Ayurveda is said to come from divine knowledge. Divine knowledge has no beginning or end. Hence, Ayurveda is known to have no beginning nor end. Long long ago, the Vedas were created as an “internet of wisdom” to end human suffering. This Veda era is said to have begun around 40,000 years ago, but the Vedas cannot be limited to a historical time period as they are eternal truths. Ayurveda was created from the medical system of the Vedas (Artharva Veda).
The Dharshanas were also created during the Vedic period. The Dharshanas are 6 “world views” designed to show people HOW TO STOP suffering. Yoga (philosophy) is one of the 6 and the cosmology of Ayurveda (Samkhya) is one of the 6. This is why Yoga & Ayurveda are considered to be sister sciences. Samkhya describes how consciousness descends into matter creating the 5 elements, our individual minds, and our individual bodies. Hence, NO ONE will benefit from a “one size fits all” treatment.