Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old system of self-care and wellness. It's based out of India and comes from the same lineage as yoga. Many people call it a "sister-science" to yoga, or the lifestyle practices of yoga.
The word Ayurveda comes from Sanskrit and translates to "the study of life." As such, it's a tradition that envelops all aspects of your life. It looks at your job and relationships as playing as important of a role in your well-being as the food you eat. In this way, it's very different than the Western model of medicine, and is a great adjunct to that model.
To learn more about Ayurveda, please visit my blog.