Ayurvedic medicine, commonly referred to as "ayurveda," is one of the world's oldest yet most enduring holistic health systems. Designed to keep the whole body system of body/mind/spirit in balance, ayurveda seeks first maintenance of good health with a secondary focus on fighting off infection and disease.
Where Ayurveda Fits Into Modern Medicine
In first world countries, ayurveda is considered one of many "complementary" or alternative health systems that can serve as a valuable adjunct to modern Westernized medicine. Ayurveda uses herbs as homeopathic remedies for everything from pain relief to disease protection.
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