Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic health care that is native to the Indian sub continent and used by millions. The word Ayurveda roughly translates as science of life with the word ‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge or science. According to its philosophy our existence is an interaction of five elements Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation and that it is the imbalance of any of any one of these elements that is the cause of all human ailments.
Ayurveda is essentially a way of life concerned with promoting healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental and spiritual harmony and the promotion of the body’s own capacity for maintenance and balance. Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person emphasizing prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure and ensures physical and mental health without side effects. Treatments are non-invasive and non-toxic and can be used safely as an alternative therapy or alongside conventional therapies.