Many Americans are now aware of Ayurveda thanks to the teachings of Ayurvedic and Allopathic physician, Deepak Chopra, MD.
This robust system fully integrates and addresses the mind, body and spirit.
One fundamental healing principle makes use of the fact that our cells and/or their components turnover (cells divide and die or components renew). This is true for normal and many abnormal cells. The skin, muscle, bone (etc) cells that you have today are not the same you will have years hence.
Ayurveda contends that the mind/spirit can direct the path of our growth on all levels, including the cellular. Accordingly, the healing instructions Dr. Villanova will give include caring for the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual selves.
One way to facilitate this “growth-path” is via detoxification. Impure/unnatural food, air (etc), and violent/unkind images, sounds, and thoughts that we intake create an energetic toxin in the body called ama. When we remove or avoid ama accumulation, the mind/body finds health, vitality and even youth. Detoxification is achieved using herbs, exercise, daily habits, and body cleansing called Panchakarma performed by specialists.