Ayurveda aims in bringing harmony in all levels of our existence the body, mind, intellect, senses and the soul. The perfect balance of these factors results in health and any disharmony results in disease.
Ayurveda is based on the premise that the universe is made up of five elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether. These elements are represented in humans by three “doshas”, or energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every individual has a distinct balance, and our health and well-being depend on getting a right balance of the three doshas / three bioenergies (“tridoshas”)
Ayurveda is not a “one-size-fits-all” system. Instead, its regimens are tailored to each person’s unique prakruti (Ayurvedic constitution), taking into account his or her needs for nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, social interaction, and other lifestyle elements.
Ayurveda has two main objectives, maintenance of health of a health person and curing disease of the patient. To achieve these objectives- specialized dietary, life style, seasonal regimens, medicines made from herbs and spices, various external and internal treatments are used.
Ayurveda therapy is either palliative or purificatory. Panchakarma or the detox therapy is the most popular modality of treatment in Ayurveda. Customized treatment protocol is designed for each person after a detailed consultation to analyse the body-mind constitution, age, imbalances of doshas or bioenergies in the body etc.