- Ayurvedic or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.
- Treatment options are varied and can include yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and dietary changes.
- Cases of lead poisoning as a result of taking Ayurvedic treatments imported from India have been reported in Victoria.
- Always check with your doctor before starting complementary therapies and never stop taking your conventional medicine or alter the dose without the knowledge and approval of your doctor.
Ayurvedic claims to treat a range of disorders
Ayurveda practitioners believe their approach is effective in treating a range of disorders, including:
- Digestive problems
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Rheumatoid arthritis