Body Mind and Soul
Constraints of modern medicine have led to a growing interest in ancient proven healing methods. Western medicine believes that a person becomes sick because he or she contracts a disease. Each disease is seen as an independent entity that can be fully understood without regard to the person it afflicts or the environment in which it occurs.Thus, conventional treatments are treatments of diseases, not of people. In contrast to this system of medicine, traditional systems of healing in India, as in other ancient cultures, approach sickness as a dynamic event in the life of an individual. It is the result of disharmony between the sick person and his or her environment. The therapeutic focus is always on the person who is ill and the context in which the illness occurs, rather than on the disease itself.Today, one can choose from various systems of alternative medicine, be it acupuncture, aromatherapy, meditation, Ayurveda, Unani medicine, mud therapy, Pranic healing, Reiki method, Tibetan medicine and many more. Ayurveda: It literally means 'the science of living', Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge. It is a system of medicine that provides guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that people can maintain an optimum state of health.Ayurveda aims at removing the cause of illness and not just curing the disease itself. Based solely on herbs and herbal compounds, Ayurvedic remedies do not operate against the body's metabolism. Their effect is registered gradually resulting in minimum side effects. Pancha Karma: This therapy is designed to achieve an increased efficiency of medicines, foods and rasayanas (tonics). Before medicine, food or rejuvenative tonics are taken, it is essential that the body becomes receptive and that the accumulated wastes and toxins are eliminated. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma during seasonal changes to keep the metabolism strong and restricting toxins from accumulating in the mind and the body. Meditation: It is a safe and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional and mental states. During meditation, the body gains a state of profound rest. At the same time, the brain and mind become more alert, indicating a state of restful alertness. Aromatherapy: Our sense of smell works at a subconscious level. Olfactory nerves conduct smell sensations to a part of the brain which also regulates and controls our moods, emotions, memory and learning. Essential oils are contained in plants. Some oils are relaxing, some soothing and some pain relieving. Homeopathy: Dissatisfied with the common medical practices of the time, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann sought to create a system of gentler healing. He began creating a new system using plants, minerals and animal substances, combining them into energetic compounds. With these substances, he stimulated and encouraged the body's natural healing forces of recovery. Tibetan Medicine: The traditional medical system of Tibet uses an ancient form of medicine known as Gs o-wa Rig-pa or "The Knowledge of Healing" whose origins are believed to be based on the teachings of the Buddha. Siddha: The origin of this system of medicine is associated with the desire of saints who realised that a good physical body, free from disease was required to attain eternal bliss. Yoga: Yoga is a system of exercises for phy s ical and mental well being. It combines stylised poses with deep breathing and meditation. The ultimate aim in yoga is to unite the human soul with the universal spirit.There are others like Gem Therapy and many more forms of taking care of your body, mind and soul.