Ayurveda (or ayurvedic medicine), originated in India and is one of the world's oldest medical systems. Ayurveda incorporates specialized diets, herbs and massage to balance the mind, body and spirit. The term "Ayurveda" combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda means "the science of life." Ayurvedic medicine is based on 3 key concepts: universal interconnectedness, a body's constitution, and life forces.
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