Women's Health an Introduction
Ayurveda and Siddha, two of the most ancient systems in the world were practiced as early as 1200 BC. They drew out the very essence of nature relying primarily on its beneficial effects on the human body and mind. Traditional healing system has come a long way in the field of medicine. The ancient Indian belief rests in the conviction that, the perfect functioning of the body can only result from a synchronized co-ordination of the mind, body, soul and spirit. In this time of global transition and change, holistic healing plays a vital role in the future of medicine. Women have become increasingly conscious of the patriarchal culture; its pasts effects and are now unwilling to compromise on issues concerning their health and overall well being.
The idea of drugless healing is spreading throughout the health conscious populous the world over. The modern medical system treats the symptoms and suppresses the disease but does little to ascertain the real cause. Toxic drugs, which may suppress or relieve some ailments usually leave behind their harmful side effects. Drugs usually hamper the self healing effects of the body and making recovery more difficult. Nature cure or the ayurvedic system concentrates on the readjustment of the system from abnormal to normal conditions, and adopts methods of cure which are in conformity with the constructive principles of nature. Such methods remove from the system the accumulation of toxic matter and poisons without in any way injuring the vital organs of the body. When drugs are used, the patient has to recover twice, once from the illness and once from the effects of the drug. Drugs cannot cure diseases, they also produce dietary deficiencies by destroying nutrients and the toxicity they produce occurs at a time when the body is least fit to cope with it. The power to restore health, thus lies not in drugs, but in nature.
Another important factor in the cure of diseases by natural methods is to stimulate the vitality of the body and to eradicate the chance of a recurrence of the ailment. The first and foremost requirement is to regulate the diet. To get rid of accumulated toxins and restore the equilibrium of the system, it is desirable to completely exclude acid forming foods, including proteins, starches and fats. The approach of modern medicine is more on combative lines after the disease has set in. This system treats each disease as a separate entity, requiring specific drugs for its cure. A well balanced diet, sufficient physical exercise, the observation of other laws of well-being, such as fresh air, plenty of sunlight, pure drinking water, scrupulous cleanliness, adequate rest and a positive mind set can ensure robust health.