What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicines known to mankind. It is believed to have originated some 5000 years ago in India and is known to be the “Mother of all healing systems”. Quite a heavy title to bear, and rightly so. Unlike conventional medicine, Ayurveda aims at the complete and all-round improvement in health and well being, comprising the body, mind and soul.

 

Ayurvedic philosophy works on the principle of energy and body constitution, which vary widely from one person to another. So, the treatments and medicines that suit one person in a particular disease may as well worsen the condition for another.

 

Instead of treating diseases ayurvedic treatments focus on finding the cause of imbalance in the body and strive to bring back the balance. Ayurveda also includes various dietary and lifestyle modifications that can help an individual stay disease free and live a long and healthy life.