In terms of health and wellness, there are two main approaches that are used in Ayurveda; they are Preventive and Curative medicine. The type of treatment recommended is based on the individual’s body, the five elements and the balance between the three doshas – Kalpa, Pitta and Vata. Based on the treatment that you need, the Ayurvedic specialist may also recommend a few lifestyle changes so that you get the maximum benefit of your treatment/therapy.
The concept of Siddha revolves around the three humours and their equilibrium. These humours are Vaadham, Pittham and Kapam. A person develops different types of medical conditions and ailments when there is an imbalance or disturbance in the three humours. There are various reasons or factors that determine the cause of the imbalance in the body. Some of them are stress, physical activities, diet, climatic conditions and the overall environment.
The concept of Siddha works on the ratio system of the three humors. In order to cure a particular medical condition or ailment, the Siddha expert will first conduct a series of examinations of the various parts of the body like the tongue, eyes, pulse etc.
When we talk about overall wellness, it does not mean that you focus only on your diet or exercise. It is also an inspiration to help you lead a life that is full, rich happy and feeling complete from within. Over time, Yoga has evolved in many ways along with different ways to practice this ancient therapy to suit the modern lifestyle.
Another popular treatment in alternate medicinal practices; a person can opt for Homeopathy to cure various medical conditions and ailments. Homeopathy uses the extracts of plant, mineral, animal and synthetic substances to cure various ailments. Homeopathy has been practiced successfully in India for many years and patients can choose to undergo homeopathic treatment to find relief from their diseases.
The duration of the treatment is based on the present medical condition of the patient. In some cases, people also opt for homeopathy as an option to manage their condition like migraines, chronic pain, anxiety etc. Although the recovery process is a little slow, many people have gained from their homeopathic treatment.
The Unani system of medicine was made popular in India during the Mughal rule, and as such has been practiced in India for centuries. The basic concept of this system of medicine is that good health depends on the four ‘humours’/body fluids – Phlegm, blood, yellow bile and black bile.
Unani medicine cures/manages diseases by treating the balance of the four ‘humours’ in the body, as any imbalance leads to various illnesses. Unani system of medicine is a holistic medicine therapy as it takes into consideration the patient’s temperament and symptoms. This is because every patient’s unique and individual mix of the four body fluids determines his temperament (‘mizaz’).
The treatment pattern follows the path of cause elimination, normalizing the ‘humours’ and normalizing the organs/tissues. Aromatherapy, bathing, exercising, massaging, Unani medicinal drugs and Unani surgery are part of the treatment process.