Most chronic diseases are a consequence of modern lifestyle, which is now becoming an epidemic. The answer perhaps lies in the ancient wisdom of Indian medicine, ‘Ayurveda’ with a tradition of over 5000 years. It heals a person in his totality and is based on the five-element – earth, water, fire, air, and ether (space). Every substance, every cell, contains all five of these elements. That said, in a given substance, one or two elements are typically predominant over the others. Its ideology is rooted in the idea that each of us is born with a completely personal blueprint for optimum health. It calls for a complete harmony of the human body with the elements of nature and the surrounding environment for a stress-free and healthy life.