Discussion Forums - Health & Fitness

Topic: Why Ayurveda is preferred by the aged?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Wild L.

Subject: Why Ayurveda is preferred by the aged?
Date Posted: 7/20/2011 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/20/2011
Posts: 1
Back To Top


Ayurveda is a popular medical system in Kerala, especially among the aged. If you observe, you can see that a lot of aged people in the State prefer to go for Ayurvedic treatment than consulting an allopathic practitioner or they take ayurvedic medicine along with the allopathic medicines for their disease.

Allopathic treatment is known for its ability in managing emergency situations, but it is not devoid of drawbacks. The medicines prescribed by allopathic doctors sometimes lead to side effects in many people. It is a known fact that as one grows old, his/her immunity level will be reduced and there stands the risk of being subjected to the side effects of medicines. But Ayurveda poses no such threats to health.

Another peculiarity of Ayurveda is that it provides a comprehensive treatment to the body, mind and spirit of the patient and it takes into account even the immediate external environment in which the patient lives. The old might be attacked by various diseases and his/her ailments cannot be attributed to one particular reason. Hence, a holistic approach to the health is necessary and only Ayurveda holds such an approach and perception in treatment. Unlike allopathic treatment, Ayurveda is not restricted to curative or rejuvenating methods, they also provide preventive therapies. Hence it is always better for the aged to approach any ayurvedic resort or hospital than going for an allopathic treatment.