is from India, and is more than 5,000 years that Ayrveda has evolved. "Ayur" means
life and "Ved" means knowledge. This holistic science is the knowledge
of complete balance of the Body, Mind and spirit, including the emotions
and psychology, on all levels. It includes in its consideration,
longevity, rejuvenation and self-realization therapies through herbs,
diet, exercise, yoga, massage, aromas, tantras, mantras, and meditation.
According to Ayurvedic tradition health is the balance of elements
air, earth, fire, and water-and illness is as excess or deficiency
of any particular element. Ayurveda treats illness at its source,
rather than at the level of symptoms, and helps an in individual
to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.