Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back to the Vedas. It is a more than 5000 years old holistic science which comprises of both practical and scientific information on various subjects beneficial to mankind. Ayurveda does not only deal with treatment of diseases but also prescribes a healthy way of life. For achieving a healthy set up of life's senses, Ayurveda calls for striking an internal harmony of various body parts as well as achieving body's harmony with the surrounding nature and environment.
Life according to Ayurveda is a proper combination of healthy senses, mind, body and soul and the aim of Ayurveda is to provide a completely healthy body to every human being with a perfect somatic and psychic humors equilibrium, uniformly healthy digestion, normal functioning of the fundamental tissues of the body and body wastes, accompanied by the enlightenment of the soul, cognitive organs and the mind. Ayurveda does not simply focuses on getting rid from a physical disease rather it believes in bringing out ideal physical and mental traits.
Unlike other ancient medicinal sciences, Ayurveda has specialized branches and sections targeted at every possible level of life. Apart from its eight branches Kaaya chikitsaa, Baala chikitsaa, Graha Chikitsa, Saalakya tantra, Agada tantra, Rasayan Tantra, Vajeekarana chikitsaa and the Salya tantra for dealing with eight different kinds of ailments, Ayurveda also has 'Swasthavritta', which is an individual's guide to the path of healthy and long life.