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.
What is ayurveda
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!
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 technology
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.
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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.