Ayurvedic treatments are holistic in nature. This means Ayurveda considers human as a part of environment and believes that true health can be achieved through a holistic approach that targets physical, mental, and social well-being.
The success and acceptance of Ayurvedic treatments a lies in its basic principles,
- The five elements: All living and non‑living things, in this universe are made up of five basic elements and therefore every substance in nature has the potential to be a medicine.
- The Tridosha: The ayurveda works by concept of tridosha (Vata, Pitta, apha) which are actually the physiobiological properties. Any imbalance caused in tridoshas can lead to disease and thus a balanced state has been considered as a basic target for therapeutics in ayurveda.