The effect of Ayurveda and Allopathy depends and differs from person to person. Also,it depends on the mindset of a person and their willingness to try an alternate medication. But there have been many instances where people are open to change and would want to try an alternate form of medication for relief from whatever illness they are dealing with. Now the question arises and has been a matter of debate since a long time as to whether Ayurvedic medicines can be taken along with Allopathy medicines or not?
What makes up the health of a person?
There are different factors that make up for the good health of a person. These include the person’s biological health, their mental stability and a combination of social and environmental factors. A healthy person can be defined as the state of health of the person which does not only have abstinence from diseases but is also its social and mental well-being.
It is understandable that that no medical system, whether Allopathic or Ayurvedic, is complete in itself. Hence it becomes necessary to amalgamate the two forms of medicine keeping in mind the positive aspects of the both as well as shortcomings and disadvantages of both. Understanding the difference between both the forms of medication can help people decide whether they want to take Ayurveda along with allopathic and also which approach would be better to treat the illness a person is suffering from.
What is the difference between the working of Ayurveda and Allopathy?
Determining the difference between the two forms of medicine, i.e. Ayurveda and allopathy is not rocket science. Modern medicines or what is more popularly known as allopathy is known for its ability to fight off the symptoms of a disease as opposed to the treatment of Ayurveda which believes in attacking the root cause of the symptoms and providing treatment for the body as a whole.
Allopathic medicines, originated from Western science, have been a commendable tool in treating various diseases and illnesses effectively. But, allopathy is a form of medication works on the basis of curing the disease through its symptoms. Allopathic doctors usually gain knowledge about a person’s illness by reading their temperature, blood pressure and hearing about the symptoms that the patient is experiencing. Accordingly the patient is prescribed a medicine but these medicines usually come with side effects. These prescriptions are usually a suppressant, which cure the patient of the symptoms but does not cure the disease from its root. Ayurveda, on the other hand, aims for the treatment for the problem at the root cause and also sees to the well-being of the whole body along with the treatment.
Taking Ayurveda medicines along with Allopathy
Since Ayurveda treats an illness from the root, in the long run, certain allopathic doctors are recommending Ayurveda medications along with the allopathic medication that a patient is already undergoing. Doing so helps the patient to fight the symptoms in the short term but also the disease from its root in the long term with the help of ayurvedic medicines.
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Authored by: Dr. (Mrs.) Surya Bhagwati (BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, and DHBTC), 25+ years experience in Ayurveda