Treatment of diseases with Ayurveda vs Allopathy

  • Jan 18 , 2017


Allopathy is the treatment of disease by conventional means. It is the system of medical practice which treats disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the disease under treatment.

Allopathy is a term that is widely used as a referent to harsh medical practices of a specific era which included bleeding, purging, vomiting and the administration of highly toxic drugs. When we say, health, diseases or illness there are two kinds. One kind of illness comes to us from outside. We still find that the Allopathic system of medicine is the most effective way of handling infections, there’s no question about it.

For most of the illnesses that are chronic in nature, symptoms are like the tip of the iceberg. We are only treating the tip all the time – if you get diabetes, hypertension, or asthma, doctors are talking to you about how to manage the illness. They are never talking to you about how to get rid of it.


Ayurvedic system is about an understanding that our bodies are an accrual of what we gather from outside. If you want to handle this body in the most effective and productive way, it is very important that everything you do about this body has a relationship with the outside world.

Ayurveda says that every root, every leaf, every tree bark found on this planet has medicinal value. We have learnt how to use only a few. The rest of them, we are yet to be explored. Health is something that has to grow from within you because the body is something that grows from within you. The input comes from the earth but it grows within you. So, if you have to repair something, the best place to go is the manufacturer, not to the local mechanic. This is the essence of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda believes in the philosophy of healing yourself from inside and does not administer large doses to patients. Ayurveda deals with herbs, unlike allopathy where medical drugs are used. Ayurveda assessment of treatment not only depends upon improvement in the biochemistry of a patient but also depends upon improving symptoms of the patient. Improving biochemistry in Ayurveda is secondary.

Improving biochemistry takes time. So, if one is in a state of an emergency, he/she must opt for allopathy. But for a long run and self-healing treatment Ayurveda works well.