SRI LANKA - mini travel guide
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- TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN SRI LANKA

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 (Phlegm)'.

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.

referrals:-
http://www.pranajeewa.com/
http://www.ayurvedasrilanka.com/
http://www.sinhalaya.com/network/index.php/topic,4411.0.html



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