Ayurveda is an ancient medical practice summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning "the science of life".
Ayurveda teaches that humans consist of three aspects: the physical, the subtle and the causal, or body, mind and soul in Western terms. Health, according to Ayurveda is a balanced expression of all these three elements.
Ayurvedic healing presents the Ayurvedic treatment of common diseases, covering over eighty different ailments form the common cold to cancer. It provides a full range of treatment methods including diet, herbs, oils, gems, mantra or meditation.
To skepical western audiences, much of this ayurveda stuff sounds like nonsense. But the western medical community has begun to accept the holistic approach to treating illnesses and so ayurvedic medicine is gaining recognition as complimenting the more modern western forms of medicine.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift" - Albert Einstein