Ayurvedic Medicine is the age-old science and system of life, living, balance and healing from the Indian subcontinent. The foundational principles of Ayurveda are aimed at guiding the individual in maintaining health and preventing the onset of disease, and for those in a diseased or imbalanced state, to then work to bring the diseased body back to balance, in so far as possible to maximise quality of life and minimise pain and suffering.
The concept of Ayurveda is quite exquisite in its simplicity - that everything in Nature (including us humans) is made up of the same elements, or building blocks. Should one have too much or too little of an amount of these building blocks (due to lifestyle choices, eating habits, seasonal or environmental factors, mental and/or emotional imbalances, to give a few examples), the result is that health and wellbeing are negatively affected through the creation of a homeostatic imbalance. Ayurveda, then works at bringing back this homeostatic equilibrium - mostly through the introduction of opposing elements to these imbalances.