'AYURVEDA' is a Indian System of Medicine. The word 'Ayurveda' composed from 'Ayur' and 'Veda'. 'Ayur' means 'Life' and 'Veda' means 'Knowledge'. So Ayurveda means 'Science of Life. It is considered divine in origin and is also known as 'Upa Veda' (Branch) to 'Atharvaveda'. There are many references to Health, Disease, Treatments, description of Medicinal plants etc. available in 'Atharvaveda'. Ayurveda originated from this Veda. Ayurveda is said to be 5000 years old Medical Science.
Herbal Medicine! (Common idea about Ayurveda)
The 21st century medicine Health care everywhere is undergoing great change as many people realize that there is more to health than being physically fit and well fed. Innovative techniques in surgery and 'miracle' drugs improve many lives but continuing chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, allergies, emotional and mental disturbance, are the fate of many more. Ayurveda has a great deal to offer. With this different approach to illness, Ayurveda can often help patients with diseases generally considered incurable by conventional medicine. Ayurveda or alternative medicine, is a healthy-lifestyle and natural healing system of India for over 5,000 years. It is holistic, which means viewing the body and mind as a whole. Ayurveda emphasizes prevention of disease, rejuvenation of our body systems, and extension of life span. Ayurvedic practices help to maintain health, reduce stress, and improve flexibility, strength, and stamina. Ayurvedic Medicine works. It is without doubt the most practical and sensible preventative medical system in the world.
And now most of the spas are providing something from Ayurveda in fom of yoga, Panchkarma, Dhyan etc. or at least Lectures.