Ayurveda deals with the measures of healthful living in the entire span of life and its various phases. Ayurveda considers humanity and universe as a common origin and the nature to be made of three main qualities namely Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. These are the three inner qualities found in all material forms of nature. It considers the entire universe to be governed by five major components called Panchamahabhutas that includes space, fire, water, air and earth.
The entire human body is considered to be made up of seven tissues (dhatus) namely plasma, adipose tissue, muscle, bone marrow, bone, blood and reproductive tissue. The liquids from these tissues, Ojas (energy) is formed which is the ultimate product of metabolism and digestion. Ojas is also believed to connect an individual’s consciousness and physiology and is responsible for developing immunity in the human body.
Seasonal abnormalities, improper exercise or incompatible actions of the body cause disturbance of the existing normal balance. Thus, the Ayurvedic treatments consist of restoring the balance back into its normal form by regulating a correct diet, life-routine, behaviour, administration of drugs and by taking Panchakarma and Rasayana therapy.