AYUSH International conference and exhibition 2018, Melbourne, which brings the natural health modalities, under one roof in Australia. The event consists of a series of lectures, workshops and exhibition of different modalities. The conference theme is “Pain and lifestyle disease management through AYUSH systems of medicine”
Pain in the most common symptom that is usually presented with many diseases and with day-to-day increase in the inflammatory conditions and auto-immune conditions, pain management is always challenging for the clients. Hence, this conference looks at the alternate and safe of managing the pain, that may include herbs, techniques and other natural methods, which can be able to help to minimise the inflammation.
Why Lifestyle Disease?
The global burden of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, Diabetes, and hypertension has increased over the last few decades. Hence our conference aims to see what traditional systems are saying about managing these conditions.
According to Ayurveda, which follows a holistic way of living, pain is a symptom of physical or mental sickness. This pain can happen in any region of the body and is caused by the aggravation of the Vata Dosha. When the Doshas are affected, they increase the intensity of pain. Dosha imbalance is caused by factors such as diet, digestion, toxin accumulation, stress and a sedentary lifestyle.
Ayurveda describes pain on the basis of the Five Element Theory. The Five Elements Theory in Ayurveda comprises the Ether, Air, Fire, Water and the Earth. These five elements in the body merge in pairs and form the three Doshas (Humers) called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These are the basic functional principles of the body and the mind, and they regulate the internal function of the body. When these Doshas are balanced, a person is healthy, while an imbalance of these Doshas causes disease.
In Ayurveda, all types of pain are considered due to the aggravation of the Vata Dosha. According to Ayurveda, the pain, whether physical, mental or emotional, is caused due to the involvement of the Vata Dosha, which is responsible for all movements of the body. The obstruction of Vata (body air) flow causes pain. The Vata energy in the body belongs to Ether or the air elements. It is present in all parts of the body. The other two types of energy in the body; Pitta and Kapha, cannot work without the help of Vata energy. Thus it is very important that Vata flows freely in the body to ensure painlessness.
The Ayurvedic classical treatise called Charak describes pain in three categories:
1. Vata type pain:
This is sharp and throbbing in nature and is able to move throughout the body.
2. Vata and Pitta type pain:
This is burning, intense and piercing in nature, which stays in one place.
3. Vata and Kapha type Pain:
This type of pain is dull in nature and stays in one place.
The following diseases come under Vata, Vata Pitta, and Vata Kapha:
A recurrent Headaches, neck pain, migraine, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, other joint pains, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia, Bell’s Palsy, neurological disorders and many others.
Due to individuals having different constitutions, it is best to find an Ayurvedic practitioner near your area that can advise and meet the requirements of your needs. The following measurements are taken to treat pain in Ayurveda:
Ayurveda is a science as well as an art of daily living, with its purpose being to heal and maintain a high quality of life. It embraces the uniqueness of each person’s body, mind, and consciousness, which is known as their Prakriti. A Dosha is an energy which becomes vitiated and affects the bodily tissues, which eventually manifests into a disease. There are three Doshas in Ayurveda known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In this article, we will discuss different Doshas, their characteristics, how they can manifest disease as well as the dietary and lifestyle solutions for each Dosha.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old science; one of the keys to good health is living in tune with the cycle of nature. This means rising and settling with the patterns of the sun. To help you align your system more closely with the cycles of nature, Ayurvedic tradition recommends a routine of morning and night-time practices, collectively known as Dinacharya. These rituals are designed to give you a calm, focused, and the steady flow of energy which will help in ensuring the restful sleep.
While having a daily routine is at the heart of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, no single routine is right for everyone. It changes and adapts to meet the needs of each individual’s constitution and the current state of imbalance.
Below are lists of practices which are prescribed for an Ayurvedic lifestyle. If you choose to adopt these in your life be sure to take note of your energy levels and mood. Additionally, tracking your progress and making necessary adjustments will help you develop a healthier lifestyle.