History of Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic medicine originated in India 5000 years ago, is considered to be the world’s oldest healthcare system, previous even to traditional Chinese medicine, trasnmitted from generation to generation. Ayurveda means the “science of life”.

More than 90 percent of India use Ayurvedic therapy. It has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an alternative medicine.


Objectives of the Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurveda is based on a global conception of life, considering body, mind, spirit and environment as the same thing, ensuring the balance of these factors to achieve full health, both physical and mental.
All diseases are caused by the unbalance of these factors, while health responds to a state of equilibrium. Therefore, the main objective is based on creating and maintaining harmony between body, mind and spirit, prioritizing the prevention of disease, promoting health and extending life .


Balance of body, mind and spirit

To achieve this balance is necessary to detoxify and purify the body, mind and soul, by eliminating impurities (toxins) and tensions (negative thoughts and feelings) in the body, arising to diseases. Ayurvedic doctors use several techniques for this:

  • Food: the nutritional adjustment.
  • Massage: Elimination of toxins.
  • Meditation: Positively influences cardiac, respiratory and circulatory functions, helping to reduce the risk of diseases.

An incorrect lifestyle, such as stress, inadequate diets, heavy digestions, overwork, sedentary lifestyle, negative thoughts, leads to an accumulation of toxins in the body, which, when not eliminated, are deposited in weak points, giving rise to tensions, pains, little excitement for life, and leads to chronic diseases, such as arthritis, gastritis, migraines, diabetes, hypertension, skin disorders and premature ageing.


Ayurvedic medicine and the traditional medicine

Traditional medicine treats the symptoms, not the cause. However, it is the most efficient in complicated cases, such as a heart attack or a broken bone.

Ayurvedic medicine, however, treats the patient, not the disease, adapting to each person. In this way, it is more efficient when treating chronic diseases. A relevant aspect of this therapy is the use of medical herbs.

Cannabis is one of the herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine, with the aim of healing (after purification). Cannabis formulations have been used in traditional medicine in many countries, including China and Africa for thousands of years. In general, it is not used alone, but is part of the formulations, reaching more than 80 known formulations. Some uses of cannabis in Ayurvedic medicine:

  • As an absorbent used for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • When obesity, it causes weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves anorexia
  • Induces sleep
  • Increase body temperature
  • Increases libido
  • Increase the need to talk
  • Also beneficial for: menstruation, gout, malaria, rheumatism, distraction, anesthesia


Naturopathic medicines. What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is “the power that nature has to heal”, prioritizing the maintenance of health, disease prevention, education and patient responsibility, and focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just treating the illness. It is the belief in the ability of the body and the mind to heal itself if given the opportunity. All true healing is the result of a person’s natural ability to be helped by natural herbal elements, such as cannabis.

Throughout the history of humanity, people have been using natural medicines based on plants to treat and heal, but naturopathic medicine was not formalized until the early 1900s. Naturopathy was founded by Dr. Benedict Lust (s. XVIII).



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