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Towards evolving a pluralistic healthcare – What made Europe embrace Ayurveda along with modern science

Published by Dileep V S on

Towards evolving a pluralistic healthcare - What made Europe embrace Ayurveda along with modern science

Ayurveda, is considered as a self-healing science, where the body heals itself, aided by nature. In ayurveda each cell is known to be inherently an expression of pure intelligence. Ayurveda method covers all aspects of an individual’s health, be it physical, psychological, philosophical, ethical, or spiritual. It provides a more holistic approach to a person, on a very personal level.

The question of how an age-old traditional Indian medicinal system gain popularity all over the world remains pertinent now. According to the Martin Mittweda, Director of Academic Studies (European Academy of Ayurveda, Birstein, Germany) karge number of people in Europe are making a shift in their preference of healthcare by integrating traditional and modern medicine, driving the popularity of Ayurveda in Europe.

Even though Ayurveda is known worldwide to be a alternative to modern medicine, it still is unable to get scientific recognition due to lack of validation and the inflexibility to evolve along with advanced techniques and technology.

What is changing in the Ayurveda Industry ?

  • Improving research methodology – Research methodologies are procedures & methods used to identify, select, process, and analyze information about a subject. What is the need of the hour for Ayurveda is fundamental research and upgradation of knowledge. This way, the true potential of ayurveda will reach people, whether in India or abroad. With improved research in ayurveda sector, alongside proper planning and adaptation, the traditional methods will be transitioned into a modern science.
  • Transition of research in Ayurvedic Fundamentals – A major challenge that ayurveda is combating is it’s strong root in hypothesis and dogmatic beliefs. This fundamental change can drastically evolve the outlook of how the industry works. Presently, the objective of basic research in Ayurveda, is to explore the scientific innovations and opportunities that are embedded in the concepts of Ayurveda. The fundamental research aims at the replacement of faith and suppositions with scientific reasoning, complimented with the facts and figures.
  • Validation through reverse pharmacology – In the field of drug discovery, reverse pharmacology is widely used to validate a hypothesis. It is the science of combining documented clinical or experiential evidence and leads from transdisciplinary exploratory studies to further the development of the hypothesis into drug candidates by experimental and clinical research. What the approach can aid in, is to valdate the clinical mpact of herbs and their formulations which are described in traditional Ayurveda texts. This approach provides an opportunity for the industry to seek new synergistic combinations and work on innovative strategies that can play a vital role in drug development.


Presently, the time has come when the need is to create a new model for the healthcare system. By combining both traditional and modern models of treatment, the value of health care can be increased tremendously with personalized medicine that can be useful to predict disease risks, prevent progression of diseases, and manage treatments more efficiently.

AyushEHR is a software solution that allows you take the step to blend Ayurveda with technology. The government of India is also working hard to merge both and has developed various policies in the healthcare system for the development and improvement of Ayurveda.