Ayurveda is a Knowledge of life ( Aayu)
A science that helps you live a long & happy life, hence ayurveda is a preventive and curative medicine originating from the vedic knowledge, thousands of years ago.
Ayurveda believes that human is a part of this nature and our existence is a coexistence. One of its basic concept says ‘ what ever is happening in nature, the similar happens in the body. Like the forces in nature that create- structure , maintain - transform and movement- degeneration ,similar forces exist in our body. These forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body.
Hence, ayurveda approach is a holistic approach towards health and wellbeing. The principal is to treat the human health and not only the disease aspect (salutogenese). Every individual is uniue and so is the treatment plan!
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the OrTra MA Suisse (l'Organisation du monde du travail de la médecine alternative suisse) recognise ayurveda as a alternative medicine .
According to l'Organisation du monde du travail de la médecine alternative suisse OrTra MA:
Ayurvedic Medicine- Ayurveda - the science of long life - is a millennia old medical education originating in South Asia. In Ayurveda, the inner harmony and balance of all the forces residing in the body contribute to a rich and healthy life. The harmonious interplay of bioenergetic principles (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) is stimulated and thus contributes to well-being and helps to overcome diseases. The practical use of Ayurveda promotes a healthy and balanced development of all aspects of life, so that healing and prevention can take place. It also includes spirituality as an essential prerequisite for complete healing.
Ayurvedic medicine is a complete system which includes ayurvedic medical diagnosis (including pulse diagnosis), prescription of ayurvedic remedies, food and lifestyle advice and panchkarma therapies.
Diagnosis on a holistic basis leads to many Ayurvedic treatment approaches: Phytotherapy, detoxification and purification therapies, diet regulation, therapeutic massages and manual treatments, harmonization.