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Exploring insights towards definition and laws of health in Ayurveda: Global health perspective.

Basisht G - Ayu (2014 Oct-Dec)

Bottom Line: Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system.This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system.This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

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Affiliation: Senior Consultant Rheumatology, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, USA.

ABSTRACT
The current healthcare system is focused on disease management. Our current approach to treatment begins only after the diagnosis, and then attempts to treat the symptoms and prevent the progression. Despite increased global healthcare spending, there has been an increasing incidence, and severity of diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace. This progressive deterioration in general health has created an unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. Much of the rising costs in healthcare are secondary to treating the progression of preventable diseases and focus on creating new treatments. There has been an ongoing discussion of incorporating a "defense" or prevention as part of our health system. However, there are few established guidelines beyond tactical use of vaccination in known infectious diseases and screening for chronic diseases and cancers. Ayurveda has the core competency and strategy for prevention of disease. Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system. This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system. This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

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Mentions: According to Ayurveda, the evolution starts with consciousness creating five elements; space, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements in different combinations create the three Doshas. These Doshas are fundamental physiological governing principle of the body. Each person is born with unique combination of these three Doshas called Garbhaj Prakriti, which remains fixed for life. This is compared to modern science where each person is born with unique set of genetic polymorphisms. The effect of environment, food, and lifestyle alteration and stress can lead to disequilibrium of Dosha (Jataj Prakriti). When there is too much alteration of Dosha, pathology or Vikruti occur causing diseases, if not checked. Parallels to this concept are being studied in basic science laboratories Epigenetic alterations can turn on or off certain genes, in response to the environment, diet, and lifestyle-with consequences of aging and diseases.[14] If good genes are suppressed and bad genes are activated, disease occurs. However if good genes are activated and bad genes are suppressed, health occurs [Figure 2]. This process has been described in cancer[15] and various other autoimmune diseases[16] and aging.[17]


Exploring insights towards definition and laws of health in Ayurveda: Global health perspective.

Basisht G - Ayu (2014 Oct-Dec)

Pathway to health and disease
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4492016&req=5

Figure 2: Pathway to health and disease
Mentions: According to Ayurveda, the evolution starts with consciousness creating five elements; space, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements in different combinations create the three Doshas. These Doshas are fundamental physiological governing principle of the body. Each person is born with unique combination of these three Doshas called Garbhaj Prakriti, which remains fixed for life. This is compared to modern science where each person is born with unique set of genetic polymorphisms. The effect of environment, food, and lifestyle alteration and stress can lead to disequilibrium of Dosha (Jataj Prakriti). When there is too much alteration of Dosha, pathology or Vikruti occur causing diseases, if not checked. Parallels to this concept are being studied in basic science laboratories Epigenetic alterations can turn on or off certain genes, in response to the environment, diet, and lifestyle-with consequences of aging and diseases.[14] If good genes are suppressed and bad genes are activated, disease occurs. However if good genes are activated and bad genes are suppressed, health occurs [Figure 2]. This process has been described in cancer[15] and various other autoimmune diseases[16] and aging.[17]

Bottom Line: Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system.This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system.This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Consultant Rheumatology, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, USA.

ABSTRACT
The current healthcare system is focused on disease management. Our current approach to treatment begins only after the diagnosis, and then attempts to treat the symptoms and prevent the progression. Despite increased global healthcare spending, there has been an increasing incidence, and severity of diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace. This progressive deterioration in general health has created an unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. Much of the rising costs in healthcare are secondary to treating the progression of preventable diseases and focus on creating new treatments. There has been an ongoing discussion of incorporating a "defense" or prevention as part of our health system. However, there are few established guidelines beyond tactical use of vaccination in known infectious diseases and screening for chronic diseases and cancers. Ayurveda has the core competency and strategy for prevention of disease. Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system. This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system. This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

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