Ayurveda is a holistic system of traditional medicine that originated more than 5,000 years ago in India. This method of healing is used as a form of alternative medicine. An Ayurvedic doctor's method of diagnosis and treatment of diseases is based on the principle that body, mind, and spirit are interrelated, and imbalance in any one of these hampers the physical and mental wellness of the person.
The Ayurvedic system of healing works in the different areas of medicine like internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, treatment of head and neck diseases, gynaecology, rejuvenation and sexual vitality, toxicology, obstetrics and paediatrics, and care of the elderly. Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners employ the use of 5 treatments, referred to as “sense therapies”. These are herbalism and diet, touch therapy, colour therapy, aromatherapy, and sound therapy.