Established as the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world, Ayurveda has its origins dating back more than 5000 years ago. The name AYURVEDA is derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots – 'AYUR' ('life' or 'longevity') and 'VEDA' ('science' or 'knowledge'). Ayurveda can be described as 'The Science of Life or Longevity" or "The Yoga of Life". Ayurveda and Siddha, provide the knowledge and the tools to allow you to experience your 'life-span' to its fullest extent for very specific purposes. This medical science offers a rich, comprehensive outlook to a healthy life. It was expounded and practiced by the spiritual rishis, who laid the foundations of the Vedic civilization in India, by organising the fundamentals of life into proper systems.

Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness. Ayurveda philosophy believes that people, their health, and the universe are all related. It is believed that health problems can result when these relationships are out of balance.

The Goal and Purpose of Ayurveda

There are two objectives of Ayurveda:

  1. To maintain the health of those who are well and are not suffering from any disease condition. This is achieved by regulating one's diet and nutrition, exercise, hygiene and lifestyle.
  2. The second objective targets curing the diseases of those who are sick. This section has a detailed insight into the various disease conditions, their causes, diagnostic techniques, remedies and therapies to cure, prognosis etc.

However, the highest or ultimate goal of Ayurveda and Siddha treatment is to attain absolute detachment of the body and mind. This is the state of liberation or 'Moksham'. At the same instance, the body, mind and its equipment are not neglected but brought very much into focus and attention, as it is the means of realising the Self or Truth.

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