Ayurveda, an ancient Indian form of holistic health, balances three physiological elements called doshas. Lack of balance among these is seen as the root cause of many medical conditions. Treatment begins with an Ayurvedic physical exam. It is similar to a traditional physical exam, with special attention paid to the teeth, hair, skin, and pulse.
An individualized program for restoring balance is developed and may involve changes in daily routines, meditation, diet, and herbal remedies. Ayurveda is especially effective with gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, thyroid imbalances, endocrine problems, pain, and stress.