Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Day Four~Galenical Menu-making~
A Science Of Life
The Term Ayurveda coes from two Indian words: ayur, or life, and veda,or knowledge.
Ayurvedic medicine is describes as a "knowledge of how to live." With the focus being on the individual responsibility for self.
Illness in this practice is seen in terms of imbalance, with herbs and dietary controls used to restore equilibrium.
The earliest practice of this dates back to 2500 B.C. ith successive invaders adding new herbal traditions: the Persians in 500 B.C.;the medicine of Galen and Avicenna and the British who closed down the Ayurvedic schools in 1833, but luckily did not obliterate the ancient learning totally.
Other players in this long line of "self responsibility for good health " include Chinese Herbal Medicine, European Herbalis, North American Traditions and the Ritual herbalism...which was of course the Native American medicine man practices.
Tomorrow, Merging of the Practices.
Happy Thanksgiving Day eeryone~Eat Healthy...