What is Ayurveda?

A Short Introduction to a complex medical system

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is in the truest sense of the word a “holistic” medical system and it is being practiced in India for more than 5000 years now. The term “Ayurveda” has its roots in Sanskrit and can be translated literally as “science of life”. The word is composed of the words “ayuh” and “veda”, where “ayuh” stands for “life” and “veda” for “science” or “knowledge”. The system of Ayurveda is ultimately based on the understanding of three basic, regulatory bio-energetic principles, also called “doshas”, and the five great elements (“panchamahabhutas”) that make up all organic and inorganic matter in nature.

The three doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They are directly connected to the five great elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether (or space).

  • Vata: If this dosha is out of balance, it can cause symptoms such as constipation, increased dryness and stiffness of joints and muscles, overthinking, disturbed sleep, anxiety and pulling pain or pain that is not steady but rather moves around.

  • Pitta: If this dosha is out of balance, it can cause symptoms such as acidity, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, irritated state of mind, anger, burning sensation (eyes, feet, hands, etc), inflammation, skin erruptions and acne, heavy menstrual flow, hormonal imbalances.

  • Kapha: If this dosha is out of balance, it can cause symptoms such as swelling, water retention, tumors, stagnancy, dull mind, heavyness of the body, lack of energy, lethargy, weight gain and mucus congestion in chest and sinuses.

The goal of Ayurveda is to maintain or restore the balance between the individual doshas so that diseases do not occur in the first place.

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Ayurveda prescribes medicines, treatments, diet and activity changes based on a holistic understanding of the individual. Each human being is seen as unique due to his or her unique combination of doshas, life circumstances and proclivities and therefore also has to be treated individually. Since body, mind and emotions are all interconnected just as the doshas are all interconnected, any stimulus or intervention in the form of medicine, treatment, food or activity is evaluated in terms of its effects on the balance of the doshas as a whole. Ayurveda urges us to never just take the physical condition into account, but also the psychological, mental and spiritual condition of the person seeking advice.

Ayurveda is particularly effective where the allopathic medical approach often fails: in chronic diseases. These include, for example:

  • Allergies and asthma

  • Diabetes

  • Sleep disorders

  • Auto-immune diseases

  • Gastro-intestinal disorders

  • Neurological problems

  • Cholesterol and blood pressure problems

  • Skin diseases

  • Osteo- and Rheumatoid arthritis

  • PTSD, burnout and anxiety

For those suffering from chronic diseases, one of the best ways to start your healing process is through a cleaning and re-balancing procedure called Panchakarma. Panchakarma is a very effective way of disease prevention, disease reversal and restoring your health. During the procedure, deep-seated disease-causing factors are removed from your body and mind, leaving you rejuvenated through and through and full of energy. Panchakarma programs include a variety of traditional Ayurvedic treatments. At Amrtasiddhi Ayurvedic Centre we combine Ayurvedic treatments with an individually tailored dietary approach, specific yoga and meditation practices as well as other activities. Since all the program components work in synergy they can bring very positive effects on a very deep level.

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Ayurveda purifies body and mind

Ayurveda is gaining more and more popularity, in particular in the West, as an art of healing, as a way of life and as a method of disease prevention. However, within a daily routine that is stressful and demanding, many people find it difficult to make real progress in terms of improving their health. And this often despite the fact that people do tend to have a good basic knowledge on how to do so. As a result, more and more people travel to India or other Asian countries to seek what is often lacking in their everyday life – harmony and physical health. Visiting an Ayurvedic Centre abroad is a great way to experience Ayurvedic programs away from the rut of daily life and under the supervision of Ayurvedic experts.

What is Ayurveda?  The answer is maybe best experienced by yourself! During an Ayurvedic cure at our resort in Bali, you can experience the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of applied Ayurveda up close. We offer you a variety of Ayurvedic programs, ranging from detox cures to rejuvenation programs.

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In order to restore health, your unique ratio of the three doshas must be rebalanced. This can be achieved by Ayurvedic Detox and rejuvenation procedures, dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medications and various Ayurvedic treatment methods. Amrtasiddhi‘s Ayurvedic treatments are individually tailored to the composition of your doshas. In the course of an Ayurvedic consultation, we determine your personal constitution and current imbalances and design your individual treatment plan accordingly. You can have complete confidence in the profound knowledge of our Ayurveda experts. Your journey to a happier, more relaxed and healthier you starts now! We at AmrtaSiddhi are looking forward to welcoming you as our guest!


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