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  • Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.
  • Treatment options are varied and can include yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and dietary changes.
  • Cases of lead poisoning as a result of taking Ayurvedic treatments imported from India have been reported in Victoria.
  • Always check with your doctor before starting complementary therapies and never stop taking your conventional medicine or alter the dose without the knowledge and approval of your doctor.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2012