MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dr. Hemant Gupta’s extensive expertise of 40 years in Ayurveda medicine and holistic health continues to attract people of all cultural and lifestyle backgrounds. Since he received his MD degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, Surgery, and Internal Medicine, and a D.N.M. degree in Natural Medicine, Dr. Gupta has been consulting with and treating patients, conducting research, publishing professional articles, lecturing and teaching internationally on his findings. 15 years back, he established the Holistic Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ottawa, and as director is providing a full range of Ayurvedic Knowledge from free lectures and certification courses to clinical consultations and panchakarma treatments.
“Ayurveda is the oldest system of holistic medicine in the world. The sages of Ancient India passed on the wisdom of Ayurveda to mankind through the ages for over 5000 years.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word where “Ayu” refers to all aspects of life and nature, and “Veda” means knowledge or learning at the deepest level. Known as the science of life, Ayurveda treats the person as a whole – a combination of body, mind, and spirit. Prevention is a key tenet in Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic approach to health emphasizes prevention of illness, rather than simply waiting to cure it. Ayurveda also teaches us how to live in harmony with the laws of nature in our daily and seasonal routines.