Ayurveda is currently taking the world by storm as an alternative form of medicine, and people in the western world are flocking to countries in the east to take part in Ayurvedic treatments.

Ayurweda | Photo via Pixabay , CC0 Public Domain
Ayurweda | Photo via Pixabay , CC0 Public Domain


Ayurveda involves a variety of techniques that form a system which catalyses natural healing. It was discovered by the Vedic culture of India, and soon after spread to various other countries such as China. Nowadays, you can find these treatments all over the world. Ayurveda treatments in Sri Lanka are particularly popular, with many themed resorts available such as the Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara.

Picture Credit - Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
Picture Credit – Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara

The Concept

Ayurveda essentially involves balancing out three specific ‘doshas’, which are forms of life energy. Vata energy determines mobility, circulation and bodily functions; Pitta is concerned with metabolic activity and digestion, while Kapha determines growth and nourishment. 

How it Works

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that the mind and the physical body are interconnected, and therefore treat the two systems as a whole. By living an Ayurvedic lifestyle, consisting of healthy eating, maintaining an active lifestyle, and reducing stress from one’s mind, an individual can get rid of a range of physical and mental ailments. 

Ailments Treatable by Ayurveda

These ancient techniques have been used to treat anything associated with inflammatory, hormonal, digestive or auto-immune conditions such as asthma, dementia, dysmenorrhoea and even Parkinson’s disease.

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