Ayurveda is a health teaching and healing process that originated around five thousand years ago at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in northern India. There it is told that many thousands of years ago the wise men of the land turned to the god-king Attreya to learn the knowledge of salvation and healing. So Attreya gave Ayurveda to the people, the knowledge of maintaining and restoring physical, mental and emotional health. Ayurveda is the art of living healthily and healing gently. The name is composed of two words from the Sanskrit language, Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge. Ayurveda can therefore be understood as the knowledge of life. It is a natural medicine that knows how to use the energies of nature in a positive way.