Preventive Ayurveda | Ayurveda for Prevention of Diseases

“Swasthasya Swasth Rakhshnam”

Preservation of the health (Swasth Rakhshnam) of healthy ( Swasthaya), is achieved by health promotion and preventive care in Ayurveda. To keep the balance between body, mind and soul and also adapting to changes of environment, the daily routine as written in ayurveda texts need to be followed.

As Ayurveda believes the universe and body is made of same five elements which are air, water, fire, earth and space, It is not only the external environment or the internal environment that effects body ‘dosha’ of individual , but it is also the body’s vibration within the universe. So when there is perfect harmony between the outer universe and individual inner being then the individual is believed to be in a state of harmony and perfect health.

To achieve this perfect balance between the body, soul and mind we need to make changes in our day and night routine and also need to adapt the seasonal routine as mentioned in ayurveda texts.

Primary prevention is taking measures to stay in state of health. In other words the measures are taken before the onset of illness to prevent diseases.
 Ayurveda uses holistic approach towards prevention of disease. This approach could be used in today’s world to prevent hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases. Ayurvedic approach include the following for prevention of disease

  • Dinacharya Daily routine to be followed by an individual
  • Ritucharya Seasonal routine to be followed by an individual
  • Samshodhana Seasonal cleansing of an individual
  • Adhaaraniya Vegas Non-retention of the Natural urges
  • Rasayanas Rejuvenation therapy
  • Sattvavijaya Balance and strengthening of mind with yoga and meditation

The secondary prevention is taking measures to prevent the progress of disease. Making lifestyle changes to prevent second attack of stroke or heart attack is secondary prevention. Imbalanced ‘dosha ‘ can be brought to balance by making dietary and lifestyle changes.

Ayurveda is a complete system of health that emphasise on prevention as well as cure of the disease.

If you need to know what changes you need to make in your diet and lifestyle to keep yourself healthy and achieve optimal state of balance between body, mind and soul make an appointment with Dr Naveen Kumar at Ojus Health.

Originally published at ojushealth.com.au.