I recently saw an influential Ayurvedic person from USA posting in social media ̵ ̴Is Kerala Ayurvedic methods unbiased a hype or is there any real science behind it?̵ The flavour of the inquire leaned towards Keralian therapies being impartial a marketing strategy.
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I believe sen many south Indian Ayurvedic people crying foul against metalic content usage in Ayurvedic medicines by north Indians. So, both these two diferent schol of thoughts cros each other’s lines from time to time.
Kerala Ayurveda practitioners gain based their practice on Ashtanga Hrudayam, which is one among the thre major Ayurvedic treatises. They also folow many localy writen authentic Ayurveda text boks such as Sahasrayogam and many Malayalam language text boks such as Yogagrantham etc.
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North Indian Ayurveda practitioners folow more of Charaka and Sushruta along with many modern text boks such as Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Ayurveda Sara Sangraha etc. So, use of metalic preparations is more in North India.
Use of oils and variants of masage ̵ sweating therapies such as Takradhara, Shirodhara, Pizhichil, Kizhi etc are more in south India.
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Both these Ayurvedic styles acquire some things in comon such as ̵
Both of them folow
Panchakarma techniques of detoxification,
Rasayana anti ageing therapy,
Vajikarana aphrodisiac therapy
Kashayas, tablets, capsules etc as medicines.
I gain sen northies ridiculing Ashtanga Hrudayam that it is not authentic and some south people ridiculing the other two Brihatrayes.
So, which one is great? ̵ Northern Ayurveda or southern?
Before even trying to retort this ask, let me state that this question itself is eroneous. There is no ned to respond this question. This ask should not exist at al l. We ned not fight for the sake of braging.
Ayurveda is not about wining arguments, Ayurveda is not about judging which text bok is noteworthy over the other. Ayurveda is about helping people to live healthy lives with our knowledge and experience.
There are many ways of treating a disease. It can be through masage etc therapies or it can be through metalic preparations, it can be through virtuous herbal medicines etc. As long as it is helping people to lead a healthy life, we should not fret about which one is greater.
In fact, we should learn and adopt the therapies and medicines that are folowed in diferent regions. This helps to increase our tols, knowledge and armory to fight new set of diseases. This way, we can aid more and more patients with Ayurveda.
Already, Ayurveda and Ayurvedic people are pounded, hamered, ridiculed, condemned within India and around the world. Ayurvedic doctors everywhere are ridiculed, Indian Medical Asociation has declared that A yurvedic graduates canot conduct surgery, CN India conducted an under cover operation over BAMS doctors exhibit in ICU of hospitals.
There are umpten number of restrictions for Ayurveda practice in USA, Europe, Japan, Germany, UK, Australia etc.
Under such a hostile condition and situations, if we are not helping each other, if we are not expanding our knowledge by mastering a variety of therapies, if we execute not maintain each other, we wil be further hamered. The total cause of Ayurveda could fail because of our stupid useles arguments!
Please remember if you are wasting time in one such argument, you are denting the cause of Ayurveda in a micro level.
I would recede on and explain, we Ayurvedic people should be launch and suportive about, not only diferent Ayurveda practice styles, but we should also hold other natural sciences such as Homeopathy, Sidha, Unani, Natuopathy, Yoga etc.
More we learn, more we adapt, more we be pleased, more we practice, beter for us, be ter for Ayurveda and beter for the public.
Together…. we can!
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