Ayurveda is not just the science of health, IT IS the science and wisdom of life. Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of medicine originating in the region of India during Vedic times, over 10,000 years ago.
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, and covers practices which include natural medicine, meditation, color therapy, herbal body treatments, and detoxification protocols called Pancha Karma, that all work together to create balance and health in body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda understands and treats discomfort and disease by understanding the imbalances in our constitutions, which, in Ayurveda, are comprised of three doshas (forces of energy): Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Derived from the elements, our doshas are the three biological energies that govern our physical and mental processes. Vata is associated with movement of air and ether; Pitta with transformation of fire and water; and Kapha with the rootedness of earth and the fluidity of water.
We are all born with a percentage of each dosha, and in perfect balance, but when any of our doshas slip out of balance, we begin to feel uneasy, and that unease, unless dealt with, will ultimately manifest as disease. When we use Ayurvedic principles and healing herbal protocols and body treatments, easily rebalance our doshas, and health and wellbeing can be restored.
Chandra helps rebalance with traditional therapies and diet modifications, and allows clients to find lasting relief from issues such as excess weight, skin problems, poor digestion, restlessness, lethargy, and even more serious conditions such as Lyme’s Disease, Lupus, neurological and psychological disorders, and chronic gastrointestinal issues. However, Ayurveda is for everyone, and is extremely beneficial as general detox or seasonal preventative practice to treat imbalances before symptoms arise. One always feels remarkably energized and clear after a seasonal cleanse.
The origin of Ayurveda is attributed to Atharva Veda where several diseases are mentioned along with their treatments. Later, from the 6th Century BC to 7th Century AD there was systematic development of the science and it is called Samhita period, when a number of classical works were produced by several authors and during the period ther is evidence of organized medical care.
The fundamentals on which the Ayurvedic system of medicine is based are essentially true for all times and do not change from age to age. These fundamentals are based on human factors on intrinsic causes, not extrinsic causes. Civilization may change, human habits may change, the environment may change but humanity remains the same. Changes in the environment, new modes of living, new avocations, all might contribute to certain modifications of a disease or the appearance of new diseases. But disease attacks the human hot, and as long as the human being is very much the same as his ancestor, the reactions to the disease, signs and symptoms would be same. The methods adopted to cure the disease may differ in their form but not in their essential approach.
The development of surgery the classifications of disease, the observations on signs and symptoms, prognosis and the descriptions of the nature, toxicity and therapeutic value of drugs as described in the literature all clearly demonstrate high level of knowledge which would not have been possible for men without the scientific approach. One thing we should not lose sight of is the fact that the men who gave the system to the world were drawn from the highest intellectual and spiritual hierarchy. Their motive was compassion. Their purpose as to alleviate human suffering and their recorded precepts were for their disciples whom they trained for the service of humanity.