Ayurveda originated from India more than 5000 years ago and is recognised by the World Health Organization, it is used by around 80% of the Indian population
Due to the very lengthy training, there are relatively few practitioners in the UK. Not only a holistic system of healing, Ayurveda is a way of life, rooted in the natural world and based on universal priciples - "the knowledge of life”.
Ayurveda focuses on life energies within us as opposed to specific symptoms, the aim is to balance the body and mind and find health problems before they occur or prevent them worsening. Different regimes are suggested depending on the constitution of each individual. Ayurveda is a complete medical system that recognises that health manifests itself through the laws of Nature, practitioners seek to heal the disorder of the mind-body complex and restore harmony.
The methods of diagnosis vary, but will generally include a detailed observation of your appearance and a questionnaire about your lifestyle and health. The range of treatments is vast, including diet, herbs and gentle exercise as a way of preventing disease and achieving optimum health. Remedies and treatments recommended will soothe and correct imbalances in your body type
Use our online directory to find Ayurveda therapists in your town or county using the search box at the top of the page.
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