Ayurveda is a holistic medicine system that developed in India thousands of years ago and is still the main medical system that is used in India today. Ayurveda is based on a philosophy that everything is connected in the universe whether it be living or not and that health is dependent on a balance between mind, body, and spirit. The therapy aims to create good health rather than fight disease and good health is achieved when mind body and spirit are in harmony with the universe. Disruption of this leads to illness and sometimes treatments are recommended for a specific disruption that causes a health problem. Such problems can be caused by genetic or birth defects, physical injuries, climate and seasonal changes, age and emotion, environment. Many people in India still only use the therapy as their main medical system and others combine it with Western medicine.
Patient QI’s view about Ayurveda
The world is increasingly benefiting from a crossover of different traditional medicines with conventional medicine. Ayurveda is the medicine system behind the use of turmeric for inflammation and this has now become a substance that western medicine is testing for its anti-cancer properties. The therapy can be a good addition to any treatment strategy if the practitioner is experienced in including it with other therapies.
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Rules Regulations and Associations
There is no state or federal regulation of training or licensing of practitioners in the United States. In some Eastern Europe countries the therapy is regulated as a treatment but it is not regulated as a profession.
European Ayurveda Association http://www.euroayurveda.com
European Ayurveda Medical Association http://www.ayurveda-association.eu/
National Ayurvedic Medical Association http://www.ayurvedanama.org
Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of India http://aapiindia.org/