The beginnings of Ayurvedic medicine go back about 5000 years back. It is not only an ancient healing process but also a lifestyle. The very term Ayurveda can be translated as a doctrine of how to lead a happy life. When we literally translate the word Ayurveda, we get ayur = life, a science = science, a science of life and longevity.
Ayurveda, according to sources, significantly influenced traditional Chinese medicine, Egyptian medicine, ancient Greek medicine, which became the basis of European medicine and was practised throughout Europe at least until the Renaissance. Any objection that Ayurveda is a system unsuitable for Europeans cannot stand.