Ayurveda is the 5000-year-old traditional Hindu healing system that stems from the Vedic culture in India. It is based on the concept of creating balance in the body. Its system of balance uses the basic elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space (sometimes called ether), which it considers to be the components that make up everything in our world.
Each person has their own unique combination of elements, called their dosha, which they are born with. When our dosha becomes unbalanced, we experience disease.
The purpose of ayurveda is to increase and maintain a healthy balance in your dosha state, rather than cure disease. It is sometimes called the sister science to yoga, and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing to create a system of healthful balance and well-being.
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“Ayurveda, a form of alternative and complementary medicine in western nations, uses herbs, massage and yoga in addition to modern medicines. Exceptional hygiene practices, the use of vegetable drugs and anointing with oils is all part of this healing tradition.
Supported by the metaphysics of the “four great elements”- fire, water, air and earth- in addition to the human body, this therapy focuses on healthful living throughout the entire life.
Ayurvedic Clinics sometimes offer therapeutic treatments such as pancha karma purification, which is always given under the supervision of a doctor, and doshas and marmas (pressure points like in reflexology).