Holistic, preventative approach

Ayurveda is a prevention-oriented way of living and while it believes avoiding illness is preferable to trying to cure it, Ayurveda seeks to treat such issues by targeting the root cause rather than just the symptoms.  Instead of giving illness a personality of its own and therefore offering it greater energy to take hold, Ayurveda sees it rather as an imbalance in a person’s physical or mental composition.  While Ayurveda does not eschew the marvels of modern allopathic medicine, which excels in the acute stages of disease or trauma, it rather seeks to equip the individual with the power to know their body and mind better in order to avoid reaching such extremes of disease throughout their (hopefully long, happy and healthy) life.