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ayurveda/ayur·ve·da/ (i″yur´ved-ah) (i″yur-va´dah) [Sanskrit] a classical system of medicine founded 5000 years ago and currently practiced in India. Its emphasis is on balance with the environment and interpersonal communication and is based on the principles that humans are microcosmic representations of the entire universe and that health is the natural end of living in harmony with the environment. Disease results from disharmony between the person and the environment, and each case of disease is a manifestation of a unique state in a unique individual, therefore requiring a unique cure. The practitioner attempts to maintain or restore the balance of the doshas, with therapies including diet; herbal, color, and sound therapies; aromatherapy; application of medicated oils to the skin and massage; and meditation. Written also Ayurveda. ayurve´dic
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
a major health care system that emphasizes a preventive approach to health, focusing on an inner state of harmony and spiritual realization for self-healing. It includes special types of diets, herbs, minerals, and changes based on a system of constitutional categories in lifestyle. Enemas and purgation are used to cleanse the body of excess toxins. Ayurveda emphasizes lifestyle analysis and change as the most significant aspects of the healing process.
ayurveda(1) The Indian philosophical basis for ayurvedic medicine.
(2) Ayurvedic medicine, see there.
While the terms ayurveda and ayurvedic medicine are often used interchangeably, the former is more global and includes both the ayurvedic philosophy and those components of ayurveda that are rarely applied in modern ayurvedic medicine; the major branches of ayurveda incorporated into current ayurvedic medicine are internal medicine, geriatrics, aphrodisiac medicine and panchakarma.
Ayurveda is a system of wholistic medicine from India that aims to bring the individual into harmony with nature. It provides guidance regarding food and lifestyle, so that healthy people can stay healthy and people with health challenges can improve their health.
Ayurveda,"science of life" from ancient Vedic tradition of India.
Ayurvedic medicine - ancient science of natural medicine which promotes health of mind and body.
n.pr the science (veda) of life (ayu); ancient Indian health system that uses Vedic knowledge to reestablish the balance between body and mind.