The most ancient art of healing, Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life.” It is considered to be the mother of all healing arts, and this great knowledge teaches not only how to cure diseases but also how to prevent them and live a life of perfect balance.
According to Ayurveda, each person is born with a certain Prakruti, or body constitution. This constitution includes a combination of three doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and it is the imbalance of these three doshas that causes disease. Once a person’s Prakruti has been determined, it is then possible to select the proper diet, exercises, living situation and other environmental factors that will allow the individual to regain health and maintain harmony. Ayurveda recognizes the fact that no two people are exactly alike; therefore the consultations and treatments are personalized and highly effective.
The Ayurvedic physician considers the patient as a whole in which the entire system of mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. If one organ is not functioning properly, a chain reaction can occur and affect other organs and the entire body. The beauty of Ayurveda lies in its ability to reveal the main cause of a person’s illness; once the root of a disease is treated, all the signs and symptoms will disappear.
The effects of Ayurvedic treatments are far-reaching. First, they help to heal the problem. Then, in time, when the original problem is cured, the same treatment helps to increase the body’s immunity and works as a tonic for the entire human system.