Ayurvedic doctors regard physical and mental existence together with personality as a unit, each element having the capacity to influence the others.
One of the fundamental aspects of ayurvedic medicine is to take this into account during diagnosis and therapy.
Nevertheless, it is not an 'alternative medicine' - it doesn't aim to replace the conventional medicine. On the contrary, it is based on the concept of comprehensive medicine making use of everything that has revealed to be of benefit to the human being.
Moreover it supplements 'material science' with aspects of spiritual science in order to assess the individual as a whole entity. For instance, this may include physical body features, personal history, behaviour, emotions, habits and many other aspects besides - all of which determine an individual's personality.
Ayurvedic medicine therefore attempts to include the individuality of the patient, as well as accepted features of an illness, in the treatments process.
For just as each person is unique, so is each treatment - even through some may appear to apply to many people.
Ayurveda offers personalised approach and moves away from 'one size fits all' approach to the treatment & care of patients.
Even if, owing to their characteristic features, the same disease pictures constantly recur, each illness manifests itself differently in each patient - a manifestation inseperable from the uniqueness of the individual.
Ayurvedic medicine therefore aims to form a picture of the physical, psychological, and personal circumstances that have paved the way for an illness to take hold.
Taking such factors into consideration during diagnosis and therapy and re-applying the process to every new patient, guided by scientific findings, medical experience, personal discernment, and intuition, is fundamental to ayurvedic medicine.
Any medicine that ignores the person as an individual cannot claim to be true human medicine.