Health is a natural facet of liveliness - both by definition and realization. The ancient Indians had attributed the secret of ”jivem shardah shatam” - hundred years of vigorous, health y, happy and creative life - to the total harmony of the mode of living with the Nature and the spiritual inheritance of life .
Their approach was focused primarily on the science of consciousness and dealt with the awakening and harmonious use of the vital power ( pran shakti ) in auto-regulation of the body functions rather than controlling it by adjusting the (bio)chemical reactions and physiological activities as is largely practiced in the modern sciences of medicine.
After about two centuries of dominance of Allopathic and related approaches of medical treatment, its limitations and incompleteness are by and large being felt by people from all sections of the society. Now the reductionist approach to health is giving way to a more comprehensive holistic approach in which the mind , body and soul relationship is getting more and more prominent.
Pioneering work on unique therapies like yagyopathy and mantra- therapy has been done here. Even some otherwise ’ incurable ’ diseases have been cured by these therapies.
Ayurveda , the ancient
Indian medical - science is believed to be the oldest repository of diagnostic,
pharmaceutical and therapeutic knowledge. This Vedic science draws upon an
integral approach to health care by considering the physical, mental and deep emotional
well being simultaneously. It encompasses thorough knowledge of the Adhibhautik
(physical, pertaining to the gross body), Adhidaivik (mental, emotional and
pranic, pertaining to the subtle body) and Adhyatmik (spiritual, pertaining to
the astral body) aspects of health . No other branch of ancient or modern
disciplines of medical sciences, perhaps, has such deep and expanded
foundations as Ayurveda has. This ancient science of medicine enfolds the
secrets of youth ful longevity and is therefore also referred as a comprehensive
science of happy and hearty life . The preventive and remedial measures derived
under Ayurveda deal with multidimensional complexities and problems of human
life and provide solutions in perfect harmony with Nature.