According to Ayurveda, the presence of disease in our system indicates an imbalance in our ‘doshas’. Bringing our system back into balance is the key to the cure. Ayurveda has an effective tool for the diagnosis of disease called ‘nadi pareeksha’ or pulse diagnosis. This is done by an Ayurvedic doctor who checks the individual’s pulse on his/her wrist and he/she can easily detect the imbalances in the body and prescribe an effective treatment.
Treatments usually come in one of two forms:
- Panchakarma, a 5-staged body purification programme, consisting of herbal remedies, light diet and exercise, specific massages and cleansing treatments
- Herbal medicines to balance the body
Ayurveda supports health without disturbing the natural intelligence of the body; Ayurvedic treatments have no negative side effects. Because of this, people around the world are now turning to the ancient science of Ayurveda to help them regain and maintain optimal health. Ayurveda can be used on its own or as a complement to allopathic treatment.