what is ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic natural system of medicine that originated about 5000 years ago in India. It is one of the oldest scientific medical systems in the world.  However, it is not only a system of medicine in the conventional sense of curing disease – it is also a way of life that teaches us how to promote longevity and ensure a feeling of well-being and vitality.

“Ayur” means life and “Veda” means knowledge or science. This ‘Science of Life’ is the knowledge of complete balance of the Body, Mind and spirit, including the emotions and psychology, on all levels.

Ayurveda treats man as a whole – which is a combination of body, mind and soul. According to Ayurvedic tradition health is the balance of the 5 elements ether, air, fire, water and earth – and illness is the result of an excess or deficiency of any of these particular elements. Ayurveda treats illness at its source, rather than at the level of symptoms.

It is a complete knowledge of life that teaches us how to live in tune with nature.

The Ayurvedic approach empowers people to reclaim true health and find renewed enthusiasm for creating harmony in their bodies, minds and spirits.