Preventive Health Measures in Ayurveda
Guru Sharan Pal
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda emphasizes on preventive treatment rather than curative treatment. Acharyas have described ritucharya, dincharya, etc. for prevention of physical, mental and social problems. Modern medicine also accepts that prevention is better than cure. Prevention is only treatment in many diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, AIDS, etc. Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) is a growing branch in modern medicine. A vast physical, mental and financial damage can be controlled to do small investment in preventive health measures.