Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word. Ayurveda means “the science of life and longevity”. It is an ancient natural wisdom of health and healing. The objective of this science is to maintain the health of a healthy person and to heal the disease of an unhealthy person.
Ayurveda is based on the 3,000 year-old Hindu scripture, the Atharva-Veda, that instructs practitioners in methods to regulate the processes of the human body, and to maintain one’s inner and outer beauty through the use of herbal ingredients. It is a holistic system of healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet nutrition, life style, exercise (yoga), relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises and medicinal herbs along with cleaning and rejuvenation for healing body, mind and spirit. According to Ayurveda, health is not the absence of disease but a state of balance among the body, mind and consciousness.
Health is a balanced state of the three biological humors (doshas), the seven tissues (dhatus), the three wastes (malas), and the gastric fire (agni), together with the clarity and the balance of the senses, mind and spirit. When all these factors are balanced, it produces a health (“swasth”).
Ayurveda is the mother of all healing systems. From its eight principle branches (Pediatrics, Gynecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, geriatrics, ENT, toxicology, general medicine and surgery) have come the main branches of medicine as it is practiced today an many modern healing modalities, including massage, diet and nutritional counseling, herbal remedies, surgery, psychiatry, shiatsu, acupuncture and acupressure, color and gem therapy and meditation have roots in Ayurvedic philosophy and practice.
All Ayurvedic healing techniques are practiced now in United States. Many modern medicine specialists and super specialists are believed in Ayurveda. They are also members of our Ayurvedic practitioners association and involved in an Ayurvedic research programs with us. After all we have the same aim:
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramaya
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
ma kaschit dukkh bhag bhavet
“May all be happy, may all enjoy good health and freedom from diseases. May all have prosperity and good luck and may none suffer or fall on evil or unfavorable days."
Ayurvedic Theory is based upon three body types called Kapha, Pitta and Vata
According to Ayurveda everything in the universe is made of five elements.