Ayurveda is seen as a way of life rather than "just" a therapy. Ayurveda is the oldest holistic healing modality dating back to 3300-1300 BCE in Pakistan's Indus Valley, where key Ayurvedic herbs, spices, and food were being cultivated. Inhabitants of this valley chose to purposefully cultivate turmeric and ginger, which supports the idea that these were an important part of their lives.
This holistic approach to health takes into account the individual as a whole person, believing that the health and well being represents balance through the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of each person.
I believe the approach to healing should be tailored to each individual to address specific imbalances in those areas found within that person to address the root cause of a health issue. Ayurveda is both a holistic and preventative health system, seeking to create a way of life that makes the body less vulnerable to ill health, thanks to the balance that the curated lifestyle achieves.
Ayurveda seeks to achieve balance within the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurvedic teachings, therefore, speak of strategies such as aiding detoxification in the body (through use of herbs), supporting the digestive system (by eating low-toxin foods and using supportive herbs where appropriate), reducing stress and worry (using practices such as (mediation, breathing exercises, and massage) and exercising and strengthening the body (through techniques such as yoga). Ayurveda is seen as a way of life rather than "just" a therapy