What is Ayurveda? – A look at the different medical areas

Ayurveda prescribes medicines, treatments, diet and activity changes based on a holistic understanding of the individual. Each human being is seen as unique due to his or her unique combination of doshas, life circumstances and proclivities and therefore also has to be treated individually. Since body, mind and emotions are all interconnected just as the doshas are all interconnected, any stimulus or intervention in the form of medicine, treatment, food or activity is evaluated in terms of its effects on the balance of the doshas as a whole. Ayurveda urges us to never just take the physical condition into account, but also the psychological, mental and spiritual condition of the person seeking advice.