Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term that means "Science of Life." It originated in the ancient Vedic times of India and is the oldest and most complete system of natural health care in the world. Ayurveda has ancient roots, yet is modern in its systematic and scientific approach. Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to both the prevention and treatment of disease through comprehensive lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. It treats disease at its source rather than merely pacifying symptoms. Ayurveda is health care that restores the essential role of consciousness in creating and sustaining health - wholeness of body, mind and spirit. It is ideal for those seeking to maintain good health, prevent disorders and diseases, and manage chronic physical and mental problems. Ayurvedic modalities include:

  • Diet and digestion
  • A healthy lifestyle and daily routine
  • Stress management, including meditation
  • Herbs and dietary supplements
  • Detoxification
  • Breathing exercises (Pranayama)
  • Rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana)
  • Self-massage (Abhyanga)
  • Yoga postures

What are the benefits of Ayurveda?

Ayurveda’s purpose is to prevent disease, maintain optimal health and manage chronic disorders to restore a healthy balance.

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Why Choose Ohio State?

Why choose Ayurveda services at Ohio State?

It’s rare to find a doctor in the West who practices Ayurveda and even rarer to find those services offered side by side with medical doctors and other health professionals in a multi-practice, comprehensive and convenient setting. On staff at Ohio State Integrative Health is Hari Sharma, MD, DABIHM, FACN, one of the nation’s foremost Ayurvedic doctors. He also teaches Spontaneous Meditation and Pranayama (Breathing exercises). Dr. Sharma has been published extensively in respected medical journals and textbooks, and has written six books in the area of Ayurveda, including Ayurvedic Healing and Dynamic DNA.

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