World Ayurveda day is celebrated on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanthi every year. It falls on the first day of festival of lights. Lord Dhanvantari is considered as the divine healer and propagator of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda emphasizes on prevention of diseases and promotion of health. This ancient wisdom remains unparalleled and its holistic approach to various kinds of ailments is well documented.
Ayurveda is one of the most renowned traditional systems of medicine that has survived and flourished from ages till date. It explores the relationship between body constitution and the elements of nature, and closely designates therapy lines for healthy living in line with changes in the ecosystem.
The profound knowledge on Dinacharya (daily Regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal Regimen) are key entity in educating the population on needs of healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent diseases and maintain health.
Today’s stressful lifestyle and improper diet has led to drastic increase in Non-Communicable diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart ailments, Arthritis etc.; especially among Urban dwellers.
In recent times, understanding lifestyle has become a matter of interest for researchers. According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle and millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle that contributes to poor health.
Ayurveda being a holistic medicine, considering its mind body approach; takes into account the basic constituency of individuals while treating any ailment. Various Ayurveda treatments such as stress management approach with treatments like Shirodhara (Medicated Oil streaming on forehead) and pain management approach with treatments such as Elakizhi( Fomentation with leaves boluses), Greeva vasti/Kati vasti (Oil pooling therapies) etc help tackle life style disorders effectively improving quality of life.
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- Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
- Impact of Lifestyle on Health
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