The Ayurvedic Way toward Health
Worldwide interest in Ayurveda is rapidly growing,
especially in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Ayurveda is an entire system
of living aimed at achieving a state of well-being through lifestyle, diet, and
remedy derived from herbs.
It is the most comprehensive and complete systems of health
that has ever been developed in India over 3,000 years. It has been used by Indian
doctors for their patients with success.
Principles of Ayurvedic Traditional Practice
The first principle of Ayurvedic healing is that the
remedy must have no ill side effects.
Ayurveda considers illness as an imbalance in doshas. The aim of Ayurveda
- to lead a healthy life full of vigor
- to bring about healing from disease
I. The Ayurvedic Way toward
Healthy Blood Pressure
The Root Causes of High Blood Pressure
From Ayurvedic perspective, high blood
pressure is viewed as a disturbance in "vata dosha."
Too little Vata energy results in nerve loss, congestion, difficulty in breathing, constipation;
as well as mental confusion, forgetfulness, negligence, and lack of concentration.
Too much Vata energy results in headaches, dry coughs, sore throat, earaches, high blood pressure, muscle spasms, lower back pain,
dry & wrinkled skin, aching joints, abdominal gas, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, premature ejaculation, as well as interrupted
sleep, restlessness, tendency to do too much, and anxiety.
Some people may also have frequent fluctuations in Vata, and may face both types of symptoms mentioned above.
From Ayurvedic perspective, high blood pressure is actually related to imbalance in Vata, particularly high Vata.
Vita problem Manifested in Hypertension.
Disturbance in vata leads to problems in the following three categories:
- metabolic and circulatory diseases
- emotional irregularities
- stress related illnesses
They include more than one of the following, often in clusters: anxiety, sleep disturbance,
pounding pulse, stiff neck, irritability,
exhaustion, frustration, impatience, fatigue, sensitivity to light, headaches, tension,
ear ringing, shortness of breath, and dizziness.
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