Ayurveda is a 5,000-year old natural medicine technique. The term Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words – Ayur [Life] and Veda [knowledge, science]. Directly translated, the term Ayurveda means knowledge about life and how to prolong it. It is assumed that the Ayurvedic medicine had been created before the Chinese, Tibetan, and Greek (Unani) ones, as they all draw on Ayurveda a lot. Ayurveda is characterized by a holistic approach and a complex understanding of healing.
An Ayurvedic healer prescribes preventive measures and heals through herbal, mineral, and other natural remedies. His mission is not only healing in itself, but also the overall prevention of sickness. Even healthy people are suggested to ask Ayurvedic doctors for an opinion, and to participate in Ayurvedic therapies.
HEALING AND PREVENTION
The traditional Ayurvedic healing system rests on a theory of maintaining a perfect balance between the body, the mind and the soul. Said otherwise, between the psychic and the soul states – between the three Doshas: Pitta, Kapha, and Vatta.
Ayurvedic rules say that an imbalance in the three biological energies – the three Doshas : Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha leads to sicknesses – and is caused by an unhealthy diet maintained for many years, weak digestion, slowed-down metabolism, incomplete excretion, sleep problems, environmental pollution, stress, and the production and storing of bio toxins (Ama) etc.