Taking Charge of Your Health

hello there my name is Louisa Colpus i have
been in recently in india for Ayurvedic treatment during three weeks and I felt
just wonderful after these three weeks that’s a reason of this video I wanted
to share with you some knowledge about Ayurveda.Ayurveda means Ayur means
knowledge and Veda means life so for that I interviewed a doctor on a place
in Matt India and she replied some question about what is all about with Ayurveda so
I let her explain to you this far better than I could do okay enjoy the video bye
bye okay Dr. Shobha thank you for to receive
me and answer some question I have okay you’re welcome About Ayurveda. You are an Ayurvedic physician and can I ask you how many
years you need to study to become one , That is according to the Government of
India C C I A : Center Council of Indian Medicine we have to complete a course of
four and a half year in the college Ayurveda college and after that after
returned the exam and after passing out we have to again complete one-year
internship course then we have to register in the in the council and then
we got the register number after that we can practice. So total five and a
half year okay and I can ask you since when you with
Matt India ? Here I am since 12 years 12 years already ! and you start when ? I am starting my career as an Ayurvedic doctor since 1990 1990 always in Kerala ? always in Kerala okay and can you tell me Ayurvedic treatment are for
whom and for what ? that’s such an interesting what who means actually it is for the common people Okay I’s for everybody everybody but everybody because Ayurveda is a big science yes also it’s not very old
science so before most the people are very innocent this way
they prepare the science for all people not only for ill people but also for people who wish to live healthy without any illness so two type of things in Ayurveda one is or for people to prevent illness and second one is Athura Vrutha it’s the treatment of ill people, so the question Ayurveda for whom ? means for everybody everybody I’m okay
but it’s always better to prevent it yes prevention is better than cure yes so this way first that is the Swastha Vrutha is also a big subject for how what is what is the right thing you have to eat according to your nature
and in the same type like in the in the winter season, in the monsoon season, in the summer, what you have to eat what about type of things you have to do,
how many time, how much time you have to sleep everything is described to avoid
illness yes and also our daily duties how do you have to spend a day from our
wake up you have to wake up in the early morning and after we are going to sleep
what how to do everything is described to prevent disease to prevent yeah even, even we are living in everything something isn’t over on the
beyond our control so many things that happen in your life so many diseases also happen, so for that to treat the diseases the Athura Vrutha : the treatment of ill people that is also that so can all diseases can be treat by ayurveda ? well actually it is not ! okay every disease is not possible and also but actually it is a blind belief that Ayurveda can cure everything or Ayurveda can heal everything it is not possible it is not
science itself if is described that all all disease are not possible that diseases are classified as Asaadhya Roga means incurable. okay and some are very difficult to cure they are called krichra Saadbya means you have to
continue your medicine when you eat medicine it is maybe it will be under our control not to cure. For example diabetic, Cholesterol we are not able to cure it completely but we can control it Yeah okay by eating medicines we can control our diet, our food and something like that some are easy to
cure that that depending that these things how we can classify these
involvements of these bad things may be the DOSHAS because this science this Ayurvedic science origin are origin in India yeah before in India most of the people
use the language Sanskrit to speak to describe things to write book everything
but now the language is faded I have and that is why all the books in Ayurveda, the ancient books in Ayurveda are written in Sanskrit so the words also describing things in Ayurveda is in Sanskrit language okay so that is why it
is little difficult to understand everything and it is difficult to
explain everything also for example for us some some special words only I can I
can tell you in Sanskrit means for example doshas Yes ! this was next question ! what the Doshas ? for people who doesn’t know ? Ayurveda start from the Sookshma Sookshma means from the minut to the big okay now what is already now the modern science is opposite from the big to the minut so the minut form of the universe the universe is made up of five elements yep 5 elements they do why doshas means is the earth water fire air and space they are the five elements made it all the universe all the things in the universe
is made up of and these elements together forming in different ratios or different combinations form a special combination is forming it is called doshas what it is ? this we have it is not able to describe what it is yeah we can only compare to modern things like the functions of doshas maybe something like
that so the three that it is believed that in Ayurveda three doshas for all
living animals, living persons, living things they are Vata Pitta and Kapha and
the word dosha is the sanskrit word means something is easily contaminated
or infected with external factors Okay That is called doshas : the three doshas are Vata Pitta and Kapha yes we… I am not able to describe but it’s dosha what it is it is but what is VATA ? Vata means it is what you
call, it is the functions of VATA is more almost similar to that of
our nervous system and also joins and all our space of inside of our body
and it is formed by the combination of air and space… understand ? yeah and also Pitta, Pitta is the fire or energy that is the functions of energy is that our digestive system, our blood vascular system our what about the endocrine system, our energy, our lives then these things are coming under Pitta. Pitta is
formed by fire itself no other combination no ? only fire only fire okay the third one is KAPHA. kapha is the heavy dosha and it is formed with the water and the earth. Earth and Water and it is the heavy things inside our body the visible
like your muscles, fat, the heavy liquids inside our body : bones all these things are coming in the under Kapha More material things ! matter the material things Material things yes all other things Vatha we are not able to
see because Vata is invisible we can really experience Vata for example this room contains water. We are not able to see that same like, but Vata is the strongest to the Dosha also It has the power to move by itself and to help the others to move. So it is the strongest of the Dosha also and for example we can say Vata is the prana. Prana means life ! yes like you breathe our breathe is air yes is that is VATA finally we finish our life when we died last thing is going out from our body it’s the Prana It’s the prana yes so that is very important also almost all talk about the system,
all our movements are controlled by Vata three Doshas the three are together
forming us to our all activities that we we need the three of them. Everything is important but more strong is Vata. that is doshas ! thank you for this precision.
