Ayurveda Nature

Ayurveda FAQ

Why Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a clinically time tested comprehensive system of Healthcare, an ancient science and the precursor for most systems of medicine and surgery in the world. It finds a need, has scientific relevance, has been aggressively researched up on and can contribute significantly to the varied medical and lifestyle needs of modern day. Probably it is the only healthcare system where the link between mind, body and spirit is so evident and well understood.

Are there any specializations in Ayurveda?

There are 8 basic specializations in Ayurveda -

  • Kaya Chikitsa : General Medicine
  • Kaumara Bhritya : Pediatrics, Obstretetics & Gynaecology
  • Graha Chikitsa : Psychiatry
  • Shalakya Tantra : ENT and Ophthalmology
  • Shalya Tantra : Surgery and allied specialties
  • Agada Tantra : Toxicology
  • Jaraa Chikitsa : Geriatrics
  • Vajikarana : Reproductive sciences

Who is an Ayurvedacharya?

Ayurvedacharya is a doctor academically qualified in Ayurveda and this title is awarded by the concerned University under the Government of India's regulatory authority CCIM - Central Council of Indian Medicine. The CCIM Issues registration under AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, on completion of the years B.A.M.S - Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery course inclusive of one year of internship. Every Ayurvedacharya is registered at the central register with a valid registration number.

What is Clinical Ayurveda?

Ayurveda has specialized solutions to various categories of diseases that afflict the physical, psychological and spiritual domains. Lifestyle diseases, chronic conditions like Auto Immune Disorders, Degenerative disorders and a number of other conditions seemingly respond well to Ayurvedic Clinical methods. It professes a very scientific, simple and practical approach to the prevention, management and a possible cure for conditions that pose a challenge in the modern world.

How do you compare Ayurveda medicines with other systems?

Medicines in Ayurveda are derived from herbal, animal, metallic bhasmas and or minerals that are adequately detoxified and enriched and made safe for human use without any adverse effects in therapeutic doses.

Ayurveda has consistently and efficiently served the mankind all the way through evolution. Its antiquity supports its status as a clinically time tested system of healthcare.

Can the concepts of modern medicine and Ayurveda be integrated?

In the contemporary practice of Clinical Ayurveda, it is very common to find situations where the patients are on both sets of remedies to make up for the deficits of the individual systems if any.

How do you compare Clinical Ayurveda and Western Methods?

There are many similarities and dissimilarities between the principles and practice of Ayurveda and Western methods. Supplementations are common to both sciences, there is principal difference in treating autoimmune disorders where the western system chooses immune suppression, pain killers etc but Ayurveda achieves the same through the unique concept of Shodhana-Panchakarma where the body rids itself of toxins without having to compromise on the immune system.

What are the methods involved in an Ayurveda based treatment?

Suggested lifestyle changes, customized dietary recommendations, prescribed internal medications, external therapies, Shodhana Panchakarma or detoxification procedures, Yoga and Meditation are some of the methods involved in an Ayurveda based treatment regimen.

Can the progress or otherwise be monitored?

Monitoring can be done by clinical observation, patient feedback, biochemical lab tests, culture, microscopic tests, endoscopic methods, radiology, and all other conventionally available diagnostic methods.

Where is Clinical Ayurveda most recommended?

Ayurveda has solutions to a limitless number of diseases and syndromes, even to those where an immediate diagnosis is not possible in modern terms, this is because principles of health and disease are based on the TriDoshic concept, an unparalleled link between mind, body and matter. Yet for the sake of convenience a few of the diseases that respond well to Ayurvedic protocols are listed below.



Amla is revered in Ayurveda. It is one of the three key ingredients in the formulation Triphala, a herbal compound that provides overall support for digestive function and helps ensure that the digestive tract works at optimal levels. As a rejuvenative herb, it nourishes body tissues and accelerates the cell regeneration process.