Ayurveda is the ancient (around 5000 years old) system of medicine, which originated in India, and is the holistic blueprint for maintaining good health, contentment, peace, and tranquillity. The science of Ayurveda does not encourage the belief system that says - "One System of Remedy is Fit for Everyone."
In the field of Ayurveda practice of medicine, elements that are not beneficial for you are fatal, and elements that suit your body system, serve as the medicine. Therefore, the treatment of disease will depend entirely on your physiological constitution, the existing state of balance, and the health pattern your body system follows over the lifespan.
The old age science of Ayurveda is an explicitly complete tradition based on Indian traditional values and rituals, extending beyond the dominions of physical health, healing, and preventing the occurrence of disease. On the contrary, this system of medicine aims at increasing our body strength, fighting health challenges from external organisms, improving the immune system of the body, and maintaining balance. The base of the Ayurvedic system of medicine is to direct us towards a way of living a life close to nature and celebrating wellness in all its forms.
Ayurvedic medicine encourages blissful living by maintaining the balance (homeostasis) between the external world and the life processes happening inside the body. Earth, water, fire, air, and ether (space) – are known as the five building blocks on which nature maintains its harmony. All cells and the substances within the cytoplasm of our body are made from these elements. Therefore, all diseases and their methods of control are based on maintaining the harmony of these elements.
Besides, this ancient system also recognizes twenty qualities (or Gunas) for maintaining substance balance. The twenty qualities fall within the ambit of the following ten pairs of contraries: Heavy: Light; Slow (Dull): Sharp (Penetrating); Cold: Hot; Oily: Dry; Smooth: Rough; Dense: Liquid; Soft: Hard; Stable: Mobile; Gross: Subtle and Cloudy (Sticky): Clear.