Ayurveda is the ancient system of Indian Medicine which is the natural healing system to mankind. Ayurveda originated in Vedic period which has been inherited by later generations through enlighted Rishis over five thousand Years. Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, dietities, body work, surgery, psychology and spirituality. ‘Ayurveda’ means science of life. (‘Ayu` means life ‘Veda’ means science). Ayurveda is known for its holistic approach to treatments and rejuvenation therapies and it is the only system medicine through which perfect cure of ailments and resonance of body and soul is achieved.
Ayurveda is not only a treatment discipline. Its therapies are used to regain health and vigour to our body and mind so that we can be more efficient in our work and family life. In modern word, Ayurveda regained its sovereignty globally by helping thousands of people to be more efficient and healthy in family and work place by rejuvenating themselves. The emphasis on the maintenance of positive health or Swastha Vritha is a distinguish feature of Ayurveda. In order to maintain positive health, Ayurveda prescribes specific daily routine `Dinacharya` and also a seasonal regime `Ritucharya`. In Dinacharya, great importance is given to diet which is to be taken in a proper way with regards to quality, quantity as well as frequency.
In daily regime Ayurveda advocates not to suppress certain natural physical waves like micturition, defecations, hunger, sleep etc. On the other hand, suppressions of harmful psychic urges is advocated by Ayurveda, like greed, fear, anger, vanity, jealousy, malice and excessive attachment to anything. Ayurveda gives equal importance to mental health for which a regime of ethical life (sadurutta) is prescribed. Strict mental discipline and strict adherence to moral values is considered a pre-requisite for mental health.