|Ayurveda / Ayurvedic
Medicine is an ancient, recognised health care system
that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is concerned
with measures to protect the body, which includes healthy
living along with therapeutic measures that relate to
physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.
Ayurveda is also one among the few traditional systems
of medicine to contain a sophisticated system of surgery.
There are 8 branches in Ayurveda:
Ayurveda holds that the tastes of foods or herbs have
specific physiological effects. Those tastes that transform
after digestion are more powerful. Ayurvedic medicaments
are made from herbs or mixtures of herbs, either alone
or in combination with purified minerals, metals and other
ingredients of animal origin before being used for medicinal
- Internal medicine - Kayachikitsa Tantra
- Surgery - Shalya Tantra
- Ears, eyes, nose and throat - Shalakya Tantra
- Pediatrics - Kaumarabhritya Tantra
- Toxicology - Agada Tantra
- Purification of the genetic organs - Bajikarana
- Health and Longevity - Rasayana Tantra
- Spiritual Healing/ Psychiatry - Bhuta Vidya
Ayurvedic massage is a form of treatment for various age
related and other common disorders like pain relief,
improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility,
athletic performance and emotional benefits.
| Naturopathic Medicine
/ Naturopathy is a school of medical philosophy and
practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease
chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover
from illness and injury. Naturopathic practice may include
a broad array of different modalities, including
Practitioners tend to emphasize a holistic approach
to patient care. Naturopathy has its origins in India
along with Ayurveda, but is today practiced in many countries
around the world in one form or another, where it is subject
to different standards of regulation and levels of acceptance.
- Manual Therapy
- Environmental Medicine
- Nutritional Counseling
- Homeopathy, and so on.
Naturopathic practitioners prefer not to use invasive
surgery, or most synthetic drugs, preferring "natural"
remedies, for instance relatively unprocessed or whole
medications, such as herbs and foods. Diagnostic tests
such as imaging and blood tests are made before deciding
upon the full course of treatment. Naturopathic Practitioners
also employ the use of prescription medications and surgery
when necessary and refer out to other medical practitioners.