Is the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing system. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
In Ayurvedic medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance in the dosha system, so the diagnostic process strives to determine which doshas are underactive or overactive in a body,. Diagnosis is often gathered over a period of time in order for the Ayurvedic conselor to most accurately determine what parts of the body are being affected. To diagnose problems, often use lengthy questionnaires and interviews in order to determine specific patterns of physical and psychological histories.
Ayurvedic medicine places emphasis on proper diet lifestyle and routine to accentuate balance, rest, diet, and prevention. Ayurveda recommends yoga as a form exercise to build strength and health, and also advises massage therapy as ways of increasing circulation and reducing stress. Yogic breathing techniques and meditation are also part of a healthy Ayurvedic regimen, to help reduce stress and improve mental energy.