Considered the mother of all medicines, Ayurveda is also a life philosophy. The main goal of this school of thought is to consciously try to achieve harmony on the level of the body, the spirit, and the mind. Ayurveda can teach us how to maintain this natural balance in our life, while helping us understand the surrounding environment.
Unlike western medicine, eastern medicine—including Hindu medicine—is founded upon the holistic approach to each human being, and is applied to each aspect of his or her life. It is focused on preventing potential disease, and if a disease already occurs, Ayurveda helps finding its source instead of just the symptoms. In consequence, the whole process allows us to achieve balance in each aspect of our life.