Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally means ‘Science of Life’ and it is a natural and Holistic Medical science, developed thousands of years ago and collated into text form almost 5000 years ago. ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ – this is what the Ayurveda does as against its counter part Allopathy, used for cure or correction. Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hrudaya speaks elaborately about the Five Elements of Nature [earth, water, air, fire and space[sky] and their influence / representations in the human body in the form of Doshas or Energies. They are termed as Vatam[air/sky- neuro, blood, respiration etc.] / Pittam [fire/water- metabolism of organs – tissue system] and Kapham [earth and water - growth protection, Gastro, fluids that protect brain and spine] on the human body system. This system of medicine has five purification procedures called Vaman [Therapeutic vomiting], Virechan [ Bowels cleansing], Basti [rectum cleansing process], Nasya [ purify from Toxins through the Nose] and Rakta Moksha [ Detoxification of Blood or Bloodletting]. This system prevents illness, heals the sickness and preserves life. Shushruta Samhita says : Balancing of Doshas, Good appetite, smooth functioning of the tissues and natural urges - keeps the Mind, Body and Spirit cheerful.                                                                                                                        
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