Ayurvedic medicine offers natural health and disease-prevention therapies that originated more than 5,000 years ago in India. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means the “knowledge of life.”
Ayurvedic medicine teaches that each individual has his or her own unique genetic constitution, known as prakruti. This is expressed by three energies or doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Our doshas all consist of a unique proportion of the five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) which exist in nature.