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Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine originated in the ancient Vedic times of India. This body of knowledge is found in well-documented texts such as the Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita, and describes physiology and interrelated systems of the body, variations in human constitution, surgery, herbal use, and health-promoting recommendations.
The global Ayurvedic market size is projected to reach US$ 16230 million by 2028, from US$ 7273.3 million in 2021, at a CAGR of 12.0% during 2022-2028.
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual's specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Worldwide, over 200 million people use homeopathy on a regular basis. Homeopathy is included in the national health systems of a number of countries.
e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, Switzerland.
Naturopathy is the most ancient health care mechanism that amalgamates modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Relying on the healing power of nature, Naturopathy stimulates the human body’s ability to heal itself. It is the science of disease diagnosis, treatment, and cure using natural therapies including dietetics, botanical medicine, homeopathy, fasting, exercise, lifestyle counseling, detoxification, and chelation, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulation, spiritual healing, environmental assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention.
The World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) estimates 75,000–100,000 naturopathic practitioners practice in 81 countries, with over 90 educational institutions providing naturopathic training, and 20 naturopathic research institutions globally.
Traditional Chinese medicine, Japanese and Korean Medicine:
Traditional medicine (TM) is defined as indigenous medicine that is used to maintain health and to prevent, diagnose, and treat physical and mental illnesses differently from allopathic medicine based on theories, beliefs, and experiences.
Traditional Chinese Medicine accounts for around 40% of all health care delivered, and it is used to treat approximately 200 million patients annually in China. Also 69% of the Korean population has experienced Traditional Korean Medicine, and 60–70% of allopathic doctors in Japan prescribe herbal medicines for their patients.
Siddha medicine, traditional system of healing that originated in South India and is considered to be one of India’s oldest systems of medicine. The Siddha system is based on a combination of ancient medicinal practices and spiritual disciplines as well as alchemy and mysticism.
Unani medicine, also called Unani tibb, Arabian medicine, or Islamic medicine, a traditional system of healing and health maintenance observed in South Asia. According to practitioners of Unani medicine, the health of the human body is maintained by the harmonious arrangement of al-umoor al-tabiyah, the seven basic physiological principles of the Unani doctrine.