Ayurveda = Ayur (life) + Veda (science, knowledge)
Ayurvedic medicine gives an oriental alternative to conventional healing methods. Vedic tradition is still alive and it is integrated into the contemporary Indian healthcare system. Ayurveda takes its origin from traditional Hindu treatments, which have been increasingly popular all over the world. Currently professional Ayurvedic treatments are still mostly available in India and Sri Lanka, however you can book also authentic Ayurvedic-themed holidays found in Europe.
Ayurveda does not solely focus on treating a particular illness. It gives guidelines to the proper routines, habits, diet and use of the senses accordingly to the proportions of three forces, which shape the potential of human body. Our well-being is believed to depend on the following elements: Wind (Vata), Fire (Pitta) and Earth (Kapha). Most of us tend to have up to two elements that are predominant and the differences in the proportions of the elements define our personality and body type. Despite the differences in proportions of the elements everything in our bodies and minds works very well as long as none of the forces goes very much out of balance.
Ayurveda provides complex treatments for the conditions and sicknesses, which stem from the imbalance of the forces, therefore it provides holistic care for the entire body and mind.