Ayurveda is a traditional and holistic medicine that arose over 2000 years ago and has been practiced continuously ever since. It is also recognised as such by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ayurveda is still widely used, especially in South Asia, and enjoys growing popularity worldwide, especially in Europe and Germany.

In South Asia, especially in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Ayurveda is taught as a healing method on a scientific and academic basis at universities and colleges and is officially recognised.

In addition to preventive approaches, ayurvedic medicine includes a comprehensive traditional system of diagnosis and therapy. The focus is always on the human being with their individual needs. Patients and consumers should be able to exercise their right to a free choice of therapy and be able to choose ayurvedic forms of treatment.