Ayurveda and Anti-Ageing in Rishikesh
Aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the proper health of individuals and to treat and achieve cure in diseased ones. The topic of Rejuvenation comes under maintaining proper health.
Anti – ageing comes under Rejuvenation in Ayurveda. Ashtanga Hrudaya and Charaka Samhita have explained Rejuvenation as a vast topic.
Rejuvenation therapy helps in attaining longevity, good memory, intelligence, health, anti ageing, color and complexion of the body, good quality voice, strength in body as well as sense organs, good conversation ability and proper sexual activeness.
Purification of the body with required therapy must be done before Rejuvenation therapy. Most commonly used medicine for purification is Triphala (Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellerica together is called as Triphala). After proper purification, confection made of different drugs are consumed under medical guidance.
There are two types of Rejuvenation therapies:
Those who are able to follow proper diet, advice and rest can be given a strict therapy method called Kutipraveshika. In this method, the individual undergoing rejuvenation is allowed to stay in a specially built house. The house will have three chambers and innermost chamber is used for living purpose of the individual for the complete duration of therapy. The period of stay inside the house with medication and absence of external world communication rejuvenates the body.
Other method of rejuvenation in Ayurveda is called Vatatapika which has less strict rules and every person who is having a busy and fast work schedule can use this method. Proper assessment of humor must be done before starting rejuvenation therapy.
Some of the popular formulations used in Anti – Ageing therapy:
– Brahma Rasayanam
– Abhaya Amalakadi Rasayana
– Amalaka Rasayana
– Jaladadi Rasayanam
Rejuvenation formulations like Pancharavindha Rasayana, Catushkuvalaya Rasayana, Brahmi Rasayana, Nagabala Rasayana, Gokshura Rasayana and NaraSimha Rasayana are also used popularly for other rejuvenation purpose like memory boosting , for good intelligence , longevity etc. Amalaki or Gooseberry has Rejuvenative property. People consume Amalaki as such without making it into a formulation. Amalaki is a major constituent of many confections used in Rejuvenation therapy.
The effects of therapy may vary from individual to individual because of difference in constitution between individuals. Controlling of mind with all virtuous thoughts is also a Rasayana or Rejuvenation called Achara Rasayana.
Following seasonal regimen with undergoing proper purification and detoxification and daily usage of Abhyanga promotes anti-ageing in an individual. Ayurveda explains that, a person following Rejuvenation therapy can increase truthful nature, reduce anger, and can become virtuous in all aspects. All Rejuvenation therapies helps in longevity and will lead to eternity.