Ayurveda, in Sanskrit, means “The Science of Life”.
Ayur = Life Veda = Truth, Science, Knowledge
All Indian sciences are connected to philosophies, which form a logical system, reflecting a deep and meditative experience.
Ayurveda offers many ways to prevent diseases and to acquire healthy longevity, by respecting the actions of nature and the Universe through their evolution and creation. This knowledge appeared in India more than 5.000 years ago and was taught for thousands of years by Rishis (wise men), in an oral tradition from Masters to their disciples.
They lived during the Ancient Vedic period. Later on these sacred texts were written in Sanskrit and Ayurveda was mentioned in the Scriptures, The Vedas, spread and during a long time some copies were distributed in Temples. Everything was described in details and some archeological researches discovered evidences that some surgeries happened successfully between 3.000 and 5.000 years ago. It also has application on atomic energy, gynecology, pediatrics, anatomy, herbs, psychiatry, diet and Ayurveda nutrition.
This science treats the root of the imbalance on an individual approach through many cleansing methods. It uses medicinal herbs, oil massages, heating therapies and innumerable other procedures.
Ayurveda is a medicine which enables one to understand how to get a new and healthy life style by making changes through suggestions about a better diet to balance each Dosha (Energy or Constitution), Yoga, harmonization of Chakras (subtle centers of energy) and Meditation to prevent diseases and restore physical, mental and emotional harmony.
“It must be emphasized that Ayurveda is not a substitute for Western allopathy medicine. There are many instances when the disease process and acute conditions can best be treated with certain drugs or surgery. Ayurveda can be used in conjunction with Western medicine, to make the patient stronger and less afflicted with a disease.” (Dr. Vasant Lad)