Introduction

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Techniques. This is what The Madras Institute of Ayurveda (MIA) stands for. An integrative Ayurvedic centre in Vijaya Group of Hospitals, MIA is located in the heart of Chennai and is a place where authentic and established treatment techniques are melded to offer customised therapies.

Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine, has been in practice for over five thousand years. Ayurveda is the science of health and longevity and has been recognized by WHO as an Indigenous medical system. In fact, history proudly proclaims Ayurveda as the ‘mother of all medical sciences’.

We live in the most prosperous and flourishing era that mankind has ever seen. However, even in this age of prosperity, we see a number of maladies at an ever increasing rate. Modern world is moving ahead with technological advancements but people hardly pay attention to their health. This is where Ayurveda plays an important role. More than a mere system of treating diseases, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind and spirit.