Ayur means life. Veda means knowledge. Ayurveda’s basic philosophy is that the ingredients for all healing, are all around us and are abundantly available. It teaches us to use the finest in nature to heal all mankind.
Ayurveda is the accumulation of thousands of years of human knowledge. It is a growing science. As human consciousness and knowledge grows, the science of harnessing it to the newly emergent human condition, also grows.
Ayurveda, when used as the line of first medication, is an excellent, effective healing system. In the hands of a good practitioner Ayurveda can even provide instant relief in many health issues – contrary to popular belief.
Ayurveda focuses on the individual, not the disease. A patient’s thoughts, beliefs, actions and life processes usually shape her/his ailment ; and it is through the proper understanding of the individual, that an effective cure can be formulated.