Ayurveda is the knowledge of life. The word Ayurveda contains 2 words “Ayur” which means “life” and “veda” which stands for “Knowledge”, Ayurveda is 5,000 year old healing tradition from India teaching us how our lives can be enriched, enhanced and extended without interference from diseases. Ayurveda teaches us that good health is not only the absence of disease, but a state of harmonious and dynamic balance at all levels of our mind, body, soul, spirit and environment

Ayurveda dates back an estimated 5,000-10,000 years and is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the world. It is understood by many scholars that knowledge of Ayurveda spread out from India and influenced the ancient Chinese system of medicine, Unani medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by Hippocrates in Greece. For this reason, Ayurveda is often referred to as the “Mother of all healing”

Before Ayurveda began its recent renewal in the western countries, it went through a period of decline in India while western medical education became dominant. Ayurveda became an option used primarily by traditional practitioners and the poor. After India gained its independence, Ayurveda gained new ground and many new ayurvedic schools were established

Interest in Ayurveda in the West began in the mid 1970’s as Ayurvedic teachers from India began visiting the United States and Europe. By sharing their knowledge they have inspired a vast movement toward body-mind-spirit medicine

Ayurveda is the collection of principles for healthy living that evolved from time immemorial. This healing system has been practiced in daily living in India for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda, first recorded in the Vedas, the world’s oldest collection of knowledge, is still the most favored healthcare practice by millions of Indians. Ayurveda is older than Greek and Egyptian medicine, it is now known to the wider world as a New Age medicine, proving its eternal significance. Recent History Before Ayurveda began its recent renewal in the western countries, it went through a period of decline in India while western medical education became dominant. Ayurveda became an option used primarily by traditional practitioners and the poor. After India gained its independence, Ayurveda gained new ground and many new ayurvedic schools were established. Interest in Ayurveda in the West began in the mid 1970’s as Ayurvedic teachers from India began visiting the United States and Europe. By sharing their knowledge they have inspired a vast movement toward body-mind-spirit medicine

No. It does not preach the worship of any particular deity or ask you to follow a particular sect. Ayurveda advises you to achieve four aims: Dharma meaning Merit, virtue, righteousness, social duties; Artha meaning earning wealth honesty and clean living; Kama meaning to enjoy essence of life and Moksha meaning self realization and liberation

Ayurveda takes an Holistic approach to Health. Being disease free does not mean a person is healthy. Ayurvedic approach can be summed up as “He whose doshas are in balance, appetite is good, all tissues of the body and all natural urges are functioning properly, and whose mind, body and spirit (self) are cheerful or full of bliss, he is a healthy person

Ayurvedic approach to diagnose the illness is very systematic and scientific. The logical thoroughness and minuteness of methods employed in Inquiry and Investigation of each and every factor or phenomenon of the patient concerning his habit, constitution, illness and environment are the prime factors for the perfect diagnosis. Tridosha( Vata, Pitta and Kapha ) are the three Bio-Energies, which governs the body. The concept of these three Bio-Energies is unique. Balance of Tridosha means perfect health, and this is the basic principle of Ayurveda

Modern medicine tries to treat and remove symptoms rather than treating the root causes. Modern medicines viewpoint is that all people’s constitution is more or less the same. Ayurveda takes a Holistic approach