Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Enrichment of Modern Medicine by Ayurveda
S. Selvadurai 1, T. Shri Vijaya Kirubha 2, R. Senthamari 3, Swagata Dutta Roy 4
The state of health of individuals and communities is determined by the four pillar nutrition, lifestyle, environment and genetics, in addition to access to health â€“ care. Process of health seeking requires active participation of individuals and cannot be built merely through medical care. Therefore innovative primary â€“ care programs, in addition to medical care to counter diseases, should aim at building the four pillars of health. Ayurveda has strongly advocated healthy behavior (Swa-stha vritta) involving ethical conduct and daily regimen as well as seasonal variations to diet and lifestyle. Let us look forward for an integrated health care system which integrates Ayurveda and Allopathy. However this calls for greater effort from both sides-the Allopaths should study and understand Ayurveda in its depth of spirit in detail similarly the Ayurvedics â€“ very few of them being of high standard and quality should understand how to integrate Allopathy with Ayurveda in the larger interest of the society. An integrated research is the call of the hour.
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S. Selvadurai 1, T. Shri Vijaya Kirubha 2, R. Senthamari 3, Swagata Dutta Roy 4. Enrichment of Modern Medicine by Ayurveda. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(3):140-142.