Traditional Indian Medicine is a common term used for various therapeutic systems used in Indian. This includes, but not limited to, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Mantra Healing, Faith Healing, Herbal Treatment, Naturopathy, etc. Indian Traditional Medicine is an age-old tradition that is not only used to heal your body physically but also psychologically and emotionally. There has been a lot of research on the effectiveness of Indian therapeutic systems and studies and clinical trials have established that the methods used in Traditional Indian Medicine as one of the best methods for wellbeing and wellness.
Ayurveda extensively uses botanicals, or herbal medicines, for treatment and cure of various illnesses. There have been clinical trials on many Ayurvedic medicines and the studies have established that Ayurveda is evidence based treatment system just like modern medicine and the Ayurvedic medicines are very effective.
Scientists have also studied Yoga and after numerous studies and clinical trials, they have come to the conclusion that Yoga can treat you physically, psychologically as well as emotionally. Likewise, scientists have also studied whether meditation has anything to do with health and wellness. Clinical trials have established that meditation is highly beneficial.
Health Secrets From Traditional Indian Medicine
According to Ayurveda, our food mainly consists of six tastes, viz: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, hot, and astringent. All of the foods we eat falls under one or more than one of these six tastes. For example, oranges are sweet and sour, ketchup is sweet, sour and salty, cakes are sweet, and pickles are sour and salty. Our foods have six different tastes and our body needs all of these six different tastes. Sadly, a lot of us do not eat these six tastes. We eat too much sweet and salty, and then we eat hot and sour. We almost never eat bitter and astringent. When we include bitter and astringent taste in our food and avoid too much sweet and salty food, we will be able to prevent a lot of diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, etc.
Pranayama: The Breathing Exercises
Yoga recommends various physical postures for fitness, and prevention, treatment and cure of various illnesses. Yoga also recommends pranayama for physical, mental and emotional healing. Pranayama is basically breathing techniques that help you to relax and detox internal organs. Pranayama also helps you to reach heightened awareness. There are 8 major breathing techniques in Pranayama. Each of these pranayama methods are targeted towards specific body parts and organs. Each of these pranayama techniques makes specific body parts/organs stronger and hence cure or prevent physical/mental/emotional disorders. For example, Kapalbhati pranayama targets pancreases and if you regularly perform kapalbhati, you will be able to reverse diabetes.
Beauty Secrets From Traditional Indian Medicine
Turmeric for beautiful skin
Traditional Indian Medicine gives much importance to turmeric. Turmeric is a herb/spice that has no many medicinal as well as cosmetic uses. For example, you can eat turmeric regularly for pain management, improving immunity, likewise, turmeric will also make your skin glow when you consume turmeric regularly and also apply turmeric paste on your skin.
Traditional Indian Medicine also recommends massage for health and beauty. A regularly head, body, or just foot massage will relax your body giving you vitality and strength. There are also other benefits of massage. Hair and scalp massage will herbs infused oil, or just plain coconut oil, will make your hair strong and lustrous. Oil massaging your body will detox your body and also give elasticity and radiance to your skin.
Until recently, some of the recommendations from Indian Traditional Medicine were frowned upon or laughed off. However, later it was established that the ancient Indian healers did not recommend anything just out of faith. When they recommended something, their recommendations were based on the fact. For example, Namaskaram (joining two palms at the chest area) is the way to greet people in Indian culture. Now, after the Covid-19 outbreak, everyone has understood Namaskaram is better than a handshake and hug because we need to avoid physical contact as much as we can. Indian Traditional Medicine also highly recommended washing hands and feet before you enter the house. This Corona Virus has taught us how important it is to wash hands frequently.