Aurvedic treatments are based on millennia of traditional Indian medical knowledge and practices. Ayurveda, or “the science of long life”, takes a holistic approach to human health, with preventative care taking equal importance to treating illnesses and injuries when they occur. Herbal remedies are often prescribed, as are yoga and meditation. Ayurvedic medicine also places a heavy emphasis on good hygiene and a healthy diet.
Those in search of Ayurvedic treatments may find that qualified practitioners are difficult to come by in their own countries – and that health insurance rarely covers Ayurveda and other practices considered alternative medicine. However, many people choose to travel to the source and seek out Ayurvedic treatments from experienced Ayurvedic practitioners in India or Pakistan and benefit from millennia of accumulated knowledge of human health.