Ayurveda, an enigmatic yet enthralling science offers numerous treatment methods for various ailments. In Ayurveda, the body is considered to be a blend of the five basic elements such as sky, water, earth, air and fire. When these are in perfect equilibrium, the body houses the universal consciousness and echoes the
harmony of nature. It is regulated by the three bio-regulating principles - the Tridoshas - which when in equilibrium are called Tridhatus. The five elements which compose the human body are combined in such a way as to form the three humors which control all the processes of health and disease.
The Ayurvedic rejuvenation regimen practised today is called Panchakarma - Pancha means ‘five’ and Karma, ‘action’. This five-fold therapy is aimed at Shodhana, the eradication of the basic cause of disease. Shodhana along with Shamana, the mitigation of the disease and its symptoms, are the two concepts of disease management in Ayurveda. Panchakarma does not just eliminate disease-causing toxins but also revitalizes the tissues. This is why it is called the rejuvenation therapy.
In Ayurveda rejuvenation or Rasayana Chikitsa is the golden way to cure diseases.
Therapeutic programmes mentioned in Ayurveda classical texts for various diseases are: