Ayurveda: A complete lifestyle to optimize your health
Dr. Rakesh Parashar, Dr. Dustidev Sahu, Dr. Mahesh Chand Gupta, Dr. Rajkumar Dhaked
Ayurveda is Anadi (No one before) and Shaashvat (Eternal) medical science in Indian traditional system of medicine. It has two aims, first one is the protection of health of a healthy individual and second is the alleviation of disease of a patient. Out of two aims of Ayurveda first one is ‘Swasthyarakshana’ i.e. maintenance of healthy status of a healthy individual. This shows the preventive approach of Ayurveda towards the diseases which is emerging due to changed lifestyle, eating habits and their patterns, uncontrolled urbanization and globalization i.e. heart disease, Diabetes etc.. People are very much far away from the meaning of health. For this purpose various principals or tips are described in Ayurvedic classical texts. Some of these are as the concept of Dinacharya ((Day regimen),) Ratricharya (Night regimen),, Sadvritta (Right conduct), and Ritucharya (Health promotional activities during specific season), Aahara (Specific diet in preticular regimen), Ahar vidhi (Diet rules), Pathya (Complementary to medications), Apathya (Contradictory to medications) etc. If anyone does not follow them and gets sick, then another purpose is described for that which is curative and preventive health, means alleviation of disease. Present article aims to elaborate the concept of Lifestyle described in Ayurveda to prevent diseases, maintain healthy status and promotes physical, mental health of an individual.
Dr. Rakesh Parashar, Dr. Dustidev Sahu, Dr. Mahesh Chand Gupta, Dr. Rajkumar Dhaked. Ayurveda: A complete lifestyle to optimize your health. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 271-276