Aim of Ayurveda
“Prayojanam chasya swasthasya swaasthya rakshanam athurasya vukara prasamanah” - Cha Sa
Protect health of the healthy and alleviate disabilities in the Diseased.
Ayurveda focuses on two objectives: Preventative aspect and Curative aspect.
Preventative aspect focuses on maintaining health by raising awareness of regimens and protocols for maintaining health and immunity. And curative aspect deals with providing relief to the diseased using herbal remedies, therapies and recommends subtle alterations to dietary habits and lifestyles.
The important aim of life is to achieve the Purushaarthas (the four principles of life – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha), which necessitates a healthy body and mind and that can be attained through Ayurvedic guidance.
There are several aspects of this medical practice that distinguish it from other approaches to health care:
- Ayurveda describes what is appropriate and inappropriate, happiness and unhappiness, essential and irrelevant for a healthy long life and everything about life.
- Ayurveda helps man to live a balanced life in accordance with the laws of nature by fostering harmony between individual and nature
- Focus on establishing and maintaining the balance of inner life energies, rather than focusing on individual symptoms.
- Ayurveda recognizes the unique constitutional differences of all individuals and therefore recommends different regimens for different people.
- Prevention is the main focus. Awareness of protocols to stay healthy can prevent many diseases.
- Focus on complete assessment of an individual to determine the appropriate guidelines and treatment protocols – physical, mental, and spiritual.
- Encourages individual to take charge of his/her health, for a better tomorrow; rather than waiting to fall
- Ayurveda seeks to heal distortion and disturbances of the mind-body complex, restore integrity and harmony.