What is Ayurveda?

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Up until the early '90s, not many people in the West had heard of Ayurvedic medicine. Since then, public figures and physicians like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. Robert Svoboda have brought this science to light in the USA.

       Ayurveda आयवुद is a Sanskrit word meaning

"The Science of Life"
 

It is a five thousand year old medical system that is still practiced in india, its county of origin.

Ayurveda is to India as traditional Chinese medicine is to China

Ayurveda includes a comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic systems and treatment strategies. Ayurveda is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective, traditional health science.

One of the elegant features of Ayurveda is that, with a minimum input of effort and study, we can learn some simple, valuable practices that enable us to manage our health and change our lives for the better. We can learn from Ayurveda how to understand our individual constitution (body type, Prakruti) and our current condition (Vikruti).

This can help us understand what an appropriate diet and lifestyle is, and which herbs or remedies may help us gain or maintain optimum health in our bodies and minds.

 

The concept and importance of constitutional variety is fundamental in Ayurveda.  We are all different and so what may be medicine for one person may even harm another.

There is not a one-size-fits all solution for health and wellness.

 

To understand more about your basic, underlying constitution, your current condition, and  how to balance them with herbs, lifestyle,  and diet; contact us for a private consultation.