• People living in India have relied on traditional
Ayurvedic medicine practices to help heal everything
from infertility to digestive issues for centuries. Luckily,
in recent years — as complementary and alternative
health practices have become more popular across the
world — Ayurveda has been enjoying a major
• What is the aim of Ayurvedic treatment? The main
goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people live long,
healthy and balanced lives without the need for
prescription drugs, complicated surgeries or suffering
through painful diseases.
• Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing
that’s truly stood the test of time. First originating in the
Vedic culture of India, it’s actually considered by many to be
the oldest healing science there is.
• What is meant by “Ayurvedic medicine”? This system
is based on the premise that there are three doshas:
• Another core belief of Ayurveda is that disease and
illness originate from an imbalance in the three energies
and a disconnect from nature.
• According to a report published by University of Maryland Medical Center, Ayurvedic medicine and an
appropriate Ayurvedic diet can help treat inflammatory, hormonal, digestive and autoimmune problems,
• Anxiety or depression
• Certain types of cancer
• Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
• Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
• High blood pressure or cholesterol
• Parkinson’s disease
• Perimenopausal problems
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and cramps
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• Rather than treating symptoms with drugs and ignoring the
underlying problems, this system aims to look at the root causes
of diseases and how they are related to a person’s thoughts,
beliefs and lifestyle — in other words, a person’s “vital energy.”
• What’s especially of interest to researchers studying
traditional healing symptoms like Ayurveda is the power of the
mind and its connection to the body. Since various studies have
acknowledged that beliefs surely have the ability to change
someone’s health, even after controlling for placebos, new health
models are beginning to focus more on including the mind and
its interaction with the body as a primary lever of curing diseases.
• Better controlling stress seems to be one of the primary
benefits of Ayurveda, according to a Western medical viewpoint.
• Is Ayurvedic banned in USA? No, it’s considered a
complementary and alternative system of medicine.
• Considering Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced for
thousands of years, it’s generally considered to be very safe.
However, there is some concern over the risk
of toxicity when using certain Ayurveda formulations and
herbs, which are not closely regulated and may possibly
contain harmful substances like heavy metals.
• It’s important to find a reliable Ayurvedic practitioner
who has completed formal training, especially if the
practitioner recommends herbs or other natural medicines
for you to try. Always purchase preparations from a
• Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Indian medical system
that is based on natural and holistic approaches to
promoting physical and mental health. Today it’s
considered a complementary/alternative practice in
countries such as the U.S.
• What does Ayurveda practice? It takes into account bio-
individuality and a patient’s entire body-mind-spirit
connection. According to Ayurvedic medicine, everyone is
unique in terms of his or her individual balance between
three energy (or personality) types called doshas.
• Ayurvedic practitioners use a well-balanced healthy diet,
lifestyle changes, stress relief and various herbal remedies
to treat all sorts of conditions by helping bring the body
back into balance.
• This system may help treat issues such as arthritis,
diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, hormonal
imbalances, autoimmune conditions, anxiety or depression,
allergies, fatigue, and high blood pressure and cholesterol.