About Ayurveda Day

Ayurveda Day is an initiative of the India Foundation’s Center for Public Diplomacy and Soft Power. The global initiative of Ayurveda Day aims to promote and preserve the health science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda embodies the principles of natural and sustainable living and this day is aimed to promote the UN-WHO Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Wellbeing for all ages). This day coincides with Dhanwantri Jayanti which this year falls on Friday, November 13,2020.

In 2019, the global initiative witnessed the participation of 32 countries and 60 organisations in 150 plus locations. The knowledge partners for the initiative were AyurVAID Hospitals, JIVA Ayurveda and Amrita School of Ayurveda. The initiative is supported by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR).

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the ultimate, personalised health framework for maximising longevity with good health in physical, mental, spiritual dimensions (wellbeing). Ayurveda as a Chikitsa Sampradaya, i.e. a personalised prescription that includes one or more of diet, lifestyle, medicine, therapy (and not just herbal medicine or reduced to massages). ​

Good health according to Ayurveda is Sama Dosha, Sama Agnishcha, Sama Dhatu, Mala Kriya, Prasanna Aatma, Indriya, Manaha, Swastha-Iti-Abhidheeyate  (In this verse, Sushruta defines health as a state of optimized physical functioning as well as mental and spiritual wellness) – Sushruta Sutrasthana 15/41

This definition of Ayurveda precedes and subsumes the WHO definition of good health made in 1976.

Ayurveda's Purpose

  • Roga Samprapti vighatana or reversal of the disease process
  • Disease management(Roga Shamana)
  • Promotion of health and well-being of an already healthy person

Ayurveda as Contemporary Health Science

Ayurveda is one amongst the two oldest systems of Traditional Medicine in the world. It is a comprehensive knowledge system encompassing:
  • Embryology, Anatomy,and Physiology (Sarira Vicaya)
  • Examination of patient and disease (Rogi-Roga-Pariksha)
  • Disease pathogenesis /progression (Roga Samprapti)
  • Prognosis (Sadhya Sadhyata)
  • Structured, rational, comprehensive patient assessment followed by equally rigorous, protocol driven health management with prognosis and clinical outcomes clearly defined
  • Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines

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