Ayurveda is a holistic science from India more than 5,000 years old. “Ayur” means life and “Ved” means knowledge. Ayurveda is the knowledge of longevity which offers healing, rejuvenation, and self-realization therapies through herbs, diet, exercise, yoga, massage, aromas, tantras, mantras and meditation. According to Ayurvedic traditions, health is the balance of elements air, earth, fire and water, and illness is an excess of an element. Three basic body types – thin (Vata), muscular (Pitta), and fat (Kapha) have great influence on a person’s health and wellness, as do genetic, congenital, seasonal and electrical factors. Often diagnosing by checking the pulse and areas of the tongue correlated with specific organs, Ayurvedic practitioners treat illness at its source, rather than at the level of symptoms, believing that and individual can take responsibility for health.