INDIA - Aryuvedic

Ayurveda, which translated means "The Science of Life", is similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in that it represents a practical application of universal philosophical concepts based on universal life energy which, in TCM, is called "qi", and in Ayurveda, "prana". Both systems go back over 5000 years. Ayurveda is a wholistic system for life, longevity and medicine from India. Ayurveda helps to maintain health in a person by keeping the individual's body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature. It provides guidance regarding food, herbs, bodywork and lifestyle. We can find historical evidence of Ayurveda in the ancient Hindu scriptures known as the Vedas, written over 6,000 years ago.

Ayurveda also sees that before we exist in physical form that we exist in a more subtle form known as the soul. In fact, they hypothesized that we may indeed occupy many physical bodies throughout the course of time but that our underlying self or soul remains unchanged.