Ayurveda is a form of Naturopathic Medicine that has it’s roots in ancient India as a system of holistic healing that is enjoying a widespread resurgence in popularity today. Health-conscious individuals all over the world are taking more responsibility for their own health and well-being applying the old adage prevention is better than cure.
In a world that offers more choices than ever before more individuals are exploring alternative health systems such as Ayurveda to help achieve a healthy lifestyle and stop disease before it happens. It also avoids the risks of harmful side effects of drugs that can be worse than the illness. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit with the primary focus to promote good health rather than fight disease but treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.
Ayurveda recommends treating the whole person-body, mind, senses, emotions and spirit instead of following the one-cause-one-cure principle that just focuses on the symptoms of the moment. Diet, sleep, lifestyle, daily and seasonal routines and internal cleansing are just as, or more important than herbs and treatments in order to maintain good health. According to ayurvedic theory everything in the universe, living or not, is connected and good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe and a disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness. How your body works to keep you healthy is your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body’s constitution, known as prakriti, that stays the same for your entire life, however how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.