Ayurveda is the traditional health care system of India, which dates back thousands of years,beyond the dawn of recorded history. The Sanskrit root "Ayu" means life, and "Veda" means pure knowledge. Ayurveda can thus be translated as the knowledge of the span of life.
In recent centuries, due to foreign domination of India, the knowledge of Ayurveda began to be lost, and what remains today in India is only a partial value of Ayurveda. What is found today in the name of Ayurveda is genuinely valuable and useful knowledge of the material aspects of the functioning of human physiology, and knowledge of how to promote balance in the body through proper diet and through herbal formulations. But what has been missing from Ayurveda is the knowledge of the deeper levels of human physiology, and the source of human physiology in the field of consciousness. The knowledge of how the field of consciousness gives rise to all the Laws of Nature governing human physiology is the most precious and practical aspect of Ayurveda, with the power to raise human life fully in harmony with Natural Law in higher states of consciousness. This complete knowledge of consciousness is what is most fundamentally referred to by the term "Veda." Thus, it is fair to say that what has been missing from Ayurveda in recent history is "Veda."
--- From The Staff at the Maharishi Peace Palace
ASHER, LAURA, MD (MD) 301-650-0060
Healing Tree Holistic Medicine in Silver Spring offers holistic integrative care and wellness; acute and chronic disease management and nutritional programs. Dr. Asher is Board certified in Family Medicine and Holistic Medicine. Her job as your physician is to “cure sometimes, heal often, support always.” (Hippocrates)
DON DIGGS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. O.M.
Bethesda and Columbia Offices in Maryland-301-654-9369. Don is an Ayurvedic Practitioner since 1994, who offers an in-depth approach to Ayurvedic consultations including Ayurvedic pulse/tongue diagnosis, individualized Ayurvedic programs (dietary/herbal/lifestyle, mantra, meditation). Don studied Ayurvedic medicine (Health Professional Program) under Dr. David Frawley and later under Dr. Vasant Lad, world renown authors, practitioners and teachers of Ayurvedic Medicine. Don is also is an Acupuncturist and is Board Certified in Oriental Medicine. (See the Acupuncture Section of Resource) Directory. http://www.marylandhealthandwellness.com/about.php