Ayueveda is made up of two Sanskrit words: Ayu which means life and Veda which means the knowledge of. Ayurveda is a subsection of the Atharva Veda, which is the fourth Veda. The heritage of the thousand-year-old Vedic culture is important to all mankind since it is the knowledge of what is working on us, human beings, and the world in which we live, and how.
Various yoga and meditation techniques as well as Ayurvedic medicine is becoming more and more popular in the West although they have come down to us from the ancient East, mainly India.
Ayurveda is a science on: 1) what and how we think since the thought has an immense power; 2) what and how we eat as we receive the energy from the Universe through nutrition; 3) how and when we sleep and exercise.
According to Ayurveda philosophy everything is based on five basic elements - ether, air, fire and earth that are around us in the air we breathe, in the food we consume as well as in our bodies. In our body these five elements arranged and combined in various proportions constitute three body types/doshas. These three doshas - Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth and water) are responsible for all biological and psychological functions of the body, mind and consciousness. They act as both the main constituents of the body and a protective shield providing a normal psychological background. Whenever the proper balance between doshas is lost, the body immediately sounds the alarm. The essence of Ayurvedic medicine is, in fact, prevention.
In our Health Center, consultations are provided by Ilona Abele, M. D., while Mara Berzina, M.D and Rita Pedane, M.D., perform massages and other treatment.