AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy. These systems reflect a healthy living mode with recognized principles of illness prevention and health promotion based on clear medical philosophies. It is a holistic approach to health, disease, and treatment. The Vedas, which became Ayurveda, have left a rich legacy of medical knowledge in India. The Siddha philosophy and yoga techniques of the ancient Saints (Rishis) further enhanced this. The biomedical-based form of Western medicine called Allopath, also known as Unani Tibb, arrived in India and was integrated into Indian medical practice. Homeopathy and traditional Indian medicine have a lot in common, which led to the blending of the two disciplines. Medicines from the AYUSH system that fall under experienced medicine are affordable, well-known for their safety records, and time-tested. In treating chronic disorders, AYUSH medicines are frequently employed as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with biomedicine.
Ethno Medicines: Ethno medicine describes the traditional medical methods that consider cultural perspectives on health, illness, and disease and that address the delivery of healthcare and therapeutic modalities. Ayurveda emphasizes exercise, a good diet, yoga, and meditation in addition to using natural resources, namely plants and minerals, to treat illnesses or diseases. Ethno medicines, or the Medical supplies used by ethnic groupings, are one of the core tenets of Ayurveda.
Panchakarma: Panchakarma is a technique for ridding the body of any unwelcome waste. The word “Panchakarma” derives from 5 (five) of them (procedures). Because it encompasses preventive, therapeutic, and promotional measures for numerous diseases, Panchakarma treatment is distinctive. There are five Panchakarma therapies: emesis (Vamana), therapeutic purgation, nasal medication (Nasya), medicated oil enema (savasana basti), and niruha Basti (Herbal decoction enema). They have a calming impact on the body and mind and aid in cleaning the body.
Pharmacovigilance: Pharmacovigilance is the practice concerned with identifying, evaluating, comprehending, and avoiding side effects or any other issue with drugs or vaccines. All drugs and vaccines go through thorough clinical trials to evaluate their safety and effectiveness before being licensed for use. The four crucial Pharmacovigilance techniques include passive surveillance, active observation, Cohort event surveillance, and Targeted Clinical Research.
Massage Therapy: The role of massage therapy is to restore the body’s soft tissues to their normal function through scientific manipulation. It consists of various manual techniques, such as applying fixed or variable pressure, holding, and moving multiple body parts. Although the hands are typically utilized in massage therapy, the forearms or elbows are also occasionally employed. These methods impact the body’s neurological, circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and skeletal systems. The fundamental tenet of massage therapy is known as Medicatrix Naturae.
Restorative Yoga: Yoga practitioners of all skill levels can benefit from restorative poses. Restorative yoga is a relaxing practice that uses bolsters, blankets, and yoga blocks as supports to hold postures (asana) for a more extended period. It is a form of meditation that stresses the connection of the body and mind, a key component of yoga. Many of the poses are held relatively effortlessly by using props as supports. Compared to most other yoga forms, restorative yoga offers a unique experience.
Yoda Nidra: The term “Yoga Nidra” describes yogic or hallucinogenic sleep. Between being awake and sleepy, guided meditation induces this frame of mind. Due to its description in the Upanishads, Yoga Nidra is regarded to have a history that precedes the practice of yoga. For example, Lord Krishna and Yoga Nidra are related to the Mahabharata. Active meditation is a component of yoga Nidra. The practitioner is fully awake and alert and follows instructions for various actions without being sidetracked.
Varmam Therapy: The Siddha branch of medicine known as “Varmam” uses a unique therapy based on the body’s essential points, or “Varmam points,” to treat patients. However, it shares many similarities with the traditional Dravidian combat technique known as “Varmam Kalai,” Siddhars created and employed it as a therapeutic science. Based on the sort of pressure or source that causes the injury, Varmam has been categorized, and they are Padu Varmam, Thodu Varmam, Thattu Varmam, Nakku Varmam, Nokia Varmam, and Thaduvu Varmam.
Doshas: According to common thinking, Doshas mold the physical body following a natural constitution established at birth and is influenced by the founding documents of the parents, the moment of conception, and other variables. This individual’s natural body serves as the healthy standard for a balanced state. The five forms of matter—ether (space), earth, water, air, and fire—are where the Doshas originate. The pitta Doshas is related to fire and water, the Kapha Doshas are related to earth and water, and the Vata Doshas are about ether and air.