History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient natural healing system of India. first recorded in the Vedas, sacred Hindu texts. Ayurveda is both a medical and metaphysical healing science, helping a healthy person to maintain health, and a diseased person to regain health. It includes herbal medicines, dietetics, bodywork, surgery, psychology and spirituality.
All Ayurvedic principles are based on the Sankhya philosophy of creation describing the Five Elements of this Universe All these medical specialties are addressed according to the theories of the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth), the Tridoshas or bodily humors (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), the seven Dhatus or bodily tissues, the three Malas or waste (urine, stool and sweat) and spiritual growth. Any imbalance between the body, mind and environment begins the process of disease. The treatment not only works on the disease but also emphasizes on achieving better health, longevity and awareness.
Ayurveda prescribes various treatments and a healthy daily routine including meditation, pranayama, yoga, cleansing processes, rejuvenation therapies, and balanced diet according to body constitution, preventive and curative medicines.