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මුල් පිටුව නිතර අසන පැන


  1. What is ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the system of medicine which support us to healthy and long life.Thus ayurveda totally means “science of life”
  2. What are the Diseases for which  treatment is available in ayurveda?
    Ayurveda has effective treatment for diseases of all systems of the body,of persons of all age groups.There are special treatment for the diseases of elderly,women and children.Disorders of nervous system,respiratory system, digestive system,circulatory system,diseases of urinary tract, metabolism disorders,disorders of reproduction,mental disorders and many more illnesses are successfully treated with ayurveda.
  3. What are the modes of ayurvedic treatments?
    There exists eight divisions of ayurvedic therapeutics namely kayachicitsa (Internal medicine), shalya (surgery), shalakya (Otorhinolaryngology and Opthalmology), kaumr Bhritya (paediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics), agada tantra (toxicology), rasayana (Gerentorology), vajikarana (Aphrodisiacs) and Bhootavidya (psychiatry).
  4. What is ayurvedic approach to prevention of diseases?
    Ayurveda defines health as the state in which the dhatus are in equilibrium if this is disturbed disease is caused. Therefore the prevention of vitiation of the doshas (humors) is the first step in prevention of diseases, whether agantu ( exogenous), nija ( endogenous) or manasa ( mental) in nature.
  5. Does ayurveda have antibiotics?
    Antibiotics are substances derived from microorganisms to destroy harmful microorganisms, usually disease causing bacteria or fungi. There are no antibiotic drugs in Ayurveda as the term denotes in modern medicine. But the active principles of some herbs, which produce the same effects as antibiotics are used in the formulation of ayurvedic drugs. Thus infectious diseases ( krimiroga) which are exogenous ( agantu) were effectively treated even in the pre antibiotic period. But unlike antibiotics, these drugs helped the patient to develop resistance against the pathogens and were not intended to attack them
  6. Do ayurvedic drugs have side effects?
    Ayurvedic drugs cause neither side effects nor physical or psychological dependence. This is why ayurvedic treatment is termed shuddhachikitsa – ‘ a genuine treatment ‘.
  7. Can one take ayurveda medicines with modern medicines?
    If not indicated otherwise by the attending physician,ayurveda medicines can generally be taken along with allopathic medicines.Moreover,ayurveda medicines are used as adjuvant to allopathic medicines in most of chronic and degenerative diseases.
  8. Does Ayurveda advocate vegetarianism?
    The classical texts describe three types of diets- saatvik, rajasik and tamasik, the saatvik diet consists of leafy vegetable, fresh fruits, milk, curd, butter, honey and so on. The rajasik diet consists of hot and pungent foods meat, beans and so on. This is suitable only for those who engage in heavy physical work. A tamasik diet includes fermented and highly spiced foods, curd, wines and so on and is considered harmful to health. According to Ayurveda, a saatvik diet, moderate physical exercise and regular practice of yoga help one to maintain good health.
  9. What's the difference between Ayurveda & Western medicine?
    Ayurveda treats the person as a whole, taking in to consideration his/her activities and the environment.
    According to Western Medicine the diagnosis is focused mostly on the identification of a disease. In Ayurveda the diagnosis is much deeper.
  10. 10   Why are most ayurvedic treatments time consuming ?
    Toxins (ama) that accumulate in the human body take a long time to manifest as some disease, in the meantime, our body and mind get somewhat habituated to them. Removal of these at one go. Like the surgical removal of a tumour, is practically impossible besides, it would also go against the wisdom of the body according to which the immune system works. This is why a comparatively lengthy purvakarma – pradhanakarma – paschatkarma mode of therapy has been designed for the elimination of disease causing factors.


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