AYUSH also known as Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy systems of healthcare. While AYUSH treatments are essentially based on the notion of natural ailments, AYUSH treatments do include drug therapies to cure specific diseases and maintain overall health.
However, these drugs are usually comprised of natural ingredients, making them easier for the body to absorb and benefit from, with minimal side effects.
Post the modification in IRDAI rules, many health insurance companies such as ours now cover for AYUSH treatments, especially for insured family members who are 60 and above.
The Importance of AYUSH Treatment
In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift from conventional medicines to alternate treatments like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga, et al. To support this trend, health insurers like us have started offering ayurvedic treatment covers as part of their health insurance policy.
So, if you believe in the power of alternate treatments, here’s more power to you. Here’s everything that you need to know about alternative treatments like AYUSH in health insurance.
AYUSH in Healthcare Services Today
With the objective to bring more light to AYUSH related treatments, the government of India in 2014 formed the Ministry for AYUSH and consequently brought in the National Board for Hospitals (NABH) to start implementing quality healthcare standards for hospitals providing AYUSH treatments as well.
Today, more than 50 hospitals across India are accredited to provide reliable and authentic AYUSH related treatments.