Ayurveda is a documented health care science and that it has been in continuous practice for many centuries. It promotes both preventive as well as curative lines of treatment. There are some challenges for Ayurveda while dealing with modern life style and its diseases. Ayurveda promotes complete health care and not merely a treatment for specific diseases. The ancient saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’ matches with the theories of Ayurveda.
This aspect of Ayurveda has been enumerated by Dr. K.M. Madhu, Sr. Physician, Charitable Hospital, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.