The word Ayurveda is a compound of the Sanskrit words ayus - life - and veda - knowledge. Ayurveda is an intricate and time tested system of natural medicine that has been healing people continuously for over 5,000 years. When one understands their unique constitution and current condition, the natural state of health is easy to establish. Therefore, Ayurveda helps regain health in the human body by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual back into harmony. The art of Ayurveda is excellent for early detection and repair of disease and also an invaluable preventative medicine to maintain health. Ayurvedic practices restore the holistic balance, resulting in self-healing, optimal health, vitality and longevity.