Ayurveda, time tested medical system of India, is a well established holistic system. It is a system survived and developed against all odd times for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda has a strong theoretical basis and long detailed evidences encoded in various Ayurvedic books dating back to years of BC and available till today. During early years of BC itself, this system has had main branches like General Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Toxicology, Sexology and Aphrodisiac treatments, Geriatrics and Rejuvenative treatments etc. In India, besides treating the diseases of humans, Ayurveda is successfully being used to treat various diseases of plants and animals.
Some approach Ayurveda as an alternative system while others as a complimentary system. However you approach Ayurveda, there are certain circumstances in which you have to try Ayurveda at least for once.
To Improve Health and Wellness
When your Illness is not treatable by your current system(s) of Medicine
When you are suffering from considerable difficulties and you are diagnosed as nothing wrong
When the options of your treatment is too Risky or too Expensive
With its unique understanding of mind, body, soul and life, Ayurveda is able to deal with even newly discovered diseases. By assessing your prakruti and diagnosing your disease, an Ayurvedic practitioner will be able to tailor a treatment plan which includes diet and lifestyle modification, Ayurvedic medicines and/ or external treatments like kizhi, sirodhara, nasya, vasti, etc. So with all your reports and prescriptions, discuss your condition with an Ayurvedic practitioner. Ayurveda may be helpful either to manage your diseases or to avoid/decrease the complications of your treatment. Sometimes it is possible to reduce your dose of medicines only with some changes in your food and habits and/ or external treatments (if it is not recommendable to have herbal internal medicines by your GP or specialist).
When you have to take Medicines for a long term (possibly resulting in serious side effects)
Ayurveda can help you
- If you’re healthy and want to maintain the balance
- If you are having any health issue and want to get back to full health
- Or if you have a disease and want to relieve from the disease, slow the progression of the same or decrease the complications