How does Ayurvedic medicine work?

Ayurveda has a comprehensive method of diagnosis and treatment that emphasizes prevention, heath care, and disease control. The distinguishing feature of Ayurvedic treatment is that it offers a personalized health plan, customized according to an individual's body-mind type (prakriti). It addresses specific imbalances in an individual through diet, herbs, lifestyle, Ayurvedic detoxification programs (panch karma), yoga, and meditation. So Ayurveda treats the person as a whole and treats disease in full consideration of a person's individual physiology.
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