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Ayurveda is the oldest, most complete system of natural health care know to makind. It recognises that three basic principles (Doshas) which make up a unique mind/body type for every individual. These Doshas are known as Vata, Piutta and Kapha and their balance determines our state of health. A qualified practiioner is able to assess this balance through a sophisticated process of pulse diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan).

Ayurveda puts focus on the patient, not the disease. Understanding of the patient's mind/body type is essential to diagnosis and treatment, and special emphasis is placed on the therapeutic effects of diet and healthy digestion, as well as techniques to balance behaviour and emotions. Consciousness is considered to be of primary importance in maintaining optimum health and meditation techniques are emphasized to develop integrated holistic functioning of the nervous system.