Ayuvera is India’s traditional and natural system of medicine which was initially practiced over 5,000 years ago. This term came from the two Sanskrit terms, “ayur” which means “life” and “veda” which means science or knowledge. Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit. It is used as a holistic approach in preventing and treating illnesses through lifestyle interventions such as dietary changes, regular meditation, and appropriate exercise as well as natural therapies like oil treatments, herbal steam therapy, and aroma therapy. Still popularly practiced, Ayurveda is guided by two major principles: the mind and the body are inseparable, and the mind has the power to heal and transform the body.

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