Ayurvedic medicine was developed in India thousands of years ago, and still practiced and used heavily. Now Ayurveda has made its way to the western world, and has gained popularity and respect as a natural and holistic approach to well being. The focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to keep the body free of disease by balancing the body, mind and spirit. Anything that affects any one of these will cause your body to become out of balance.
Ayurvedic confidence is also that each person is born with a life force comprised of the five elements are Earth, Water, Air, Space and Fire. Each isolated will possess their own unique balance of these elements. Ayurveda pivots on balance, and what can be done to restore and maintain a proper balance. It looks at the entire body, mind and spirit to determine where the root of the ailment is. Ayurvedic medicine is not about treating symptoms, it is about restoring the entire body of the original balanced state. By treating the root, rather than the symptom you will receive more complete relief with fewer relapses.
Ayurvedic medicine is in fact safe and as a form of medicine that has been practiced successfully for thousands of years. However, with some remedies, there are very powerful herbs and preparations that should only be used under the supervision of a trained, skilled practitioner. Some preparations are indicated with certain conditions, such as pregnancy or hypertension. Do not take these risks on your own, and always seek the advice of a professional. Most Ayurvedic medicines are compatible with most people of all ages. Yoga or Meditation can be practiced by young and old alike. Simple teas and clean diets hold no limitations.