Whole medical systems are complete systems of theory and practice that have evolved over time in different cultures and are separate from conventional or Western medicine.
There are many different systems including Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine.
Each of these systems is used to treat a wide range of people with a wide range of conditions. For example, homeopathy is used to treat numerous conditions including asthma, depression
Whole medical systems are based on the idea of healing the whole person in a holistic manner, rather than just dealing with the immediate symptoms. So, for example Ayurvedic medicine stresses the importance of universal interconnectedness (among people, their health, and the universe), the body's constitution (prakriti), and life forces (dosha). Ayurvedic physicians prescribe individualised treatments, including compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, and diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.