What is Ayurveda?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods, such as the use of herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 5 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Digestive problems 2 4
Multiple sclerosis 2 2
Aggressive behavior 1 2
Anxious mood 1 2

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ayurveda

Side effect Patients
Gastric ulcer pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Ayurveda

Dosage Patients
40 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ayurveda

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Ayurveda

Duration

Currently using Ayurveda

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Ayurveda

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ayurveda.