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Utilization of Ayurveda in Modern Medicine

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Holly Donahue Singh (Judy Genshaft Honors College)

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The origins of Ayurveda dates back thousands of years ago to India where these practices were used to heal. The techniques and practices of Ayurveda have continued to be refined and modernized with the industrialization and globalization of the rest of the world but unfortunately, these practices have not become a widespread form of treatment. Even though clinical research on this topic is limited, Ayurveda proves to be effective for the treatment of various chronic illnesses including arthritis, eczema, and prediabetes. Modern-day drug therapies for cancer have also seen the benefits of the use of natural ingredients during treatment as these medications will create little to no side effects for the patients. Ayurveda should have a more prominent presence in modern approaches to healing through the implementation of standardization and regulation of treatments and therapies. Standardization of Ayurvedic treatment and therapies can be brought about by a more scientific approach by the use of clinical trials. Regulations will vary from country-to-country as each has a unique set of rules regarding the administration of drugs and treatments. The inclusion of Ayurvedic techniques in modern-day medicine will provide a new outlook on treatment and will promote holistic health practices.

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Utilization of Ayurveda in Modern Medicine

The origins of Ayurveda dates back thousands of years ago to India where these practices were used to heal. The techniques and practices of Ayurveda have continued to be refined and modernized with the industrialization and globalization of the rest of the world but unfortunately, these practices have not become a widespread form of treatment. Even though clinical research on this topic is limited, Ayurveda proves to be effective for the treatment of various chronic illnesses including arthritis, eczema, and prediabetes. Modern-day drug therapies for cancer have also seen the benefits of the use of natural ingredients during treatment as these medications will create little to no side effects for the patients. Ayurveda should have a more prominent presence in modern approaches to healing through the implementation of standardization and regulation of treatments and therapies. Standardization of Ayurvedic treatment and therapies can be brought about by a more scientific approach by the use of clinical trials. Regulations will vary from country-to-country as each has a unique set of rules regarding the administration of drugs and treatments. The inclusion of Ayurvedic techniques in modern-day medicine will provide a new outlook on treatment and will promote holistic health practices.