Can I ask you now how do you detect the function of the Doshas inside the body ? that is indifferent because it is described like what how what are the functions of this dosha what is the functions of this Vata what is the functions of kapha ? What is the functions of Pitta and Vata are the symptoms produced by the body when it is increased ? when is decreased ? when it is blocked ? That is an experience
of many years we can observe and also there are complaints, patients they also have to tell something means for example I have pain here and I have pain here
something and also when we’re asking how it is happened when it is happened all
things we have interrogation like we are asking think you also that is also that is different it is little different because what you call the we have to examine the
patient by seeing : Darshana Sparshana : touching and also asking
Prashna.Three ways to you to examine a patient DARSHANA, SPARSHANA, PRASHNA that is Sanskrit. It is seeing and also touching also asking asking about how it is happen, What is your complain what is you do. everything we want to ask and also when you walk from there you want to I can see something how is your walking if how
you feel have a hip pain or something difficulty on your back I can see that
the change in your walk and also the change of the the morphology or something like that and also some maybe if you have some rashes or something that also I can
see that is again, again find by my eyes yes then finally is the Sparshana a
Sparshana means different things if you have if you have a swelling here I want to touch there if it is hot if it is cold or if it is having some soft or
hard or something like that same like we have to touch here with the Nadi. Nadi means our pulse it’s not like in the modern pulse we are never count to the pulse we don’t bother about the number of the pulse. No ? No ! we think we just think about how How the pulse , what is the nature of
the pulse ? if a person having some aggravations of doshas if it’s Vata aggravation the type of the pulse, the movement of the pulse what do you feel exactly in the pulse ? there are movements, movements of the radial nerve same, same at least we can we can experience with
you these three fingers end of these three fingers okay but we can we can keenly observe we can understand the change of type of movements in three fingers for example when you are placing this it is not like this we have to place like this yeah because person like you are staying there I have to put not in there no in the other one, no which one do you want ? it is left, this is left left hand No my left is here okay so with my right hand one finger like
this yes eliminating then I can put here yes the same then
with this small with a second pressure not not how like this not like that but
is just there is a second pression then I can experience the movements how it is
here how it is here how it is here this finger when I am plus a proceeding like
this this the area just behind your thump yes represent Vata
okay this represent Pitta yes this represent kapha so we can experience how the movements are Pitta is little speedy movements maybe like like djembe okay like a beat Pitta is like a little sharp okay Kapha is the
heavy thing so it is manda I mean it is like some some what do you call some
like glairy some retamic okay that we can experience when the
aggravation or also we can change we can observe we can experience the change of
the movements if Vata is too hot I can understand here in this body
Vata is too high and also if the second finger I am not even if I am not able to feel the movement but in a good way I can understand it is low yeah same like Pita and same as Kapha that is actually yeah that is a science you need to learn that is the science but it is not very very easy because to experience experience in many years with many people we can we can understand that thing correctly and not only this not only this with all these things like by touching and also by asking by
seeing everything coordinated and finally we… we we have we are we are
engaged in a in a finding, this person is having this type of disease, this dosha is more aggravated, this dosha is less We can find okay we can also treat it. okay. So about treatment what kind of treatment we can expect here in Matt India ? Are you really an hospital or because there is a lot of wellness places people can go but I think it’s more like a hospital ? Actually Matt India is an Ayurvedic Hospital not a wellness center because I think
this hospital starts 20-25 years before all that concerns so that is why
people hearing about the healing power that is why many people are coming
here. Most of them are ill not for a bell wellness program. So
all the treatments in Ayurveda classified that divided into two sections one treatment is diminishing therapies second one is SHODHANA or elimination therapies okay Shodhana the diminution therapy
is means we are giving some medicines With that medicines the
dosha are getting diminished the aggravated things getting diminished and cured. For small this is like the small fewer throat infection may be some small pain
something like yeah we have no need to do at treat in the hospital We will give you some medicines that is called diminishing therapy. Elimination : Elimination is the cleansing therapy actually. but maybe that will engage with
what we call great quantity of doshas and also long
diuretic sometimes not long diuretic even it is having heavy heavy engage but
it heavy problems to the patient something like that. So that type of disease we want to do the elimination therapy In another word it is called the
world-famous Panchakarma yeah Panchakarma mean there the panchakarm the word means five methods of elimination therapies together called
panchakarma. karma means work yeah Pancha means five yeah It is the word
Panchakarma so Panchakarma means five methods of elimination therapies, so five methods of therapies they’re actually elimination therapies
for Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Something like that they are namely for Vata if that is a
