Ayurveda is a highly systematized body of knowledge based on sound foundational principles, and it has a very logical as well as rational thinking process. Most importantly, it is a time-tested knowledge system, in that it has successfully treated people having varied disease conditions through the centuries.
Ayu means Life; Veda means Knowledge. Ayurveda means Knowledge of Life . Ayu or Life according to Ayurveda is a combination of the soul, mind and the body. There are two primary purposes of Ayurveda – preserving the health of a healthy person and curing the disease of an ill person.
- There are 8 branches in Ayurveda namely
- Kaya chikitsa or General Medicine
- Kaumarabhritya or Pediatrics
- Bhutavidya or Psychiatry
- Salakya Tantra or ENT & Ophthalmology
- Salya Tantra or Surgery
- Agadatantra or Toxicology
- Rasayana or Rejuvenation
- Vajeekarana or Virilification