Ayurveda, which literally translates to "the science of life,", is a natural healing system developed in India. According to Ayurvedic texts, it was the sages who created India's original systems of meditation and yoga that laid the foundation for this medical system. Ayurveda is a holistic approach to medicine, focusing equally on the body, mind, and spirit, with the aim of restoring an individual's innate harmony.
Key Ayurvedic treatments include diet, exercise, meditation, herbal remedies, massage, sun exposure, and controlled breathing. In India, Ayurvedic treatments have been developed for a wide range of diseases, including conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and neurological disorders.
However, an examination of the Indian medical literature reveals that the quality of the published clinical trials often does not meet contemporary methodological standards concerning criteria like randomization, sample size, and adequate controls.