Disease

Disease is the absence of balanced physical, mental, social and spiritual wellness

About health and disease His Highness Shushrut says-

 “Sama dosha samagni scha sama dhatu mala kriya, prasana atma indriya mana swastha iti abidhiyate” 

                                                                                                                                                                        (In Sanskrit)–

-Health is a balanced state of Dosa{vata, pitta, kapha},Agni, Dhatu{ tissue}, excretae,body, mind, soul & sense organs”.
DiseaseAccording to World Health OrganizationHealth is nothing but a complete state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well being and not merely the absence of any disease or deformity”.

That means ideally we cannot find a healthy person in the world. Ayurveda says “Siryate kshyate anena iti Sharira– The body is prone to decay or degeneration”. But all our objectives and activities which are articulated in between the sphere of Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha can only take a shape when our health will be in a healthier condition. The objective of Ayurveda is to conserve good health and manage the diseases.

It is to note that, there is deference between curing disease, managing disease, educating the patient about the disease and preventing the disease.

We at Astang Ayurveda perform all of these four activities. Modern medicine system believes in prevention of communicable diseases. But Ayurveda science and Astang Ayurveda believe in concept of health education, management and prevention of all diseases and conservation of good health as it is told- Proyajanam chasaya{AYURVEDASYA} swasthyasya swasthya rakhayanam, aturasya bikara prasanam cha – The objective of ayurveda is to “conserve the good health & manage the ailments”.