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UNDERSTAND THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AYURVEDA..................149412
UNDERSTAND THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AYURVEDA
As the revival of traditional sciences becomes more popular in the
West, there is a lot of confusion about how to position ancient systems
of medicine like Ayurveda. Even though it is recognized as a "whole
medicine system" by CAM, it unfortunately has not yet been represented
in a way in which most people can understand it as a science in its own
right. With fundamental principles that are structured completely
differently from conventional medicine, it works as a versatile,
adaptable science that accurately represents the diversity of life.
So the question is - what should we believe?
1. Ayurveda is a spiritual philosophy - not a science
Science is defined as "a systematic enterprise that builds and
organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions
about the universe." Ayurveda meets this definition in all aspects.
Theoretically, it elaborates an intricately related system of unchanging
universal laws of actions (Karma), properties (Guna), substance
(Dravya) and balance (Samanya & Vishesha). Practically, it provides a
framework to produce predictable, repeatable results for disease
management when applied according to its system.
many practitioners today sensationalize the spiritual foundations from
which Ayurveda draws its theories, resulting in a widespread belief that
the system is not scientific. Additionally, when it is treated as a
"Complementary" practice and made to conform to the structure of
Allopathy, the ability to understand it on its own terms is lost.
2. The time required to treat any disease depends on many factors -
particularly the duration and severity of the disease. In acute
illnesses like fever, cough and cold or when most diseases are managed
correctly in their initial stages, Ayurveda shows results quickly and
effectively, and it reinforces the general condition of the body. Common
ailments are generally controlled within 24 hours in those who adhere
to all aspects of treatment.
For long-standing illnesses,
complete management may require weeks or months using a strict
combination of Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, medicine and treatment to
revert the body back to its original condition. Considering that most
long-term conditions are present in the body for years or decades, this
actually seems quite reasonable.
3. Ayurveda has no side effects
Everything in the world can have side effects, and Ayurveda is no
exception. The side effects of Panchakarma (Purification &
Detoxification) may be severe, sudden, and even life-threatening. But
when practiced carefully and classically under proper guidance, these
side effects can be avoided altogether or be managed appropriately with
Even with simple treatments of medicine and diet,
mild side effects can occur if deeply embedded toxins are suddenly
mobilized in the body, or if the potency of the medicine (Virya)
contradicts with the patient's constitution (Prakriti).
4. We should try alternative therapies like Ayurveda only AFTER Allopathy fails
Unfortunately, after many years of typical, symptomatic Allopathic
treatment or surgery, many diseases reach a level of chronicity. The
effect of long-term prescription medications like steroids completely
masks the underlying symptoms of the disease, alters the body's
metabolism and completely distorts the body's natural protective
reactions to the disease. Treatment at this stage becomes very
challenging in any form, and requires even more enthusiasm from the
patient to incorporate diet and lifestyle adjustments.
when Ayurveda is consistently used as the first line of treatment, we
see excellent results as the treatments and medicines not only eradicate
the disease from its root, but also enhance the body's level of health
and immunity. This approach should always be coupled with diet and
lifestyle adjustments to minimize the body's toxic load and maximize
removal of wastes.