Is Ayurveda Replacing Allopathic Medicine With Its Comeback?

By RimTim Staff Writer
May 16, 2016
Ayurveda

A lot of people in the western world opine that allopathic medicine is not a true science and does not offer a holistic healing to all ailments.However there are many doctors and researchers in the West, who have started recognizing the value of Ayurveda. Ayurveda does not replace allopathic medicine; that’s not the intent either. Rather, ayurveda complements allopathic and other forms of western medicine. As many as 70 percent of individuals in India use only ayurveda treatment for health care. Some people in the West, in India, and other parts of Asia combine it with more traditional medicine and physicians.

A number of allopathic doctors in India prescribe ayurvedic medicine to patients. Some of the ayurvedic medicines that are commonly prescribed by allopathic doctors include Liv52, Shatavari, and Cystone. Western medicine is yet to find the perfect cure for arthritis, common cough and cold, liver disorders, piles and kidney stones. In each of these cases, ayurvedic medicine is prescribed to complement the allopathic medicines that are given. In India, there are 380,000 registered medicalpractitioners of the ayurvedic system.

How are Modern Ayurvedic Centres Different from the Traditional Centres?

Modern ayurvedic centres are world class wellness facilities. They are clean, hygienic, managed efficiently and offer a full range of ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda spas, as these centres are called, are very popular with the upper class in India.You can expect to be completely pampered here and treated like royalty. These centres hire highly qualified therapists to carry out a relaxing and rejuvenating ayurvedic massage. They have trained ayurvedic doctors to offer consultation on health and beauty care.

Food is a priority at these centres and care is taken to prepare the healthiest and the most sumptuous food according to the highest standards of ayurveda. Some of the treatments and therapies offered by ayurvedic centres include panchakarma therapy, ayurvedic beauty treatment, yoga, ayurvedic healing, gemology and more. Kerala is famous for its ayurveda spas and resorts. Kerala serves as an ideal location to host these ayurveda centres because of its humid climate and the easy availability of all medicinal plants and herbs.

Today, there are Kerala-style ayurveda centres in all major cities in India, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. These centres are generally located at the outskirts of the city, away from the traffic, noise and pollution, in the most beautiful, peaceful and tranquil natural surroundings. The best ayurvedic spas are very well managed and run efficiently. The staff are very attentive to the needs of the visitors and care is taken to ensure that nothing goes amiss.

Ayurvedic healing
Ayurvedic spa treatments help overall wellness, purify and restore the optimum balance of the body. Some of the benefits of ayurvedic spa treatments are:
  • Helps prevent disorders related to central nervous system

  • Reduces stress and fatigue and creates mental calmness

  • Increases blood flow in the body

  • Helps in improving body flexibility

  • Beautifies, softens and hydrates the skin

  • Prevents early ageing in both men and women

Visiting an Ayurvedic spa is recommended not just for those with a serious illness that need healing, but also for those who lead a busy life and could do with a relaxing weekend break away from work.

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