Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated
in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. It is a holistic system of healing medicine
and healthcare, practised in Indian subcontinent, where nearly 80 percent of the population uses it
exclusively or combined with conventional (Western) medicine.
The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and soul. This is believed
to help prevent illness and promote wellness.
Ayurvedic medicine uses a variety of products and techniques to cleanse the body of substances that
can cause disease, thus helping to re-establish harmony and balance.
How does Ayurvedic Medicine work?
Ayurvedic medicine has specific understanding about the body’s constitution. Constitution refers to a
person’s general health, the likelihood of becoming out of balance, and the ability to resist and
recover from disease or other health problems.
Ayurvedic treatment is tailored to each person’s constitution. The treatment goals include eliminating
impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, and reducing stress and
increasing harmony in the patient’s life.
The practitioner uses a variety of methods to achieve these goals.