As per the historical records and excavations in Anuradhapura and
Polonnaruwa archeological sites, the Sinhalese medical tradition has
at least about 2000 year old history.
Perhaps the ancient Sinhalese
has introduced concept of hospital to the world..
History has it that
some Sinhalese kings showed much skills as surgeons and physicians.
Sinhalese medicine is primarily based on the ancient science of Ayurveda.
The name Ayurveda comes from two conjoined Sanskrit words
- AYUH (
"life") and VEDA ("science" or "knowledge").
Ayurveda, basically, is
the science of healthy living - and has two objectives
- to preserve health
- to cure the body when afflicted by disease
One of the fundamental beliefs of Ayurveda is the doctrine of 'Tri Dosha' or the Three Vital Forces 'Vayu (Wind),
Pitha (Bile) and Kapha
Ayurveda is the world’s oldest approaches to medicine.
Ayurveda Re -
Establishes the balance between body and soul which are widely
accepted by the westerners.
The advantage of Ayurveda treatments are no side effects and healing
by treating the root of the cause of illness.