Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, is the world’s oldest system of natural medicine and the original mind-body science. There is currently an upsurge of interest in Ayurvedic medicine in the North America, both among health professionals and the general public. Ayurveda offers an extensive, individualized approach to prevention of disease not typically found in conventional medicine. In addition, Ayurveda has a holistic approach to treatment of chronic disease that includes mind, body, behavior, and environment. Ayurveda also includes a classical system of pulse diagnosis that can be readily learned and applied in a contemporary setting.