Allopathy & Ayurveda Must Co-Exist

Allopathy & Ayurveda Must Co-Exist

Vikas Chawla, Founder & Director, Vedas Cure, 0

Vikas the Founder, and Director of Vedas Cure is an ayurvedic expert with immense professional experience

An important aspect of the healthcare system, Ayurveda has a remedy for everything, from minor colds to lethal fevers like dengue and chronic ailments. However, the system has been questioned by many even after proving itself for over centuries. The Ayurveda doctors have faced criticism from all quarters even, and most disturbing is the fact that it is questioned in the country of its origin whereas other countries show keen interest in adopting the system. The debate of one up manship was always there, but it gained momentum when COVID-19 disturbed the whole world.

The use of modern medicine began in India in the 16th century at that time, there were very few qualified allopathic doctors, and patients were treated using millennia old Ayurvedic procedures only. Since the invention of modern medicine, there has been an ongoing argument about which treatment method is the most effective. While Allopathy has made considerable strides in the 19th and 20th centuries Ayurvedic medicine has also made significant progress giving remedies for widespread ailments but for which Allopathy has yet to find solutions.

Let's start with the fact that an allopathic doctor will rarely prescribe Ayurvedic treatment the reason is simple a doctor should legally prescribe his own system of medicine not something he hasn't studied. However many allopathic doctors see potential in Ayurvedic treatment and have been experimenting with ways to incorporate it into their practice. Modern medicine and procedures manage various health problems but they come with drawbacks and are costly. On the other hand, Ayurveda has shown significant promise in strengthening the body's ability to fight disease by activating the immune system it is also a less expensive treatment.
The slander that Ayurveda is quackery is unjustifiable, as we must remember that our forefathers employed these approaches to treat sickness for generations. Even if we're talking about surgeries, we must not forget that Sushruta clearly defined a variety of surgical instruments and devices, as well as some methods, and it's a fact that most modern surgical equipment is a meta morphosis of such descriptions. Ayurveda is also working hard to develop its own surgical techniques.

For millennia, the ayurvedic system of medicine has aided the country in surviving plagues, flu outbreaks, and other serious illnesses

As India battles coronavirus, we must understand that Ayurveda and Allopathy can coexist without running down one another. Both the treatment methods have their own benefits that make them the favorite of people who show faith in them. The time has come to put an end to the unnecessary debate on which treatment is superior to the other. No matter how hard it is to swallow both the systems Ayurveda and Allopathy have effectively treated patients and deserve to exist.

Even with allopathic treatment, the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be an intractable contagion. In these trying times, India should focus all of its resources and expertise on containing the threat posed by the virulent coronavirus outbreak, rather than debating which treatment method is the most effective. The coronavirus pandemic will not be the first time India has fought a disease outbreak. For millennia, the Ayurvedic system of medicine has aided the country in surviving plagues, flu outbreaks, and other serious illnesses. When allopathic doctors are swamped with COVID-19, a little humility toward Ayurvedic treatment would be beneficial to them and the country's fight against the pandemic.

Understandably,Allopathy comes out effective in emergency cases such as accidents however, Allopathy has no permanent solution yet for health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, psoriasis vitiligo, obesity, to name a few but Ayurveda can help the person get cured. Essentially, treatment strategies integrating Ayurveda and Allopathy are needed for people suffering from various ailments. Combination therapy can be used wherever required, lowering total treatment costs and speeding up recovery time. It could be the game changer that health care has been waiting for.