Developed by sages more than 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is a complete healing system that works to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit. The “Science of Life,” as it’s called, draws its inspiration from nature whose laws have always favored equilibrium and is today the basis for much of the spa and wellness work taking place in India and throughout the world.
An integral part of the ancient Vedas, or sacred texts, Ayurveda believes that the five elements in the universe – fire, water, earth, air, ether (space) are present in our physiology, and that it’s the imbalance of these elements that leads to illness. To help prevent or treat this, the practice uses a mix of science and philosophy to nourish and balance each of these components, resulting in total harmony.
The science itself is broken down into eight specialties (everything from internal medicine and allergies to psychology and beauty is addressed), but the practice always begins with the diagnosing of a client’s dosha, or body type. These doshas represent the five elements, and while a bit of each can be found in all of us, most people fall into one of three main categories, Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Once your dosha is determined, the practitioner will know what services and herbs will work best for you in helping you to achieve balance and harmony in your mind, body and spirit.
So based on the above information, I would say Ayurveda is definitely “old school medicine” operating and healing in a “new school world.”
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Wishing you much health and wellness!
Rochele Lawson, RN,AHP,CMS
“The Queen of Feeling Fabulous”
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