Being the daughter of a Homeopath I have always been surrounded by alternative therapies. Without a doubt in this day and age Ayurveda is widely recognized globally and there are spas, retreats, health centres and accredited Ayurvedic practitioners all over the world focusing on its techniques to help people recover from various ailments and illnesses.

Ayurvedic medicine — also known as Ayurveda — is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It developed thousands of years ago in India and is a major part in India’s healthcare system. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.

In the U.S., Ayurveda is considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine. According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe — living or not — is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.

We’ve all heard of cases when someone who has suffered from a major injury or perhaps serious stroke where doctors have told them they cannot walk or talk again. However after going to an ashram in India specializing in Ayurveda, they have returned much better.

Members of my own family have been in such a situation where they were told that they would not recover from a particular medical issue. However after going to a specialised Ayurvedic Hospital they returned having made a full recovery!

It is evident that there are a lot of positive cases studies in relation to Ayurvedic treatment, however, like all medicines there is never a full 100% guarantee that it will cure any condition. Each person’s body/reaction and condition is different. However anything is worth a try if it can assist in helping you with a problem you may be experiencing.