The Ayurvedic healer will need to examine
the patient's body type carefully and match it with the right herbs to
correct the imbalances in the body.
Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment Principles
Ayurvedic natural herbal cures principles
different from conventional medicine because the treatment principles
and the selection of medicines or herbs depends upon
Doshas. Many internal and external
factors and environment may throw the doshas off balance. For
instance, seasonal changes and changes in the weather is some of the
common phenomena that affects the equilibrium of the doshas. Once
the doshas is affected, it is easy for diseases to set in. It is
important to choose the right herbs to correct this imbalance.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies must always
base on the body types of the individual. Herbs need to be tailor
made to match the sources of imbalance. One herb or one formula
fits all type of treatment will only lead to complications and side
effects. Herbs with their different qualities of color and tastes
will affect the body in a very different manner. The herbalist
needs to understand in detail how each and every herb works. Then
based on the age, weight, sickness and body type of the patient, the
ayurvedic therapists will have to choose the right herbs for the
condition at hand.
Time and duration of treatment must
always depend on the disease conditions and the patient's body and age.
Usually, taking herbs too late at night is not good for the body.
The strength of the patient, his body
type, how sick he is or how resilient he is will influence the
herbalist in his selection of treatment strategies.
Body structure of the patient is also a
consideration. Is he fat or slim, big and strong in size or
fragile in nature? Each of these factors will give the Ayurvedic
herbalist an indication of the patient's health and this clue will help
him in the selection of herbs to match the individual conditions.
Diet plays an important role in health
and healing. The Ayurvedic healer needs to pay close attention on
this point and advice the patients on food and diets. This will
also influences the Ayurvedic practitioner in his selection of herbs.
Mental state is something Ayurveda pays
lots of attention to. Mind is chief. And many diseases
originate from the mind. Once the mind is healthy, diseases may
just disappear. Therefore, treating the person at his emotional
level is also very important. Sometimes, strong emotions like
fear and grief can throw the patients' doshas off balance
instantaneously. Acupuncture and herbs under the hands of a
skillful Ayurvedic practitioner will help solve some of these deeply
rooted emotional issues.
Age is an obvious consideration.
Special care must be given to babies, young children and old patients,
and the choice of herbs need to adjusted for this factor.
Ayurveda Natural Herbal Treatments
Depends On Disease Types
Depending on the kind of disease,
Ayurveda offers various herbal therapies, which are of six types:
Lightening therapy or Langhana
Nourishing therapy or Brimhana
Oleation therapy or Snehana
Fomentation therapy or Svedana
Drying therapy or Rukshana
Astringent therapy or Stambhana