PREVENTION OF COMMON DISEASES BY AYURVEDA
Prevention of common disease by Ayurveda is very important. Ayurveda does not stand simply for the cure of certain diseases in individuals. It aims at keeping both the individual and the society healthy and happy by preservation and promotion of physical and mental health and prevention of diseases. Health has three vertical aspects namely physical health, mental health and spiritual health. It has 3 horizontal aspects namely promotion of positive health, prevention of diseases and cure of afflicting ailments.
Depending upon their Prakriti, human beings are classified into seven categories. The place where they live is divided into four categories. Depending upon their age, they are divided into three categories. There are several other factors like sex, profession and Mental attribute on the basis of which human beings are classified into several categories. On the basis of the year day, night and the age, the span of the life has been divided and for each of these divisions nutrition requirements of the persons are different. Keeping all these points in view, the exact requirement of the nutrition of the person varies from one group to the other.
Yogic lifestyle, yogic diet, yogic attitudes, and various yogic practices help humans to strengthen themselves and develop positive health, thus enabling them to withstand stress better. This yogic “health insurance” is achieved by normalizing the perception of stress, optimizing the reaction to it, and by releasing the pent-up stress effectively through various yogic practices. Yoga is a holistic and integral science of life dealing with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of the individual and the society.
The most common examples of chronic diseases are arthritis, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and respiratory diseases. Millions of people die from chronic diseases, and they represent 60% of all the deaths in the world.
For most of these diseases, prescription medicines effectively relieve symptoms and control the disease for a period of time. Often, these prescriptions produce unintended side effects, which can be as bad or worse than the disease itself.
For many, this results in a life-long dependency on medicines, not just to counteract disease, but to counteract other medicines. These pills are expensive, unnatural, and bad for our health and environment. There is a much better way to work through disease symptoms and control chronic illness.
Meditation is not a cure, but it helps alleviate pain and reduces the occurrence of chronic diseases.