Inter-relation between Ayurveda and jyoutisha shastra
Soumya Saraswathi M, Kumara Subrahmanya and Subrahmanya Padyana
Ayurveda is a precise and comprehensive tool for physical and psychological wellbeing and promoting optimal health, energy and vitality. It is called as the mother of all healing because it embraces all forms of healing. It accepts anything internally or externally that promotes health, comfort and happiness. Ayurveda explores the qualities and effects not only of food, medicine and behavior but also of climate weather and the stars.
Jyoutisha is one of the Anga (Branch) among Shadangas of Veda. Ayurveda is the Upaveda of Atharva Veda. For both of these Shastra, the fundamental source is Veda. Almost all the knowledge found in the Indian subcontinent and to some extent found in other far-off places can be traced to the Vedic literature. Jyoutisha shastra is the science that explains the movement of planets and their influence on human body activities.
Both the sciences acknowledge and explicate the role of Karma as a root cause for the disease. The classical texts of Ayurveda, quotes innumerable instances where Jyouthisha shastra is the solution. This paper tries to compile and elaborate importance of Jyouthisha shastra in the light of Ayurvea.