Ayurveda and Modern Medical Science

Ayur Vigyan(Knowledge) is a broad term which includes the knowledge, science and techniques that is related to health and happiness of people. It existed from the very beginning of life. There are many points that make Ayurveda distinct and interesting to anyone all over the world. Ayurveda is the first attempt known in the human history for health and happiness, and is very much useful even today. Its importance is increasing day by day as the civilization tries to live in harmony with the natural environment. Ayurveda uses natural substances like plants, minerals, and animal product in medicine. Ayurveda also gives a lot of knowledge regarding life style, health promotion, and prevention of disease condition in a nature friendly way. Ayurveda has peculiar surgical practices which are very much effective. But these days Ayurveda has to work ahead to reestablish this things in practice. Yoga, Pranayam, Panchakarma and many naturopathic procedures used in Ayurveda makes it more holistic system of medicine which imparts sustainable health. There are many hidden knowledge and practices in Ayurveda and tradition still to be explored, studied and used for the betterment of life.

Ayurveda mainly focuses on balance between body, mind and soul, in relation to its theory on Tridosha. The present situation of Ayurveda is improving in Nepal and worldwide as people are being more conscious on natural ways of re-establishing their health with diet, behavioral changes, and elimination of toxins from the body.

There are evidences that it works. People trust it. Ayurveda needs more trained man power to serve people of all villages. In some cases fusion of modern technology and concepts of Ayur vigyan i.e. Ayurveda can help humankind to maintain a qualitative and quantitative life.

There is much technical advancement in medical and technical field. But still many diseases have stood as a challenge to modern system of medicine whereas traditional systems are showing satisfactory results in them. Due to this fact other systems of medicine are able to stand the threats of modern mode of theories and practices of medicine. Modern system has been developed from such traditional practices. If one is prudent enough s/he can see that all systems of medicines can be used rationally for the better health of people.

 

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