1. What is Ayurveda and what is its origin?
Ayurveda is a section of the ancient Vedas which are given by God to teach mankind how to live peacefully and happily in this universe. They reveal the secret of how to progress on the pathofliberation of the eternal soul fromitsignorance of itsspiritual identity and its relationship with the Personalityof Godhead. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the word "Ayur" means life and "Veda" - knowledge. Ayurvedais the science of healthy living in the material world.
2 . What are diagnostic and therapeutic methods according to Ayurveda?
Health is measured by physical strength,the power of digestion, intellectual and mental activity. When digestion is good, all the systems in our body get power. When it is bad , we experience physical and mental problems.
Disease is a progression of different degrees of indigestion. At the onset of the disease there are mildsymptoms, such as: gas, acids, laziness, fatigue. When the disease reaches an advanced stage because of unregulated habits, stress, etc., we put a label on this condition: heart disease, arthritis, cancer and others.
3. What is the cause of a disease, according to Ayurvedic science?
Prajnaparadha. This means to not use our intelligence properly and to act against the laws of material nature. For example, if you are an elephant, then you have to eat food for elephant, and if you are an ant - ant food. However, if the elephant eats like an ant, or vice versa – there will be problems.
4. What is the role of medication, diet and lifestyle in the healing system of Ayurveda?
What we can digest and assimilate is called food. What helps us digest food is called medicine. What we can not digest is called poison.
5 . Can Ayurveda help in the treatment of chronic and severe illnesses ?
Yes, but there are many factors that must be considered. Not every serious or chronic illness is treatable .
6 . Can Ayurveda be combined with modern medicаl science?
Modern medicine is very effective in cases of injuries from accidentsandsometimes in life-threatening diseases, such as heart attacks. Ayurveda paysmore attention to prevention and preventive measures, as well as control and treatment of chronic diseases.
7 . Is there a link between Ayurveda and Yoga?
Yoga is the science of our relationship with the Supreme Personality and Ayurveda can create a favorable situation in one's life, so there is minimal disturbanceby unbridled mind and insatiable senses.