Ideally Immunization is the process by which an individual’s immune system becomes stronger against immunogen.
To achieve optimal health and well-being through a comprehensive approach that addresses mind, body, behaviour and environment. It emphasizes prevention, health promotion, and provides treatment for many diseases as well as disorders. In Ayurvedic Samhitas there are descriptions of various tonics or immune boosters that build up the child's strength to fight against diseases and its complications. These tonics also provides supplementary nutrition and they also enhances the child's intelligence and learning of new skills such as speech.
According to Ayurveda Immunization is nothing but
“Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam”Charak Acaharya.
If our body is strong and healthy then bacteria & viruses (Krimi) cannot produce diseases.
In Ayurveda to prevent diseases following important Immunization theories are as given: -
1)Dinacharya - It means daily regimen for human beings. Like Wake up early in the morning, Clean teeth, tounge, eyes, remove faecal matter, do exercise, yoga, etc.
2)Rutucharya – It means seasonal regimen for human beings. For example Sleeping in the afternoon is valid only is Grishma Rutu (summer season).
3)Aharvidhi according to prakriti – It means proper diet plan according to body constitution. Quantity, Quality, Type of food should be planned.
4)Sharir Shodan Kriya – It means body purification and detox done by Panchakarma therapies.
5)Rasayana Chikitsa – It is a prophylactic regimen.
6)Suvarna Prashan Sanskar – Basically it is designed for kids (0 – 16 yrs old) for physical and mental growth
Suvarnaprashanam Hetanmedha Agnibalavardhanam |
Ayushya Managalam Punyam Vrushayam Varnyam Grahapaham||Kashayap Samhita
It is given on every Pushya Nakshatra. It is processed along with Suvarna Bhasma, Vachadi Ghruta and Honey.
Untill and unless there is vitiation in Tridosha and imbalance of seven Dahtus, diseases can not developed in human body.And above theories are responsible for maintainance and desturbance of Doshas and Dhatus.
Immunization in modern science is based on immunity for specific diseases and in Ayurveda Science immunization is supporting the whole immunine system making it strong enough to face multiple infections....For this ... *Suvarna (Gold)* plays important role .
That's why *Suvarna prashan* is important.
Ayurveda helps us to do our own health management life long.