As you may already know, ayurvedic treatment is an ancient practice that brings about the harmonious rejuvenation of mind, body and soul, ultimately leading to natural balance. Rasayana Chikitsa, more commonly known as Rejuvenation Therapy, is a legend in its own right, and often considered to be synonymous with rebirth, as it totally revitalizes the body by eliminating the negative effects of previous disorders. The cleansing effect of Rejuvenation Therapy practically affords a new lease of life by fully decontaminating the body, mind, and spirit of impurities and toxins.
Rasayana is derived from two separate Sanskrit words meaning "basic essence that nourishes the body (Rasa) and "path" (Ayana). Rasayana therefore means a nourishing pathway, a holistic rejuvenation therapy intended to treat nutrient deficiencies, with a focus on the constituent elements of the body. What the therapy basically does is to enrich the "rasa" with nutrients that assist in improving longevity, memory and intellect, health, youthfulness, lustre and complexion, optimum development of physique and sense organs, among others. Based on the purpose of administration, numerous Rasayana techniques are described in Ayurveda. For instance, Medhya rasayana (promotes mental health and intellect) is advised for those engaged in intellectual work like IT professionals, teachers, and scientists.
Rejuvenation therapy is a very important part of Ashtanga ayurveda - and one of its eight branches - that is beneficial in maintaining a healthy life and treating diseases, as well as improving metabolism, vitality, and immunity. In ayurvedic classics plenty of rasayanas are explained for longevity as well as management of diseases. In the last few decades, we have seen that medical science has developed rapidly with the introduction of numerous techniques, but at the same time, a lot of new illnesses have also come to the fore. Ancient texts reiterate the importance and utility of Rejuvenation Therapy, which can be used in the treatment of several medical conditions that are prevalent in today's world.
The pranic nadis and marma points are stimulated and rejuvenated through specific ayurvedic treatments. Nadis are channels through which prana flows while marma, or chakra points, control the flow of prana within the pranamaya kosha, the bridge between the body and mind. The science of Ayurveda says that all diseases of the human body are manifested when the flow of prana is depleted from certain parts in the pranic body. Hence, Ayurveda works by eliminating the blocks in the pranic flow and strengthening the pranic channels, thereby revitalizing the affected area. Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapy protects the body against the consequences of ageing by enhancing its ability to fight pathogens. The herbs that are employed in Rasayana treatments consist of antioxidants that prevent damage caused by free radicals. Of course, a proper diet, accompanied by yoga, pranayama, meditation, and lifestyle changes will maximise the benefits of all Ayurveda treatments.
For instance, most of us know that what we eat has a direct impact on our well-being. Owing to busy lives and constant stress, a lot of people today constantly consume junk food that negatively affects overall performance and well-being. However delicious the food may seem, most of the meals that are not home-cooked are manufactured through artificial means, and these processed foods will surely block your metabolism and adversely affect the functionality of your digestive system. Ayurveda never recommends the consumption of food items that are not natural. Only when your body is in its best possible shape will your mind be able to feel happy and refreshed. It will never feel at rest when the overall functioning of your vital organs and hormones are imbalanced. Hence, we should take utmost care to avoid the intake of junk food items whenever possible, and rely on home-cooked meals, fruits and green leafy vegetables.
Research in the field of Rasayana Chikitsa in conjunction with various diseases has shown promising results such as reducing the hazards of radiation hazards, efficacy in tuberculosis, in rheumatoid arthritis, improvement of intelligence and senile memory impairment, as well as improving social health. Upon completion of rejuvenation therapy, you will feel an improvement in the blood circulation throughout your body, along with a youthful glow to the skin, improved appetite, sleep quality, memory and concentration, and better immunity to fight the strains of a modern lifestyle.
The Rasayan therapy is divided in to two one is Kudi praveshika, which is done in an controlled environment of Hospitals and the second Vataatapika, which can be taken in a day to day life environment without much restrictions. Further it is given as medcine, diet and lifestyle. Achara rasayana is a recommendation of correct lifestyle which ensures a better quality of life and health.