Ayurveda is the sub-Veda of Atharvaveda (one of the four ancient Hindu scriptures). The word ‘Ayurveda‘ means ‘the science of life‘. It is a complete medical system which has a unique way of understanding the body, and also of interpreting and improving one’s health. Each patient attends a consultation with the Ayurveda physician to assess their current state of health and what course of treatment, if any, is to be adopted. There are three specific directions which are followed in deciding the course of treatment: Dosha (body energy), Dhatu (body tissue), and Mala (excretory products); and treatments are in two directions: Shodan (cleansing) and Shaman (balancing).

Some treatments are prescribed for a specific reason, but others are given as a tailor-made sequence or programme of approach to the ailment. Some Ayurvedic methods are similar to Naturopathy, but the main differences are that in Ayurveda, the traditional remedies and medicines are implicated to a greater extent; and that the treatment is aimed at specifically curing or relieving ailments. There is a long list of these ailments in which Ayurveda therapies and full Panchakarma can play a part. ananya naturopathy offers various kinds of Ayurvedic Therapies.