Potentialities & challenges of Ayurveda & Yoga
Ayurveda & Yoga have global significance. If properly applied, Ayurveda can manage diseases of unknown etiology, and even provide emergency health services. The traditional science of Ayurveda can be easily integrated with the ever-advancing modern science & technology. Yoga also has abundant potentialities in medicine, especially in the discipline of neurology.
However, across the world the true nature of Ayurveda & Yoga are not understood. Most Ayurvedic therapeutics remain unexplored. Ayurveda is WRONGLY conceived as relaxation massages provided by Spas & Wellness centers, and Ayurvedic physicians prescribe pre-prepared medicines, just like the modern system doctors, to treat the disease rather than the patient. Similarly, across the western audience, Yoga is misconceived as physical exercises, breathing techniques or relaxation mechanisms.