1. In this paper I am going to reveal my research findings regarding the implementation of Ayurveda as a complementary mean to treating different diseases to the Western medicine. The purpose of my research is to persuade the audience, that ancient medical Indian tradition, and Ayurveda as the science of life in particular, is proved to have the positive impact on the person’s health, even though it is concentrated on the energetic body structure.
2. Ayurveda is the ancient traditional system of the medicine that appeared about 6000 years ago. Ayurveda honors the role of intuition in the healing process and tends to view the human organism as a whole. Ayurveda uses spiritual, physical and psychological therapies to facilitate the better life of the patient. Being a holistic and comprehensive paradigm, Ayurveda has much to propose to Western medical practices, and from year to year it is gaining more recognition in Western scientific circles due to increasing number of performed trials.
In fact, using the terms conventional or orthodox does not appropriately describe the practice of that form of medicine (as does allopathic), but rather provides it with a sanctioned power.
Traditional is defined as the handing down of opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, especially by oral communication.3 Correct word usage would dictate traditional medicine be reserved for Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, or other indigenous medical systems.5 All of these have century-old philosophies and practice foundations, which are heavily rooted in the traditions of each society.
To is to "set forth the meaning of; to determine or identify the essential qualities or meaning of; to fix or mark the limits of; to characterize (or) distinguish (something)."3 Definitions for conventional, alternative, traditional, complementary, natural, holistic, and integrative medicine need to convey the essential qualities and uniqueness of each field of medicine.
3. Svoboda, R. (1992). Ayurveda: Life Health and Longevity. London: Arkana.
Robert Svoboda is said to be the American Author and Ayurvedic doctor, who lived in India for almost 10 years since 1973. The author is a practitioner and spiritual seeker of the highest order who dedicated almost all his life to perceiving and teaching Ayurvedic practices and knowledge.
Lad, V. (1985). Ayurveda: The Science of Self-healing. Wisconsin: Lotus Press.
Dr. Vasant Lad is the worldwide famous and recognized expert in Ayurveda. He obtained a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery and a Master of Ayurvedic Science; his practical and academic training contains the allopathic medicine study (Western Medicine). In the United States he is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Ayurvedic Institute that he founded in 1984.
Shaun Matthews is certified yoga teacher, who lectures at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, as well as coordinates the faculty of Ayurvedic Studies at Nature Care College in Sydney. He studied medicine in Australia and Ireland and practices from 1992. Matthew also studied in Ayurveda at Gujarat Ayurveda University and Yoga Teacher Training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India. He is in private practice at the Bondi Whole Health Centre in Australia, Sydney.
Since there is no system of medicine, known as holistic medicine, and the premise of holism fits well within the realm of natural medicine paradigm, natural medicine is probably a more appropriate term.
Ayurveda works by first discerning your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in yourbody to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths).