Jyotish has a great ability to offer insight into one’s state of health at a particular time and can also indicate the general tendency of a person for good or ill health.
This is why, in my work as a certified Ayurvedic practitioner I often choose to integrate Ayuurveda with Jyotish, using both sciences to arrive at a diagnostic and to determine the appropriate remedies for a patient.
Ayurveda is Sanskrit for “the knowledge of life or daily living” or “the science of life”.
As a holistic medical system, it deals with health in all its aspects: physical health, mental balance, spiritual well-being, environmental considerations, dietary and lifestyle habits, daily routines and the impact of seasons on lifestyle.
In Ayurveda, health is not defined as merely the absence of disease, but as a state of overall well-being and balance between body, mind, soul and spirit.
A balanced body, a sound mind and a strong soul and spirit foster good health and impart a natural strength and resistance to diseases. The natural intelligence of a healthy body can easily deal with potential disease-causing influences at any time. Making a person strong and balanced in body, mind and spirit is the goal of Ayurvedic healing.
According to Ayurveda, we each have a unique constitution. The first step of an Ayurvedic consultation is finding out the constitution of the patient. Next comes identifying the existing imbalances and its causes. The final step is formulating a plan of dietary and lifestyle adjustments that would allow for balance to be restored.