Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and an art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity by curing disease in the sick and preserving the health of the healthy. It focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of life energies within us rather than focusing on symptoms. Its approach is to cure the person rather than the disease. It recognizes that unique constitutional differences in all individuals lead to distinctive presentations of disease and therefore individualized treatment.
According to Ayurveda the root cause of all illness is Prajna Aparadh - deliberate disobedience of natural laws. Often one is not in tune with Nature and follows a faulty lifestyle and diet with inappropriate conduct, stress and repressed emotions which produce toxins (Āma) and imbalance in Tridosha - Vata, Pitta and Kapha causing disease.