According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems, a holistic approach to healthcare that started in the ancient Vedic times of India. Ayurveda (“the science of life”) is a natural, prevention-oriented system that includes:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • A healthy lifestyle and daily routine
  • Stress management, including meditation
  • Herbs and dietary supplements
  • Detoxification
  • Breathing exercises (Pranayama)
  • Rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana)
  • Self-massage (Abhyanga)
  • Yoga postures

What are the benefits of Ayurveda?

Ayurveda’s purpose is to prevent disease, maintain optimal health and manage chronic disorders to restore a healthy balance.

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Why Choose Ohio State?

Why choose Ayurveda services at Ohio State?

It’s rare to find a doctor in the West who practices Ayurvedic medicine and even rarer to find those services offered side by side with medical doctors and other health professionals in a multi-practice, comprehensive and convenient setting. On staff at Ohio State Integrative Medicine is Hari Sharma, MD, one of the nation’s foremost Ayurvedic doctors. He also teaches meditation and breathing exercises. Dr. Sharma has been published in respected medical journals and textbooks, and has written several books in the area of Ayurveda, including Ayurvedic Healing and Dynamic DNA.

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