Ayurveda originated in India and the scholars of Ayurveda and ancient Indian literature have placed it around 6000 BC. Ayurveda, as the name implies (Ayu:life, Veda:knowledge) is the knowedge of healthy living and is not confined only to treatment of illness. It deals elaborately with measures for healthful living during the entire span of life and its various phases. Besides, dealing with principles for maintenance of health, it has also developed a wide range of therapeutic measures to combat illness. These principles of positive health and therapeutic measures relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings. Thus Ayurveda becomes one of the oldest systems of health care dealing with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way.

Contrary to the conventional medicine, the action of Ayurveda is much safer, deeper acting, somehwat slower, and results much longer lasting by energizing the body's curative powers.

The basic therapeutic approach is, 'that alone is the right treatment which makes for health and he alone is the best doctor who frees one from disease'. This sums up the principal objects of Ayurveda, i.e. maintenance and promotion of health, prevention of disease and cure of sickness. Treatment of the disease consists in avoiding causative factors responsible for disequilibrium of the body matrix or of any of its constituent parts through the use of Panchakarma procedures, medicines, suitable diet, activity and regimen for restoring the balance and strengthening the body mechanisms to prevent or minimize future occurance of the disease.

Ayurveda boasts of tremendous powers as a system of medicine. Especially in case of chronic, long standing and recurring diseases like allergies, bronchitis, Chron's diseases, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Trigenminal Neuralgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Vitiligo, etc, Ayurveda offers results which can change the life of patients. In the cases of allergic diseases like Asthma, urticaria and the like, it can enhance body's immune mechanism in such as way that the body no more reacts in abnormal way. In cases of ulcerative, it leads the immune mechanism to enhance ulcer healing mechanism. In cases of chronic infections it reduces the count and activities of viral. This goes true for most chronic diseases.