Ayurveda (/ - -/,) (sanscrit "knowledge of life") is an Indian naturopathic system with a holistic approach. Aurvedic knowledge, as it is one of the oldest medical systems of humankind, is based on traditional literature such as the Charaka Samhita. Ayurveda focuses on the patient as an individual. Therefore Ayurveda dos not just work with symptom-oriented standard therapies. Following ones individual constitution, the Ayurveda therapist creates a multimodal therapy concept. The aim of the therapy is to achieve a balance of all tissues and functions in the body.