Ayurveda is a globally accepted alternative of medicine in the management of autism. As we know, biology is the science of exceptions, unlike physics or mathematics. No living organisms are one and the same. The human body is nonlinear, as various functions happening cannot be equated by a simple mathematic equation like 1+1=2. Autism is nonlinear, as the various symptoms present in ASD like behavioural issues, sensory issues etc. cannot be predicted or it cannot be simply equated as 1+1=2. Ayurveda understands humans as individual whole beings despite similar anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes more on a customized approach than a specific medicine for Autism. Hence Ayurveda is the best alternative system of medicine to addresses ASD.
Ayurveda is the age-old Indian system of traditional medicine still practised successfully. It is known as the science of life as it is not a mere explanation of diseases & medicines but a compilation of preventive measures & healthy living standards for everyone. It has a vast history of generations and it is developed as a system based on the culture and civilization of India. Ayurveda does not need any foreign or imported drugs or devices for curing a disease but only ethnic resources. Ayurveda empowers the physician with the skill to revitalize the people by bringing back harmony with nature and culture in a proper way. Ayurveda sees a person as a whole being rather than a part of the site affected. For an Ayurveda clinician, the human body is beyond a group of cells, organs or organ systems. It considers a sum total of the body and the life force in it together rather than a muscle mass with a skeleton inside. Ayurveda treats a person, not only his disease by helping him come back to a normal balanced state of body and mind. In such a way, treatment or management of a condition includes the assessment of many factors like the origin of the disease, the causative factors, the season, the body constitution, the time and place of occurrence, the physical and mental strength of the person, the environment etc. along with the routine clinical examination of the patient. Ayurveda has a scientific protocol to do all the detailing about this assessment and examination of disease and patient. Coming to Autism, this method is very important as every detail in this can help a lot in treatment and outcome.