The essence of rejuvenation therapy, often referred to as Rasayana Chikitsa, embodies the holistic concept of revitalizing treatments within Ayurveda. This unique therapy focuses on nurturing the body, maintaining mental and physical health, enhancing immunity, and fortifying the body against diseases. Within Ayurvedic principles, Rasayana Chikitsa serves two fundamental objectives: preserving the health of those already healthy and alleviating illnesses in those who are unwell.
Benefits of Rasayana Chikitsa (Rejuvenation treatment):
- Prevents effect of ageing and provides longevity
- Improve mental and intellectual competence
- Preservation of youthfulness
- Increased lustre
- Improves body complexion and glow of the skin
- Keeps your voice healthy
- Keeps excellent potentiality of the body and sense organs.
Rasayana essentially means nutrition at all levels from macro to micro-cellular level. Rasayana therapy replenishes the vital fluids of the body; boost the ojas (vital force of life) and the immune system, thus keeping away from diseases and prevents against ill effects of advanced age
Rasayana therapy is believed to be effective in treating a variety of ailments, including fatigue, memory loss, digestive disorders and skin problems.it is also believed to help improve the quality of life in healthy individuals by promoting longevity, vitality and overall well-being.
Rasayana drugs are mainly classified in to kamya rasayana for promotion of health of individuals), Naimittika rasayana (for cure of diseases) and Ajasrika rasayana (used to maintain good health and improve the quality of life through a healthy lifestyle, diet or exercise.it is also called vayasthaapana rasayana.
Commonly used Rasayana drugs are Amalaki (Embilica officinalis), Aswagandha (withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) which promote physical and mental strength.
As per mode of administration Rasayana can be classified in to two:
- Kutipraveshika rasayana
- Vataathapika rasayana
Kutipraveshika rasayana-kutipraveshika rasayana is one in which rasayana is given with person staying inside a closed kuti whereas vatathapika is that in which rasayana is administered with patient is exposed to vata (wind) and Atapa (sun).In other words kutipraveshika is an indoor administration.
In essence, Rasayana Chikitsa stands as a testament to Ayurveda's holistic approach to wellness, promoting longevity, revitalizing the body, and enhancing the overall quality of life. The spectrum of its benefits extends beyond mere physical rejuvenation, offering a comprehensive rejuvenation of the mind, body, and soul. This time-honored therapy continues to pave the way toward a balanced, healthier life in harmony with nature's wisdom.
Q1. What is Achara Rasayana?
Achara rasayana or good conduct or good behaviour towards oneself and people,animal and things around us are also given importance in ayurvedic texts.To maintain a good physical health various herbs can be consumed but to have a well balanced mind good conduct is necessary.
Q2. What is the mechanism of action in Rasayana chikitsa?
- Nourishes and maintains the cells life
- Encourages the growth of new cell
- prevents recurrent infection
- Eliminates toxic metabolites and pollutants
- Maintains the balance between mind and body.
- Rasayana drugs acts at the subcellular level
Q3. What is the difference between Rasayana chikitsa and panchakarma?
Rasayana chikitsa is a holistic ayurvedic healthcare treatment.it revitalizes the human body,equipping it to regain and maintain health.Panchakarma is the modern form of rejuvenation therapy composed of a unique set of therapeutic methods that cleanse and heal the body physically ,mentally and spiritually.