‘Ayurveda’ is generally understood as ‘Science of life’ translating ‘Ayuh (r)’as life and ‘Veda’ as science. Ayurveda is an ancient system of life and also the oldest surviving medical system in the world.
Ayurveda emphasizes good health and prevention and treatment of illness through lifestyle practices (such as massage, meditation, yoga, and dietary changes) and the use of herbal remedies.
Ayurvedic medicine is holistic, which means viewing the body and mind as a whole. Ayurveda not only treats a person's physical complaints, but it also changes lifestyle practices to help maintain or improve health.
The demand and popularity of Ayurveda are increasing because of its holistic approach. Ayurveda improves not only a person's health but also their well-being, behavior, and state of mind. It tends to treat the root cause of a disease rather than just the symptoms.
After graduation with an Ayurvedic degree, an individual can work as a therapist, Ayurvedic health and wellness expert, nutritionist or dietician, counselor and an Ayurvedic doctor.