According to the Vedas, everything in this universe is made up of five basic elements, ether, air, fire, water and earth. All living beings, including humans, are also created from these five basic elements. Modern science has been able to visualize particles at molecular, atomic and sub-atomic levels, but the five basic elements go beyond that and work at the core level, which is difficult to measure with existing scientific equipment. However, our learned sages have known about the five basic building blocks since thousands of years and it forms the basis of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic treatment.
According to Ayurveda, all the five basic elements need to be in balance for a person to experience good health and happiness. Any mental or physical health issue arises in an individual when there is imbalance in the five basic elements. These five elements are like the five primary pillars of a building and if there are problems with any pillar, the entire building becomes shaky. Ayurvedic treatment works by identifying the root cause of the health issue and attempts to fix it through Ayurveda therapies, medicines, and lifestyle changes. When the balance is regained among the five basic elements, the patient starts to feel better and works his way through the recovery process.
Ayurvedic treatment focuses on the whole, rather than just analyzing specific symptoms and body parts. For example, if there is any vitamin deficiency, a regular doctor will prescribe vitamin supplements to fix the issue. However, this approach does not make an attempt to identify why the deficiency occurred in the first place. In Ayurvedic treatment, the root cause of the deficiency will be identified, so that the basic elements can be balanced to ensure a permanent fix to the health issue. This way, you don’t have to keep popping pills every timeyouexperience the symptoms.
Another great thing about Ayurvedic treatment is that it provides personalized treatment, rather than giving the same medicine to every patient. This is based on the rationale that every individual is unique and their treatment will be based on their profile. Each individual has the five basic elements in varying proportions, which is why their treatment needs to be very specific. Only experienced Ayurveda doctors can identify the core imbalances that a person has and take steps to fix those issues. With Ayurvedic treatment, patients will not only get relief from symptoms, but can also expect to achieve a complete cure by regaining balance between the five building blocks of life.