Ayurveda in Modern World

What we find today about Ayurvedic approach is a set of advices about dietary regimen, better lifestyle and some prescribed medicines for good health as well as keeping the health ailments at bay. The traditional Ayurvedic diet as found in Asian countries includes good amounts of complex carbohydrates (such as in Indian rice) and dark, green leafy vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds. The topic here is all about discussing whether traditional medicine Ayurveda is really helpful for the people living in Western countries?

The science of Ayurveda is more than 5000 years old and the founders of this science learned that the people who live in dense areas and polluted environment away from the nature are at major risks of having an array of health ailments. Even modern medical practitioners believe that vast majority of the illnesses prevalent in the society are because of improper diet, lack of physical activities and the stressors that we face day to day. Urban living, ultra modern lifestyle, junk and canned foods, preservative foods, carbonated beverages and lack of proper sleep certainly takes their tolls on our health.

Following the principles of Ayurveda can help us having healthy lifestyle, proper dietary regimen and optimum health. In addition, Ayurveda concept of developing the lifestyle according to the prakriti (the nature of the body, mind and soul of an individual) is an awesome concept to treat an individual according to his or her personality and physical tolerance. Ayurveda in modern world is all about managing the impact of polluted environment, improper dietary regimen and mingled lifestyle. Also, it helps adjusting the biological clock according to adverse conditions outside.

The Ayurveda, like modern medicine, has its own pharmacopeia wherein the herbs and mineral remedies have been described to prevent, treat and cure the health ailments without producing any side, unwanted or harmful effects. The best part of Ayurvedic treatment for today’s requirement is it treats the human as a whole and not symptomatic. Said this, the body, mind and soul are considered while taking the disease and diseased into account.

In developed countries, the people now understand the importance of herbs and natural remedies and undoubtedly, we find plenty of people getting back to basics so as to help curing health ailments naturally.

While the economy is getting better and stable, it all brings a lot of stresses and tensions, especially in urban living where the life is more mechanical than human. Meditation (dhyana), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Yogasanas (Yoga Posture) as a part of Ayurveda help bringing the neurotransmitters and brain chemicals in harmony. Due to this, most of the cases see good improvement in signs and symptoms of health ailments like diabetes, acidity, migraine, OCD, depression, attention deficit disorder, behavior problem, schizophrenia, mood swings and problems the like.

As stated by Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, the science of Ayurveda is not just for the diseased person but an art for everyone (including animals) to keep their homeostasis, healthier state of social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.


  1. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post!
    It is the little changes that make the largest changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Priya Chetan says:

    Yes these concrete jungles are causing many health problems and the remebies you suggested are very natural and useful. Thanks for sharing..


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