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What is Ayurveda?

For someone new to AYURVEDA, it is an ancient method of alternative medicine which is one of the oldest holistic healing systems. In Ayurveda we see body as a whole unit functioning together. Main goal of Ayurveda is to promote good health, not just fight disease, however treatments are geared towards specific health problems. Ayurveda is derived from two words Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning sacred science. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is not simply about taking any herbal formula and waiting for the results. Instead, Ayurveda encourages you to take health in your own hands by practicing lifestyle changes.

Use of natural herbs and supplements for prevention of disease and maintenance of good health is just one aspect of Ayurveda. It sees body, mind and soul as one. 

To understand Ayurveda you need to understand, how it sees the human body. In Ayurveda we see body in the form of " Doshas " or elements. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether (Space). According to this ancient science disease manifests itself due to imbalances in these elements. 

To understand DOSHAS read our seperate blog post.

 

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