What is Ayurveda?

  • Ayurveda, (pronounced ‘Ah-your-vay-dah’), the Sanskrit term for the “Science of Life,” originated in India over 5000 years ago.
  • It is the only holistic healing science that focuses on each individual person’s unique mental, physical, and emotional balance to prevent illness and promote wellness.
  • Ayurveda is considered the Mother of Healing because all other forms of medicines are derived from it.

What is the Ayurvedic approach to Healing?

  • Ayurveda teaches us to listen to and be aware of our own bodies so that each person can do what is necessary to create and maintain balance according to his or her individual constitution.
  • Therefore, it guides us to make healthful choices and helps us to realize the consequences when we do not.
  • Ayurveda stresses self healing, thus making each one of us a healer.

What Diseases Does Ayurveda Treat?

  • Ayurveda does not treat disease, but rather the energetic imbalance causing the disease.
  • It is particularly effective in helping those suffering from chronic conditions such as asthma, insomnia, digestive disturbances, ulcers, skin conditions, depression, high blood pressure, arthritis and menstrual difficulties.
  • For individuals with no noticeable symptoms, Ayurveda is helpful in understanding the energetic makeup of one’s own unique body as well as how to stay healthy, disease-free and balanced.