History of Ayurveda

The Story of The Ancient Art of Healing

Got a really annoying pain in the neck? Or a headache that just won’t go away? Whatever it is you’re suffering from, Ayurveda just might be your solution. Read about the history of this amazing healing art.

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Where did it all begin?

The origin of Ayurveda is believed by some scholars, to date as far as the prehistoric times. There is also speculation that the Indus Valley Civilization must have been the birthplace of this ancient art. During the Vedic period, Ayurveda developed and flourished significantly so much that even Jainism and Buddhism have developed medical practices and concepts that are similar to those that are mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts.

Modern Day Ayurveda

Even after thousands and thousands of years, Ayurveda remains a popular method of healing especially in India and other South Asian countries such as Maldives and Sri Lanka. Take the latter for example, Ayurveda is in such demand that Sri Lanka spa hotels, even those by international chains like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, offer treatments and cosmetic therapies based on Ayurvedic principles.

Why is it so Popular?

Ayurveda believes that the wellness and health of one depends on the balance of not just the body but of the mind and spirit as well. Therefore, its aim is overall healing and restoration. One of the other reasons that Ayurveda is so popular is that only natural, organic ingredients such as fresh herbs and medicinal oils are used in all treatments and diets.

How Can You Experience the Many Benefits Of Ayurveda?

While there may be spas in your city that offer “authentic ayurvedic treatments”, it’s always better to visit either India or Sri Lanka on a wellness holiday, if you’re really keen on trying it out. Resorts like the above mentioned have specially designed Ayurveda holiday packages that include accommodation as well as a given number of treatments. This way you’ll be able to relax and heal at the same time!

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.