Although Ayurveda is an ancient science of health and healing, it is as relevant today as when it was first described in writing more than 5,000 years ago. It was revealed for the purposes of preventing disease in those who are healthy and curing disease in those who are sick. The fundamental principles of healing are still the same to this day, and as valid as ever. The early Ayurvedic physicians have taught us the proper use of our five senses and the importance of adequate lifestyle in the healing process. Remarkably, these physicians described the same diseases people suffer from today including diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, cancer, digestive disease, and much more. They have given us detailed instructions regarding how to maximize the potential of the body to heal from each of these conditions.
Ayurveda is a complete health care science. In modern India, there are Ayurvedic hospitals along with Western hospitals, and practitioners of Ayurveda are fully licensed physicians. In the United States, the practice of Ayurveda is relatively new, gaining though more and more recognition, as more people are receiving the wonderful benefits of implementing Ayurveda into their lives.