Painkillers offer momentary relief, ayurveda a better alternative: Experts

New Delhi: While stressing on the benefits of Ayurveda, experts have suggested going for the holistic approach as an alternative to painkillers.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems deeply rooted in ancient Indian traditions.

It dates back nearly 5,000 years to the Vedic culture of India with the goal of promoting good health.

Painkillers, experts said, provide momentary, temporary relief and take a heavy toll on health subsequently.

The words of advise came during a day-long seminar at the Government Ayurvedic college Patna on the occasion of “National Ayurveda Day” on Tuesday.

“Citizens need to be made aware that instead of taking pain killers to subside pain which has side effects in the long run, Ayurvedic treatment is a far more effective alternative,” Superintendent of the Ayurvedic college Devanand Prasad Singh said.

He was speaking at a seminar on “pain management through Ayurveda”, the theme decided by Union Ayush ministry for this year.

Ayurvedic medicines are made from herbs, are natural and without any side-effects, Singh said.

They are also available at a low price, he added.

Ayurveda expert Shyam Sundar Sharma, who heads “Panchkarma” unit of the Ayurvedic college in the state capital, said they have cured many persons suffering from migraine and serious headache.

Another expert Vijay Shankar Dubey said Ayurveda has treatment for all sorts of body pain through natural process.