Ayurveda originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance in establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and body cleansing, and on the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
In Australia, Ayurveda is considered a form of alternative medicine, like traditional Chinese medicine.
How popular is Ayurveda in the Australia?
In the past few years, Ayurveda has been growing in popularity in Australia, partly due to the work of Deepak Chopra, M.D., a physician who combines western medicine with Ayurveda in North America.
What does a typical Ayurvedic assessment involve?
An initial assessment with an Ayurvedic practitioner may last an hour or longer. The practitioner will ask detailed questions about your health, diet and lifestyle. He or she will listen to your pulse. Unlike mainstream medicine, 12 different pulse points are assessed in Ayurveda.