Ayurveda, a branch of Vedic Science, literally means “the science of life” and it originated in India as the traditional healing system over 5,000 years ago. Considered one of the oldest forms of medicine, this ancient science works as both preventative & curative medicine, combining daily self-care, a healthy diet, yoga, and a natural lifestyle as a means to acquire optimal health.
Ayurveda is the fundamental root of traditional Chinese Medicine and even the Buddha, himself, utilized Ayurvedic remedies. In India today, there are Ayurvedic medical schools training physicians in internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, toxicology & gerontology.
What makes Ayurveda practical is that it is not necessary to attend Ayurvedic medical school in order to understand or implement Ayurvedic knowledge into your daily life. According to Ayurveda, we create our state of health based on how we interact with our environment. By making choices that support our inner nature we can live harmoniously and in balance.