Ayurvedic Medicine - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Nearly half the US populations turns to complementary, alternative and integrative practices to maintain or improve their health. UCSF's Dr. Sudha Prathikanti explores Ayurvedic medicine, ancient wisdom for modern times. Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Series: "UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public" [12/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13107]

Ayurveda is the most ancient and traditional system of medicine in India. The Ayurvedic system of medication is based on many centuries of experience in medical practice, handed down through generations. Ayurvedic medicine originated in the early civilizations of India some 3,000-5,000 years ago making Ayurvedic medicine the oldest surviving healing system in the world.