Ayurveda literally means "science of life", and it represents the oldest complex medical system about healthy lifestyle principles. The origin of its teachings dates back to the ancient Indian scriptures (Vedas). Those scriptures came into existence due to the inner realization of illumined Sages (Rishis).
Ayurveda represents a holistic and simple form of healing approach. It aims to know oneself and to reveal deeper causes of one’s health conditions. It strives to gain insight into the very core of a problem and discover the primary cause of the ailment, whether it originates in improper diet, lifestyle, hereditary taint, negative thinking or emotional and energetic imbalance.
Ayurveda looks upon the human being as an indivisible and mutually interconnected complex of body, vital energy, mind and soul. It does not focus on symptoms themselves, but mostly on the causes of psychosomatic imbalance, which precedes every disease. A symptom is regarded only as a signal or warning that there is something wrong with the body and that a deeper level of correction is needed.