What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is not only about disease but promotes a healthy lifestyle. Since the origin
of Ayurveda is said to be from Atharva veda, the philosophy of this health system
is based on self-discipline and balanced living.
Ayurveda tries to harmonies all forces functioning on the body at the physical,
mental, psychological and soul level. While western medicine is of disease and treatment,
Ayurveda also includes rules of healthy living and ways of maintaining health. Thus
the range of Ayurveda is vast and enlists diet, behaviour, ideas of right living
and also of disease and treatment of disease.
The process of Ayurveda looks at a man as a part of nature and the entire cosmos.
Prevention is preferred to cure in Ayurveda it is not restricted to immunization
to certain diseases but to a whole system of proper living. The system goes beyond
objectivity and combines objectivity with subjectivity. Seen in this way Ayurveda
is a wholistic way of treatment, that deals with mind, soul and body.