What Is Ayurveda?

Dating back over 5000 years, Ayurveda is a continuous healthcare system. Originating from India, Ayurveda is considered one of the oldest documented biological science and yet it represents so much more than the conventional understanding of a science, philosophy or healthcare because of the holistic approach to maintaining health. Ayurveda is the original Functional medicine.

Ayurveda includes many topics, health, diet, herbs, surgery, massage, body therapies, oils, food classification, body types…But can something so old still be relevant?

The answer is Yes. In fact the APA believe that Ayurveda has never been more relevant as the new philosophy of healthcare is moving from illness to wellbeing. The emphasis now is more on prevention, which is relevant for today given the over-burdened NHS crippled by increasing lifestyle health problems that are often well suited to Ayurvedic treatment and lifestyle principles.

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Ayurvedic Practitioners work like detectives, not naming or diagnosing a disease nor labelling you or any part of you, but understanding the path or cause that led to a problem. A simple example is a bucket overflowing, this will continue to spread water over the floor unchecked unless the tap is turned off. Ayurveda believes it is vital to understand not just the current situation, but also the history behind the presenting problem, in other words to find the tap and turn it off.

Ayur ~ Life. Veda ~ Science or Knowledge.