Concept of immunity in Ayurveda
As etiological factors of body contact, which they try to produce the disease. At the same time, the body tries to resist the disease. This power of the body, which prevents developed coatings the development means the disease or a disease, immunity(Vyadhikshamatva) in Ayurveda. General observed that certain people develop no disease even after contacting the relevant etiological factors, while other victims of the disease are. The reason is that,when the body resistive power is strong enough, to destroy the causes. A beautiful simile is used, demonstrate this fact Manusmriti: If a seed in fertile ground is sown, will be destroyed.
Ayurveda immunity concept depends on the balance of the doshas and the safety of the tissues and canals of the care. In a similar way the strength of the body relates to immunity and also depends on the health of tissue. Factors, which are for the health of the tissues:
- Birth in a country where the people are of course strong
- Born in a time where people have naturally great strength
- Favorable disposition time (pleasant and moderate climate)
- Excellence of the qualities of the sperm and the egg
- Excellence of recorded food
- Physical excellence
- Excellence of the spirit
- Favorable disposition of the breed and species
- Cheerful disposition during sexual pleasure
This power is accessible from three sources-constitutional, temporal and acquired.Constitutional strength is from the time of the creation of the fetus won. Therefore, it is dependent on the health of the sperm and the egg, and the quality of place and time.The timing makes is that which achieves favorable conditions, such as youth and low season.The strength is acquired, which is achieved by the best combination of nutrition,movement and other systems.
Avyadhisaha Sharirani individuals capable of resisting diseases
- Overweight people
- Emaciated people
- Those the wrong muscles Physiology
- Those with defective blood
- Those, the faulty bone tissue
- People, thin and weak
- Those fed with healthy foods
- Those the imbeciles
We know that people who are excessively overweight or excessively thin very weak. As the strength of the body depends on the wholesomeness of the tissue, especially muscle health, blood and bone tissue. Therefore, people where these three tissues have inappropriate physiological functions, are very weak. People who consume harmful foods are also very weak, because its tissues are not adequately nourished. And finally,body strength depends on mental health. Therefore, people are, the weak minds have too weak. Therefore, it can be derived that the common denominator of all these eight types of illnesses who cannot resist his weak Constitution.
On the other hand, there are the individuals whose physical Verfassungen are a way of above eight types, able to resist diseases. If a person of a high degree of physical and mental strength is so naturally his immunity is also good, and these people can resist the disease very well.Persons, whose body was too clunky and not also are emaciated, they have good and healthy muscles, blood and bone tissue, healthy diet and enough be fed, and have strong minds are able to resist diseases.
People have proportional body and muscles, the compactness and healthy organs sense failed to overcome the attack of diseases. It can withstand hunger, thirst and heat from the Sun, cold, and physical exertion. You can also to digest and assimilate food properly.
Tissue, muscles and bones to the factors healthy the condition of the three blood,attributed to the importance of the larger responsible for immunity. In our opinion the reasons for this are:
Here is a typical relationship between these three tissues and Tridosha-i.e. between blood and pitta, vata and kapha muscles and bone. The healthy state of these three substances keep the balance of the three doshas, which is also required to resist the disease naturally.
White blood cells are the force, which fights infections and prevent the entry of foreign substances. Blood plasma contains gamma globulin, antibodies. Muscle tissue produces also the gamma globulins.
Red bone marrow in the bones is the organ of the reticulo-endothelial system liable for the manufacture of the red and white cells of the blood.
There are eight types of undesirable constitutions: too big, too short, very hairy,hairless, also white, black, very chunky and even emaciated.
These constitutions are considered undesirable because they have power not enough resistance to diseases. The qualitative and quantitative tissue, the proportions are not suitable. The measurement of finger (Parimana Anguli) the body and tissue density is also not normal.
In our opinion these eight types of undesirable constitutions relate primarily to any hormonal dysfunction of the body. Dysfunction of the thyroid, gonads, pituitary and adrenal cortex is related to obesity. Thyroid hyperactivity leads to muscle wasting and designed to lose.
The excessively high Constitution of Gigantism is produced with pituitary disorders. In this condition, a person becomes unusually healthy. He faints and can’t resist diseases.Constitution of the dwarf is also pituitary gland associated with errors. In circumstances such as Frolic, the dwarf such constitutions arise syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome. Overly hairy and hairless dysfunction, the adrenal cortex and the gonads associated with pituitary gland. The modern advanced medicines are also not able to heal the seeight conditions.
Yoga and Ayurveda
The role of the spirit in the immunity was stressed in yoga and Ayurveda. In the rejuvenation treatment to increase immunity, which by many Ayurvedic texts made very clear. Also, yoga gave texts methods to the power of the spirit, to raise this purpose. You should nutrition and feeding take all procedures to improve quality makes the spirit of behavior. Ayurveda has explained the ethical regime for the same purpose. Sattva refers to tolerance increase in pain well, a health-conscious attitude and increased immunity.