Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 16: Ayurveda (continued)

KEY POINTS Ill-health is not natural and represents a disrupted homeostatic balance and disharmony. Therapeutic strategy involving multidimensional options, including nutrition and digestion, is directed at restoring the healthy balance needed for a healthy state. CAM is widely popular in India.1 Of those, Ayurveda (which is an ancient Indian system of medicine) is the most widely practiced, and there are medical schools offering degree courses in this system of medicine.2,3 The word Ayurveda is derived from…