Ayurveda originates from the Vedic scriptures of the Indian subcontinent, and is nowadays seen as a form of alternative health care. The term Ayurveda stems from ayus, which is the word for life or life principle, and veda, which means science or knowledge, so Ayurveda translates as ‘science or knowledge of life’.
Ayurveda beliefs that sickness stems from the mind, which, after repeatedly ignoring signals, manifests itself in the body. The body obeys the mind. The mind is the director of the energies that make the body alive. All energies together make up the soul.
In Ayurveda treatment means determining the ideal energy distribution at birth (prakriti) and learning the cause of the imbalance of energies now (vikriti) and try to remedy that with a program that takes into account lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition, to restore the balance of the present day energies with the original constitution at birth.