The god of medicine or the lord of healing is called Dhanwantari, meaning "all diseases are due to stress" and healing is all about "removing (antari) and stress (dhanu). Stress triggers disease and disease tigers stress.
Right knowledge and action are the healing tools.
Right knowledge and action are the healing tools.
What is ayurveda
Geographically, Indian medicine.
Historically, the oldest medicine.
Ecologically, the most sustainable medicine.
Philosophically, holistic medicine.
Scientifically, the one that is constantly being proven by current science.
Effectively, the art of blissful living and science of complete healing.
Therapeutically, the purest, fastest, safest and person centred medicine.
The original source of many of today’s natural therapies, Ayurveda is hailed as the ‘mother of all healing sciences’. Born from Ancient Indian wisdom, Ayurveda focuses on inspiring individuals to heal rapidly and easily with the aid of natural resources such as herbs, compounds, diet and nutrition, body therapies, counseling and lifestyle adjustments. He has identified over 2000 native Ayurvedic herbs in our Australian backyards!
How do I say it?
Ayurveda is the art of living and science of healing. Evolved in India over 60,000 years ago, Ayurveda became a holistic living system and complete healing science 6,000 years ago. Charaka, Sushruta and Vagbhata and their desciples compiled the first generation Ayurvedic treatises. Over the past 3,000 years innumerable other authentic works came out. Most of these works are available at Motilal Banarassidas (mlbd.com).
Ayurveda and Australia
Australian Aboriginals claim that they arrived here on a bird, 60,000 years back, from India with their wisdom in living and healing. Ayurveda could be that old? By definition, Ayurveda means 'learning from life'. The essential nature of living being is it evolves as the result of this natural learning process. Ayurveda as a healing system must have born along with the first spark of life. The literature however came along 3,000-6,000 years back. No one is sure about the exact time. In India Ayurvedic professionals use over 21,000 herbs, over 1,000,000 traditional and modern recipes and hundreds of therapies to make the healing faster, easier and more complete.
Forms of Ayurveda
Local cultures gradually developed their own ayurvedic systems based on their land, time, flora, fauna etc in India. Unani (Islamic) and Sidhha (Tamil) are some examples.
Ayurveda and modern science
Scientific research and development over thousands of years proves Ayurveda’s effectiveness. Modern science is rediscovering its power especially in the fields of lifestyle elements, nutrition, herbs, nutrition and therapies. Ayurveda is easy to adapt and apply to the anyone with any lifestyle -modern or ancient.
Ayurveda works with other modalities
Although a complete system in itself, Ayurveda is also a powerful adjunct to other modalities. Its eternal principles and tools enhance a therapist's diagnostic and prescription accuracy. Clinicians claims they are using less product but achieving better results after applying ayurveda.
Ayurveda and technology
Ayurveda uses lifestyle, nutrition, herbs, therapies and cleansing in a unique and holistic way. It chooses the most suited for your health state from its wealth of 21,000 herbs, 200,000 plus traditionalrecipes, hundreds of cleansing (panchakarma) and rejuvenating (rasayana) therapies and seasonal and personalized usage of food and drinks to bring optimum health in any individual.
We refer our clients if they need, to authentic ayurvedic hospitals and rejuvenation resorts when necessary. Ayurvedic health resorts are equipped with professional ayurvedic team that includes a senior and junior ayurvedic doctors, a well trained group of male and female ayurveda therapists, high quality ayurveda products and raw herbs for tailored recipes.
Books and works
Currently available ancient Ayurvedic works include Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Sangraha and Ashtanga Hridaya. They were thought to be compiled between 1500 and 900 BC. Also these works explain in detail the precise diagnosis and treatment holistically.
Ayurveda Authors - Modern
In the past few decades Dr. Deepak Chopra (chopra.com), Dr. Vasanth Lad (ayurveda.com), Dr. Robert E Svoboda (drsvoboda.com), David Frawley (vedanet.com), Maya Tiwari - Mayatitananda (website) etc published countless titles to spread this amazing wisdom of Ayurveda world-wide. Today Ayurvedic medicine is well known in Australia and worldwide.
herbs and recipes
Ayurvedic Herbs and Compounds
These books listed over 7000 herbs, 150 therapeutic techniques, 120 surgical instruments and 300 surgical procedures. In India, around 21,000 herbs are used today. Over 400,000 compounds are also used. A quarter of them are called 'authentic and traditional' and the others are usually modern or patented.
The complexity of ayurvedic herbology is understood when we read that a herb can be prepared in over 40 different forms such as juice, powder, paste, tablet, pill, herbal wines, tinctures of various strengths, fats, millks etc. Toxic metals were also successfully oxidised and used safely.
Soon to be discussed
Dr Prasad as a physician
Rama is one of Australasia’s most qualified and experienced practitioners in the field of Ayurveda. His classical formal training at India’s prestigious Coimbatore Ayurveda College for 7 1/2 years (Bharatiyar University - Tamil Nadu, India) along with extensive Herbology, Sanskrit and Yoga study gives him expertise in all areas of this healing science. An experienced Ayurvedic physician and teacher since 1989, Rama has a reputation as a gifted and sensitive healer with a warm and compassionate nature. Along with consulting and teaching at Ayurveda Elements centre Rama is the principle lecturer for Nature Care College’s Ayurveda Course and and is the founder of The Australian Sanskrit Institute.
Dr Prasad as a teacher, presenter
Rama was part of the organising committee of three International Yoga and Ayurveda Conferences. He has presented papers, given talks and was the keynote at the yoga and ayurveda international conference in Madras, India during 2006 (photo - photos), along with Maya Tiwari (Mayatitananda), Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Robert Svoboda etc. He was also one of the organisers of othe 3 international conferences in Sydney and India. Rama has lectured in several countries and all types of participants. Rama's enthusiasm for Ayurveda is contagious, as he believes 'the more you give, the more you gain'. His dynamic presentation skills make learning a memorable and enlivening experience. Rama's clinical expertise introduces you to Ayurveda in a way that is easy to understand and implement as a tool for healing and happiness.