Ayurveda is a system of medicine rooted in Eastern India and is used as alternative medicine here in the West, but is a legitimate medical science in most Indian communities. Therapies are typically herbal compounds prescribed based on your particular Dosha and any impending illness you are treating. Unlike many other natural remedies, Ayurvedic practice in ancient times even utilized surgical treatments like rhinoplasty and wound suturing. Body work and topical treatments are also employed to speed up healing as well as many types of detoxification to stimulate the healing process. All remedies are based on your Dosha.