person having very much aggravation of Vata we want to take out some of this
from this body and then the resting we can cure with medicines for that we want
to do the elimination therapy of Vata it is called VASTHI. yeah VASTHi is the word is one of the panchakarma to eliminate VATA. Understand ? and the second one is VIRECHANA or Purgation that is we are giving some medicine
to make to force the diarrhea yes the patient will go maybe ten twelve
sometimes 15, 16 times to the toilet but it is under our control
yeah That is to eliminate Pitta and the Pitta, Pitta dosha is eliminated by
purgation or VIRECHANA Okay the third one is vomiting therapy vomiting Vomiting is to eliminate kapha but is also same like we are giving some medicine. That’s a big process what you call, we will give some medicines and the patient start vomiting and with that the Kapha. Kapha place is
here so it is getting out then the fourth one is NASYAM. Nasyam is for actually for the three doshas : Vata Pitta kapha depending on the medicine what we are using because nose nose is the whole of the whole whole head area ? so it is described that this is from here from the collarbone to up like your shoulders or neck our our head . All type of diseases are cured with the Nasyam. Nasyam we are pouring when we make
some steaming and something ended for some medicine throught the nose and with that something is moving out. that depending on the disease and complaints and medicine what we are using. Nasyam together it is the cleaning or the
panchakarma for using cleaning the head yes for balancing the doshas in the head region and the last one is RAKTHAMOKSHA actually it is Raktha means blood. Moksha means taking out. Blood Letting blodd letting therapy that is
actually this local therapy something like that for maybe some long lasting
skin lesions some blockage of veins or something like that we are using this
blood letting therapy. It’s not always the case ! No, not always. Here also we are doing in different ways we can get the blood out that is sometimes we are putting some living organism called Leeches yes sangsue (in French) small living organism they living in a
fresh water pond yeah and it is it’s called RaktapayinI it’s a
very effective treatment. We put them we make it right there and they absorb the poison esle well the poison yes ! it drinks a lot of blood. That is one type. Certain type we can make some small cuttings this called the Prashana in the area we go make some steaming and little hot then we make some small small cuts okay we do that some blood is oozing out. sometimes we cut some veins it’s also one type of rating and many other things also that not now using very commonly yes So the three type of things we are using commonly for letting blood for some disease like varicose vein some the gangrene in
something like that ulcers that they are not known to have many diseases we
have curing here like that one person from here he is coming with a with the
ulcerous ankle for 25 years So we cured him with the Ghee. Ghee therapy we cured so he was very happy and his name was Joy. I always… because he is very happy with that, that is why I always remember him ! we had treated in the top I
think if he is alive it is a long time it is the therapies of the PanchaKarma’s so that therapies, that all therapies we are doing here : before doing the panchakarma we have to prepare the body ready for doing panchakarma because panchakarma is the elimination of doshas where is the doshas ? doshas are all part of the body ! sure ! for example to through where ? Through where we can eliminate the doshas ? we want some holes ! yeah Yes like a mouth, nose we need some natural holes like the mouth nose, anus urin something like that then if you have a shoulder pain yeah there is no hole here Yeah there is no hole to get out so if we want to collect this increase the doshas from here to the nearest hole and for that we want to do some preparation karmas they are called the
POORVAKARMA in Panchakarma So you bring my last question, is how long we should come for a treatment ? what was the best ? that is minimum for a small cure we need 7 days ! 7 days is a minimum, minimum yes it’s not a good minimum but if 14, 21 more 28 is ok it’s very good 21 is the best I think yeah from my experience 21 is very good before we can we can hire enough time we can do things because the human body we are not able to do everything together No no we can’t ! so it is 21 is the best timing I think ! so these all, most type of this
what you called this Ayurveda sometimes misunderstanding that the
massages Shirodhara that is only Ayurveda in
many places yeah listen, they are actually they are only some preparation Karmas of panchakarma Oilation the preparation
Karma in Ayurveda are two divisions one is oilation and second one is sudation that you are applying oil externally and internally that is why I’m giving some Ghee medecine here Yeah oh my God ! and also some oily medecine also a plain
oil for massage like KIZHI hot, hot oil the hot oil something like that together oilation and sudation with that we want to make the body sweat, sweat yes what happened means with the oilation the bonds because the dosahs sucked inside our body leading into our tissues yeah so we want to separate the
doshas without any harm to the tissues so first when we are doing the Oilation the bond between the tissues and Doshas are getting loose yes and with the sudation it is cut off. and it will move through the through the channels it is called a Shoro in Ayurveda sorry that through the channels of
the body to the intestin area or near the mouth or something like that from the intestin area, we can take it out through Virechana or through
Vasthi or something like that so that is the whole Pancha Karma for that minimum we need to do and a sorry we want for a good cure for that we need minimum of 21 days. That’s it’s good for us Okay ! thank you very much for all these precisions and thank you for your time and see you soon Okay of course !

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