Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It developed thousands of years ago in India.
It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease.
According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe -- living or not -- is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness. A disruption can come in the form of anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe.