According to Ayurveda optimum health results from a balanced mind, proper digestion, absorption and tissue development, alongside proper elimination, to build a resilient body with strong immunity.
For each individual, there is a unique balance based on their body constitution, diet and lifestyle, and how they interact with the seasonal environment. Where imbalance has led to disease, Ayurveda targets the root cause and never treats the symptoms alone. This is a key difference to modern medicine in approach. Health is not seen as a goal, but a process towards equilibrium tailored to the individual.
The Ayurvedic practitioner is highly skilled in assessing each individual at an elemental level, determining signs of imbalance and implementing an individualized plan to restore equilibrium of both body and mind.
In this sense, Ayurveda is truly holistic in its approach to health and well-being.