How does Ayurveda different from other alternative systems?

How does Ayurveda different from other alternative systems?

Postby stathemosered » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:30 am

Can anyone explain how Ayurveda is different from other alternative systems?

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Re: How does Ayurveda different from other alternative syste

Postby ayu » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:22 pm

It is not easy to explain it in few words, but I will try!

Ayurveda has been in practice in India over 5000 years. It has been time tested for it's efficacy. Unlike other alternative systems, Ayurveda has got various intensive techniques both internal & external to clean the body using various natural materials from herbs, minerals etc. It has got very in-depth theory, which one can spend several years for detailed study.

Re: How does Ayurveda different from other alternative syste

Postby nibha » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:56 am

a bit longer reply...

Firstly, Ayurveda is not an alternative, but the solution to health. Yes, it has been marginalized by the modern biochemical medicine, which promises quick fixes and delivers long-term disbalances instead.
Ayurvedic healing modalities are based on the laws of nature, which is older than humankind itself. There are other naturalistic healing systems, e.g. TCM (Traditional Chinsese Medicine), Tibetain medicine or naturopathy.
Ayurveda employs a quantitative aspect (use of herbs, diet, oils) on the body but considers also the qualitative aspect of nature; the three gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas) & their effects on the body, mind and soul. The difference is that TCM would employ animal products in its medicines, being strenghtening for the body; Ayurveda would view them as tamasic for the mind and body in the long run and would abstain from them.
Basically, all natural healing systems have their roots in Ayurveda. In the course of time, these different systems diverged from Ayurveda practiced on the Indian subcontinent due to geographical, climatic, cultural and political conditions under which they evolved. One size does not fit all.
Relative to other alternatives, Ayurveda is the most holistic, working both with matter and consciuosness, from which alone the matter sprang.
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Re: How does Ayurveda different from other alternative syste

Postby hari » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:35 am

Very Good!! I agree with you!, Not Ayurveda but modern medicine is alternative medicine. Ayurveda is the one that covers everything in the life and performs according to the true sense of health of the individual.
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