Ayurmatics- An Overview

Research Article
Bharathi D., Nagalakshmamma K., Suvarna Latha A., Shanthi Sree K.S and Lakshmi Padmavathi P
Ayurveda, Healthcare systems, Cyber Society, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and health, is a unique heritage of India. Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words: “Ayu” which means life and “Veda” means the knowledge. “Ayurveda’ means the Science of life. It incorporates all aspects of life i.e. physical, psychological, spiritual or social. The issues that attribute the beneficial and harmful to life, the happiness and sorrowfulness of life; all these life span allied issues are elaborately and emphatically discussed in Ayurveda. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, “Ayu” is comprised of four essential parts. These are the combination of the mind, body, senses and the soul. Ayurveda which has proven in India for hundreds of years has kindled the interest of the entire world and they look at it as an alternative holistic global health care system. But Ayurveda is not yet equipped to meet the challenges of the cyber society. So, Ayurveda needs to be restructured in the global context to meet the rising demands of a cyber society. The computerized Ayurvedic studies by the application of information technology and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) bought changes in the background of Ayurvedic professionals, medicolegal climate and strategies for healthcare system. The major components which can be adopted in the healthcare systems of Ayurveda are Consultant Information System, Drug Information System, Patients Information System, Knowledge base in digital format. The Ayurmatics facilitates to connect distant resources to work as a part of the system letting the door to open for revalidation and modernization of Ayurveda in fundamental and applied aspects.