Author(s): P N Vinaya*, J.S.R.A. Prasad2
Regenerative medicine is primarily focussed on stem cell engineering. Traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda which are known for their healing capabilities can offer a lot more to the science of regenerative medicine when examined with a modern perspective. The system that lays the crux of its treatment on ensuring equilibrium in the body cannot be oblivious to tissue repair, regeneration and healing that goes on naturally in the body in times of necessity like injury and disease. The fundamental principles of Ayurveda while being different from those of modern medicine can be complementary to it. Ayurveda is also a science with practices to achieve longevity of life being one of its 8 branches. It goes without saying that anti-aging therapies form important aspects of this branch. The concepts and therapies closely and remotely associated with regeneration have been examined for their strengths in potential contribution to regenerative medicine in this article.