technology, there is no significant control over diseases, rather new health issues are emerging out and even some among them do not have proper treatment. These diseases can be of metabolic, genetic or infectious origin.

Being a part of the health-care delivery system it’s time to reanalyze the health management system and review the theory of prevention as the first line of treatment. All other systems of medicine emphasize the treatment of disease but in Ayurveda, maintenance of health and prevention of disease have been given priority and treating the disease is a secondary objective. This is the reason why Ayurveda has been given importance to maintain health and preventing disease.

Ayurveda defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This is achieved through counseling people about their lifestyle (diet, daily routine, activities, etc.) and increasing his self-awareness and healthy relationship with nature and other people. Other strategies for maintaining health and preventing disease in Ayurveda include the promotion of health education, integration of spirituality and ethics may help for the public health management, improve quality of life, health with the advancement of age and limiting the use of medicines.

Written by:

Dr. Neha Kumawat
M. D. Scholar
Dept of sharir rachana
National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur

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