The treatment principles of Ayurveda not only cure the diseases but also enhance the mental as well as physical strength of the body and mind by treating the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of the individual. Ayurveda being the science of life and complete holistic health being its ultimate goal makes Ayurveda totally unique in itself. For ages, these principles of Ayurveda are constantly delivering the holistic benefits of complete health to the several generations of the mankind. The present form of Ayurveda is the outcome of continued scientific inputs that have gone into the evolution of its principles, theories and guidelines of healthy living and disease management. According to Ayurveda, diseases are the reason for sadness or misery and health is the reason for happiness or delight. Therefore one should always try to follow the rules and principles of Ayurveda in his / her life to be disease-free and be healthy.
The basic theory of Ayurveda revolves around Tridosha, Tri means Three and Doshas means Humours. These are:
  • Vata accounts for air and all the different movements in the body.
  • Pitta accounts for fire and all the metabolism, digestion in the body.
  • Kapha accounts for water and all the mucous contents of the body.
According to the principles of Ayurveda, the attainment of complete health of an individual depends on the complete harmony between these Tridoshas, balance of metabolic, systemic and excretory functions, all five senses and in the mind and spirit.
Out of several principles of Ayurveda the most important and widely followed principles of Ayurveda are :
  • Ritucharya or Seasonal Regimens
  • Dinacharya or Daily Routine Regimens
  • Ratricharya or Night Routine Regimens
  • Swasthavritta or Lifestyle advocacy for maintenance of health
  • Pathaya-Apathya or Compatible-Incompatible Regimens
  • Achara Rasayana or Moral Science or Behavioral Regimens
If these principles or rules are followed by individuals, they can desire a long, disease free and quality life.

Today the globalization of Ayurveda has enhanced its importance worldwide and it is a unique attraction for the world. The principles of Ayurveda are being adopted globally to treat and cure several chronic disorders where the contemporary Modern sciences have limited role to play. It is knowledge base deeply rooted in the Indian pursuit of understanding the human body and its relation with nature.

At present, Ayurveda has become integral part of national health delivery systems of India. One of the key reason behind the abiding success of Ayurveda, has been its use of natively available natural herbs and materials are commonly available, in most of our homes. Their proper use can alleviate common health problems and ailments. The time is ripe to expand and propagate Ayurveda, especially in the fields, where it has stronghold. There are many such areas, where Ayurveda may be considered more beneficial than the contemporary systems of Medicines.

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient systems of healthcare that is still widely prevalent. It deals with both preventive and curative aspects of life – with a holistic approach that covers the physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual welfare of the individual.

The treatment principles of Ayurveda not only cure the diseases but also enhance the mental as well as physical strength of the body and mind by treating the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of the individual.
The origin of Ayurveda is accounted back to pre-vedic times (around 5000-1000 B.C.). Over the years, the knowledge of Ayurveda was passed on from generation to generation. It passed through different political and socio-cultural phases and stood test of time, got enriched by the contribution of different practionners and scholars and catered the health needs of contemporary societies. The original texts of Ayurveda were in Sanskrit in the form of verses. The great sages, teachers and scholars of Ayurveda have worked continuously ever since to translate these verses into Hindi, English and many more languages of the world.
Ayurveda, comprised of two words i.e. ‘Ayu’ and ‘Veda’ is the science which deals with the life (Ayu), hence it is also called as Science of Life. The two main principles of Ayurveda are :
  • To Prevent and promote the health of the healthy individual and
  • To Cure the disease of the patients / diseased.

Need of Lifestyle Modification : A Must have in 21st Century

  • Since the dawn of the 21st century man’s interaction with gadgets have increased manifolds. This has led to significant reduction in physical activity. This in turn has been the major factor in the genesis of multiple diseased conditions in mankind viz Disturbed Cholesterol levels, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Blockages, Obesity, Anxiety-Insomnia-Depression, Sleeplessness, Hyper-acidity, Constipation, Menstrual abnormalities in females, PCOD, Joint pains – Arthritis, Lumbar/Cervical Spondylosis etc.
  • Contemporary Systems of medicines mainly allopathy can only cater to these dreadful conditions symptomatically and complete cure of the root of the disease is not available there. Ayurveda however certainly has an edge while treating these disease conditions. The vedic principles of Ayurveda & the holistic treatment modalities of Ayurveda synergistically help in the complete eradication of the disease condition. The principles of Ayurveda not only implies to the diseased ones but also to the healthy individuals in maintenance of their health. The ‘Detoxification’ procedures known as Panchakarma are the most pivotal tools for maintaining / correcting ill health.
  • ‘Detoxification’ (Panchakarma) takes out all the harmful elements (Dosha – Toxins) from the body. Detoxification enables the body to get cleaned and rejuvenated. It would also enable the herbal medicines in reduction of their effective dosage in the body. The biggest advantage of Panchakarma Therapy is that it is very effective in several diseases and it tends to cure the harmful diseases permanently.
  • Recent health dynamics of corporates and several researches published indicate the deteriorating health scenario of the employs. One more fact to be taken into special consideration is the age bracket where these employs belong is 25 to 45 yrs. At such young age these employs are exposed to dreadful diseases and constant lifelong medications which certainly have side effects. The ailing health of the employs eventually affect the growth of the MNCs which when reflected in the balance sheets have drastic effects. The sedentary lifestyle, high levels of stress, always in a hurry attitude, disturbed patterns of routine, unhealthy eating – drinking habits, excessive work pressure make the corporate extremely vulnerable for lifestyle disorders.