Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing which evolved among the Brahmin sages of ancient India some 3000-5000 years ago. There are several aspects of this system of medicine which distinguish it from other approaches to health care:
1. It focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of the life energies within us, rather than focusing on individual symptoms.
2. Although two people may have same symptoms, they may be prescribed different medicines based on their energetic makeup.
3. Ayurveda considers mans relationship to himself and the Universe and how the planets may affect his body.
4. Ayurveda focuses on mind body relationships and values the laws of nature in guiding their medicinal prescriptions.