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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Ayurvedic medicine  listen  (I-yer-VAY-dik MEH-dih-sin)

  A medical system from India that has been used for thousands of years. The goal is to cleanse the body and to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It uses diet, herbal medicines, exercise, meditation, breathing, physical therapy, and other methods. It is a type of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapy. Also called Ayurveda.