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Difference between Allopathy and Ayurveda ?

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What is the difference between Allopathy and Ayurveda ? Ayurveda is a 5000 year-old medical knowledge system that originated in India. Ayurveda derives its medicines purely from nature; its core belief is that the BODY,MIND and SPIRIT are intimately connected. Hence when the vaidya treats a patient, say for a digestive problem, he extends his treatment to include the WHOLE person, his diet and lifestyle patterns and even his state of mind.



Essentially a medical KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM.

It’s more than just a medical knowledge system; the literal meaning of the word 'Ayurveda' is 'THE SCIENCE OF LIFE'. This is its essence – it is a science with philosophy

Essential to study PURE SCIENCES like physics, chemistry and biology before one studies Allopathy.

Essential to study vyAkaraNa (GRAMMAR) and tarka (LOGIC) to understand the Ayurveda concepts.

Based on the HOLISTIC principle that Based on a REDUCTIONIST approach man- the microcosm, is an integral where the individual and the affected part of the universe-the macrocosm; organ/body part is viewed in isolation, and that the same elements in the forgetting that it is a part of the whole. universe are reflected in the individual. So it does not believe in a common pill for every ill.

It is fivefold in ensuring It is completely focussed on PHYSICAL health, MENTAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH. health, SPIRITUAL health, SOCIAL health as well as ENVIRONMENTAL health DIAGNOSIS is primarily by the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and investigations, which considerably reduce the element of risk.

On many occasions, it does not reach the root cause and primarily gives SYMPTOMATIC RELIEF.


DIAGNOSIS is primarily by using the five SENSE ORGANS and hence emphasis is placed on honing of the senses so that they are highly sensitive to even a very minute stimuli. Treatment is primarily aimed at removing the ROOT CAUSE of the problem.

SLOW-ACTING on most occasions, due to its working with the cause rather than the symptoms.

Being primarily chemical, there are SIDE EFFECTS attached to most of the drugs.

EMERGENCY and SURGICAL CARE in Allopathy are highly developed today and well-equipped to deal with such conditions.

Generally the medicines, being mostly herb and animal product based (and sometimes mineral based), are FREE FROM SIDE EFFECTS. Because Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing, it does not believe in a common pill for every ill.

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Difference between Ayurveda education and Allopathy in India