What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India.
Its name literally means, “life knowledge.” The Ayurvedic method of holistic healthcare emphasizes balancing the body, mind, and spirit to treat and prevent disease.
This 5,000-year-old practice focuses on harmonizing the body with nature through diet, herbal remedies, yoga and meditation, exercise, lifestyle, and body cleansing.
It is considered the sister science of yoga.
How does it work?
Ayurveda is based on the philosophy of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called Doshas. They control how your body works.
They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth).
Each person inherits a unique mix of these three doshas called Prakruti. As per Ayurveda philosophy, when the balance of these three doshas goes out of balance, which is called Vikruti, the state of disease happens.
A treatment plan will be specifically designed for you, which takes into account your unique physical and emotional makeup, your primary life force, and the balance between all three of these doshas.
Treatment plan might consist of massage using medicated oils, herbs, and other supplemental therapies which stores balance to the body.