Indian health practice: Ayurvedic Medicine

Over 5000 years old, Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional Indian practice, Ayurveda is translated to mean The Science of Life. The foundations of Ayurvedic medicine is based on the 5 elements; water, earth, fire, air and space, and the body’s primary elements; blood, flesh, fat, bone and marrow. The health practices have been influenced by other cultures and include acupuncture, massage, yoga, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and meditation.

Body type according to Ayurvedic medicine:

Yata: Thin and bony with restless minds.

Pitta: Moderate physique with muscular limbs and alert mind.

Kapha: Broad frames with long limbs and a calm and patient mind.

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