Definitions for "Ayurvedic medicine"
A part of the East Indian system of healing that includes yoga, Ayurvedic tradition treats illness as an imbalance among the bodyâ€(tm)s systems. This practice addresses an individualâ€(tm)s unique constitution using nutrition counseling, herbal therapies, rubbing oils, massage, meditation, yoga and lifestyle changes.
Practiced in India for the last 5,000 years. The underlying philosophy of this medicine is that people have one of three metabolic types: vata (ether/space and air), pitta (fire and water), and kapha (water and earth). Courses of treatment are designed based on these types in order to bring the patient into a mind, body, and spirit balance. Treatments may include massage, yoga, herbal tonics, sweat baths, and medicated enemas.
A form of medicine practiced in India. Health is considered to be a state of balance between the body's physical, emotional, and spiritual systems, and illness is a state of imbalance. Illness may be detected by reading of the pulse and by observation of the tongue. Nutrition, massage, natural medications, meditation, and other modalities may be used for treatment of a wide variety of ailments.