Is Science reinventing Ayurveda when it comes to your skin? Today we have a system to achieve facts, called science.
A few thousand years it was called shaastram. Both are defined as accepted, proven or accurate information by multiple experts in the state of the art methodology. Striking, right? Ayurveda is strongly based on Science, and has been for over 6000 years.
Check the following classification of skin in Ayurveda and compare that against modern findings. Similar?
- Avabhasini: This is the outermost layer. It reflects the complexion and the quality of the Rasa Dhatu (nutrient fluid, the first of the seven tissues of the body). It also acts as a mirror: it indicates whether the physiology as a whole is balanced or imbalanced, and whether there is inner health or disorder. The avabhasini layer also reflects the aura of the individual — if there is inner bliss, it shows on this layer. It does not have its own colour: it reflects the colours of the inner layers. Internal and external re-hydration and regular massage supports the health and appearance of the avabhasini layer of the skin.
- Lohita: This layer supports the outermost layer. It indicates the quality of Rakta Dhatu (blood). If there is ama(impurities) in the blood, it impacts the aura of the outer layer and accentuates sensitivity to the sun. The colour of this layer resembles molten iron.
- Shweta: This is a white layer, and it provides balance to skin colour, lightening the darker colours of the inner layers.
- Tamra: This layer nurtures the upper layers of the skin. It supports the immune system. This is the layer that helps the skin perform its function of being a “barrier.” Skin infections reflect an imbalance in this layer. It is copper-coloured.
- Vedini: This fifth layer sensually links the skin to the rest of the body. It is the centre for transformation of sensation — feeling of pain, for example.
- Rohini: This layer supports healing and regeneration. Imbalance in this layer retards healing and the disappearance of scars over time. A balanced diet, rich in nutritional value, supports the rohini layer.
- Mamsadhara: This innermost layer is the platform for the skin’s stability and firmness. When this layer is in balance, the skin looks young and supple. A skin product that has a vayasthapana effect nourishes this layer to help retard the ageing process.
Ayurveda has a time-tested and effective approach to almost every skin condition. 6,000 years ago, Ayurveda talks about skin anatomy in detail. Nothing has changed today as modern science confirms.
Ayurveda discovered the gut and skin connection, and used this understanding successfully. Ayurveda classified dermatitis (one of 30+ different conditions) into 60 groups, with a specific therapeutic approach. Modern science is yet to come anywhere close.
The intriguing factor is this – while Ayurveda treatments improve your general health while curing your skin condition, none of the Ayurveda treatments damage your liver or immune system. This is not the case with chemical medicine – your liver and immune system will be always on the firing line.
Instead of covering up the symptoms and let the disease grow inside like modern medicine, Ayurveda removes the digestive, metabolic and nutritional reason for each condition specifically and help repair the system fast.
Ayurveda understands the exact pathology with a cause in each condition. Its therapeutic approach is precise and is tailored for you.
Here’s to wonderful health for all! Have a wonderful day, week, month, year and forever!