Ayurveda’s core philosophy is derived from compassion – the wellspring from which this ancient science flows to alleviate suffering.
More than a mere system for the treatment of physical illness, Ayurveda means the science of life, ‘Ayu’ or life and ‘Veda’ or science-knowledge. This mind, body and spirit connection to health and wellbeing was known thousands of years before it became modern medicine’s scientific discovery and is one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful holistic health systems to date.
Ayurveda does not isolate the body in terms of treatment, instead regarding health and happiness as one and the individual as a whole.
Fundamentally, ‘cookie-cutter’ or a ‘one size fits all’ approach has no emphasis in the practice of this ancient and highly esoteric science of healing. Since causes of illness differ from each individual and is usually a result of an imbalance, the Ayurveda physician seeks to determine whether the root of the illness, stems from the mind or body and removes this imbalance with a bespoke treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes, dietary advice, herbal medicines and any other Ayurvedic treatment capable of restoring the balance and health of the patient.