2004 年 22 巻 2 号 p. 340-343
Ayurveda is a wholistic system of healing which evolved in ancient India some 3000-5000 years ago. According to Ayurveda everything in the universe, including human beings, is composed of the Panchamahabhutas (five elements). And, the three main energies : Tridoshas form human body. It teaches us to balance tridoshas in order to achieve optimum health and well being. Ayurvedic medicine based on metabolic body type (dosha) theory. Ayurveda is staged for convert modern medicine and various researches tried to combine current medicine with Ayurveda.