There is no doubt that there have been great strides in medicine in the past century. However, that does not mean that the old medicines and treatments are bad or don't work. In a world that has become used to getting everything "now," modern medicine has had to keep up with the demands of the people. When patients demand to feel better immediately, doctors must use a way to treat the symptoms of a disease or disorder. This does not cure the patient, but at least he or she feels better. Unfortunately, once feeling better, the patient does not follow up with the doctor and therefore will never be truly healed. Here is a bit of information on how the Ayurvedic practitioner is different and what it means to you.
The Whole Being
The symptoms of a disease often involve more than just the physical discomfort. You may be emotionally distressed and also suffer cognitive problems too. In some cases, emotional issues may be causing some of the physical problems. While you could take a pain killer to suppress any physical pain, you are never going to be rid of the pain until you solve the emotional distress. This can also happen with your ability to think and function clearly and responsibly. The Ayurvedic practitioner will exam all aspects of your being, and work to get them all back in balance. Only when everything is in balance can true healing begin.
Once the practitioner finds the root of your problems, he or she will suggest lifestyle changes. Quite often, the problems within your body are caused by the way you treat it and how you live. Chronic, long-term diseases are often caused by how you have been living. Allopathic doctors (modern medical doctors) will prescribe medications or possibly surgeries to fix things. While this can be of great benefit in an emergency situation, it is not the best thing for the rest of your life. Consider metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that put you at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Your doctor may prescribe medications and suggest you make some lifestyle changes. As the medications take care of the conditions and reduce your risks for disease, you become complacent with lifestyle changes. The Ayurvedic practitioner works with you to make the changes, only resorting to medications in emergencies. You will not only reduce your risk of the diseases, but you will also feel better in many other ways.
Because people have depended on medications to take care of problems their body could handle on its own if treated right, it is important that you have your regular doctor and the Ayurvedic practitioner working together. This way, you will not feel and experience all the symptoms of the disease, but will also be working towards healing your whole being.