Friday, 10 June 2011

Ayurvedic Massage - Concept of Aging in Ayurveda

An inevitable change:
The process of aging is the inevitable change in the organisms. And according to the practitioners of Ayurvedic Massage the process of aging involves multidimensional process of psychological, physical and social change in the environment. Some of the researchers in the world refer aging as a disease in gerontology i.e. certain genes with a certain pattern of subdivision of cells that affects ageing. 
Aging Issue
Healthy Skin With Ayurvedic Massage
Catabolism and Anabolism
What practically happens is as individual progresses in life so the process of loss of tissue which is termed to be catabolism is greater then the process of gain of tissues which is known to be anabolism. As a result of which the strength and immunity start to decrease.
Different Theories of aging - There are different theories of aging which is mentioned below:
a) Theory of free radical:
In a free radical theory the free radical is any atom or molecule which has a single unpaired electron in the outermost shell . And according to this theory the process of aging is actually when cells start to accumulate free radical damage over time. 
b) Telomerase Theory:
This theory which was first discovered by group of scientist in Menlo park at Geron Corporation located in California. So basically telomerase are sequences of nucleic acids that extends from the ends of chromosomes and which basically have the ability to protect the chromosomes inside our cells. Each and Every time our cells divide, the telomerase become shorter and less able to protect the chromosome. This is the basic phenomena behind the destruction of cells.
c) Hayflick Limit Theory:
This theory was discovered by Leonard Hayflick. And according to this theory the population of cells in a cells culture divide between 40 to 60 number of times. So eventually when the process of mitosis occurs its shortens the telomerase. As a result of which further cell division becomes impossible which correlates with the process of aging.

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