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Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems which was developed more than 5000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is derived from the sanskrit words 'Ayur', meaning 'life' and 'Veda', meaning 'Science/Knowlegde'.
Thus, Ayurveda is translated to "Science of life".
Ayurveda is based on the premise that everything in the Universe, including the human body, is comprised of five basic elements - earth(prithvi), wind(vayu), fire(agni), water(jala), and space(aap).
Each of these elements is present in our bodies in various proportions in what are called 'doshas'.
Keeping these doshas balanced through diet, exercise, herbs, massage and meditation is the basis of Ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit.
It strives to gain insight into the very core of a problem and discover the primary cause of the ailment, whether it originates in improper diet, lifestyle, hereditary, negative thinking or emotional and energetic imbalance.
"Sama dosha samagnischa sama dhatu mala kriyah I Prasanna atma indriya manah swastha iti abhidheeyate II."
- Sushrutha Samhita
Meaning, one is in perfect health when the three doshas ( vata, pitta and kapha), digestive fire (digestion, assimilation and metabolism), all the body tissues and components (dhatus) (the entire physical body), all the excretory functions (the physiological functions of urination and defeacation) are in perfect order with a pleasantly disposed and contented mind, senses and spirit.
The main object of Ayurveda is to preserve and maintain health. Those who are healthy will benefit from Ayurveda by becoming stronger and having more energy ; while those who are sick will be able to bring back their health in a natural way.
Dr. Savitha Guntury is a qualified, experienced and highly motivated Ayurvedic doctor who holds a Bachelor's degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Bangalore University and Master's in Health Care and Management.
She also has completed Certificate courses in Womens Health, Child Health and Pulse reading (Nadi Pareeksha).
She has around 20+ years of experience as an Ayurvedic Physician. She is also a Reiki Practitioner.
Dr.Savitha applies her extensive training to ensure an accurate diagnosis. She does a thorough examination and analysis covering biological, physiological and psychological functions of the patient including the patient's medical history, diet, lifestyle, fitness routines as well as a person's mental health, person's body constitution (prakriti) along with pulse diagnosis (nadi pareeksha).
Dr.Savitha has successfully treated patients with anxiety, stress, depression, infertility, skin diseases, allergic bronchitis, auto immune disorders, obesity, management of diabetes, arthritis, rejuvenation and preventive ayurveda.
She believes that "prevention is better than cure" and ayurveda plays a crucial role in preventing ailments.
So, even if you are hale and healthy, ayurveda can enable you to maintain that healthy lifestyle. This concept of holistic health and treatment through meditation and ayurveda has helped many people.