WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Dr. Mathew's says
Ayurveda is a traditional health care system followed in the Indian Subcontinent since the last 5000 years. It sees the body not as a collection of organs, but as a delicately balanced system of complex functions constantly rebalancing itself based on the external environment. Every individual is considered unique and the remedies recommended in ayurvedic is accordingly to the person’s body type and not just on their symptoms.
How is Ayurveda relevant in this current era?
In Ayurveda, health is deﬁned as the state where physical body, senses, and psyche are in equilibrium. Even though genetic makeup is an important aspect of one’s physical and functional attributes, it fails to explain or help us manage many chronic lifestyle issues. It is currently understood that the expression of genes largely depends on environmental factors. Consistent with this belief, Ayurveda emphasizes the role of environmental factors, daily routine, seasonal changes, lifestyle, diet, regular exercise, and Herbs in maintaining balance and health. It also emphasizes that all factors related to body and mind must be in balance in order to avoid illness and consider a person is in good health, not just a few. So, if all your test reports are fine and still you don’t feel in yourself well and balanced, it’s not proper health!