How Ayurveda is important for global health?
Today disease burden is very high on global health. Most of the diseases like- diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, arthritis, a certain type of cancers are due to our faulty lifestyle, faulty eating habits, and sedentary lifestyle. Ayurveda teaches us how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating habits, and lead an active life. It may play a vital role to prevent diseases and make our immunity strong. Ayurveda is very important for global health.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healthcare systems, being practiced for more than 5000 years in India. Most of the diseases being faced by mankind are due to faulty lifestyles. Ayurveda is important for global health as it helps in maintaining good health and prevention from diseases by adopting healthy lifestyle practices, like- yoga, meditation, massage, dietary changes as per season, and surroundings. Ayurveda is unique among the healthcare systems in the world. As it emphasizes treating the cause of the disease and suffering.
Ayurveda way of healing:-
Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and our surroundings. It prevents- our mind from making poor decisions. It also enables us to avoid taking inappropriate stimuli through our senses like- junk food, junk sound, junk sights, junk smells, junk touch. Thus preventing the physiology of our body to get disturbed. The promotion of health is one of the strongest and most unique aspects of Ayurveda. Ayurveda treatments provide remedies for the diseases and teach us to utilize our senses as a preventive form of medicine and as an adjuvant to herbal medicine and panchakarma.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. As per Ayurveda, it is believed that health and wellness depend upon a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. It focuses on good health, providing treatment, concentrating on specific health problems. Herbs are used to cure diseases.
In Ayurveda, it is believed that every person is made up of five basic elements found in the universe i.e. space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements combine in the body and form three forces or energies called doshas. They are Vata dosha (space and air) Pitta dosha (fire and water) and Kapha dosha (water and earth).
Everyone has these three doshas in different and unique proportions. One dosha is always stronger than other doshas in everybody and that decides the nature of the body, that is how everyone’s body reacts to the same herbs differently. When this balance between the doshas in the body gets disturbed person gets health issues.
Ayurveda believes that it is the most powerful of all doshas. It controls body basic functions like cell multiplication. It controls the mind, breathing, blood flow, heart function, and ability of the body to remove waste through the intestine. This dosha use to get disturbed by irregular dietary habits, fear, grief, and irregular sleeping habits. If Vata dosha is the main life force in a person’s body, on getting the balance disturbed, conditions like anxiety, asthma, heart disease, skin problem, and rheumatoid arthritis can occur.
This energy controls digestion, metabolism, and certain hormones associated with appetite. It is affected by eating sour and spicy foods. If it is the body’s main energy on getting disturbed, it may cause heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.
This life force controls muscle growth, body strength, stability, weight, and the immune system. It gets disturbed by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods, and eating things that contain too much salt and water. On getting disturbed it may cause asthma, breathing disorders, cancer, diabetes, nausea after consuming food, and obesity.
Treatment in Ayurveda is provided by observing and considering the above facts. It also requires a deep knowledge of herbs.
Ayurveda is important for global health.
According to a survey of W.H.O., the ayurvedic business would be App. $ 5 Trillion by the year 2050. This means herbs will play a major role in caring for global health in the 21st century.
Presently the traditional ayurvedic medicines have taken a 50% share in European markets. In the U.S. Alone it has gained a market share of App. 12%. In Asian countries, traditional markets have dominated the markets with a whopping 195% share.
Few Global Facts:-
- Poor diet is linked to an app. 10.9 million deaths.
- App. 9.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases.
- App. 913090 deaths from cancer.
- App. 338714 deaths from diabetes.
- Heart attack and stroke are the major-diet-related causes of death, followed by diabetes and cancer.
Antimicrobial resistance (A.M.R.) is one of the top threats being faced by the world today. As per estimates:-
- App 2.4 million people could be forced into extreme poverty due to A.M.R.
- It is predicted that an estimated 0.7 million annual deaths due to A.M.R., May rise to 10 million by the year 2050.
Ayurveda may help in reducing the disease burden.
The disease burden can be reduced by adopting Ayurveda practices– which emphasize healthy living, prevention from diseases by strengthening our immunity, and use of herbs to treat various ailments. It is believed that there is hardly any disease known to mankind for which a herb is not available in nature.
Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with nature. It helps in conserving our ecosystem. And may prevent global warming by encouraging more plantations.
Ayurveda practices like- yoga, meditation, eating habits, and sleeping patterns may help in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression– the world is encountering. Stress is the leading cause of many diseases like- obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc. Further, it also weakens our immunity.
Modern medicine has got its own advantages, like- early detection, faster healing, and the use of the latest techniques to cure diseases. Ayurveda is being preferred due to its organic nature and safety profile. A perfect balance of Ayurveda and its ingredients can help mankind to maintain overall health. Ayurveda not only helps in maintaining good health but also enables to get rid of many diseases and ailments safely. Ayurveda is very important for global health. For more reading- Ayurveda leads to healthy life <<= Click here.
Tips as per Ayurveda for good health.
Following few tips can help in maintaining good health.
- Waking up early in the morning.
- Consuming optimum quantity of water. For more reading- Drinking too much water is bad for your health. <<= Click here.
- Eating healthy and seasonal foods like- green vegetables and fruits. For more reading- Vegetables the ultimate source of nutrition and protection. <<= Click here
- Consuming herbal spices that have medicinal benefits.
- Optimum sleeping hours with a fixed schedule.
- Regular exercise.
- Avoiding activities that are harmful to health like- smoking and drinking.
Wishing all to be in a healthy state.
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