Ayurveda is a science of Indian origin, practiced for thousands of years, passed on by the wise men of the Himalayas from generation to generation, and is now being taught in many schools/universities around the world.
Ayurveda is not in competition or in contradiction with allopathic medicine. Even if the Eastern approach is much more globalist than the western « modern » approach – where the occidental will seek the infinitely small in the symptom of the physical body, the oriental will turn to the infinitely large of the Spirit – Ayurveda transcends all cultures, religions and ethnic groups, the social castes, the received ideas, modes, financial interests, issues of power…
Ayurveda is an art of living that researches the balance between the physical dimensions, psychological and spiritual development of being. In this sense, Yoga and Ayurveda are intimately related and participate in the hygiene of daily life.
Massage is integrated into the daily ritual in India. As soon as respect and listening live in our hands, vehicles of the vital energy, touch becomes an art of the relationship.
If you want to learn more on Ayurveda we recommend you visit the site of the association of professionals of Ayurveda in France: http://www.ayurveda-france.org/