Ageing is a process of physical, psychological and social change in multi dimensional aspects. Ayurveda, the Indian traditional
holistic health science has got the potential for prevention of diseases by promotion of health and management of diseases occurring in
old age. It has a focused branch called Rasayana (Rejuvenation) which deals with the problems related to ageing and methods to
counter the same. Geriatrics or Jaracikitsa or Rasayana in Ayurveda is a unique therapeutic methodology to delay ageing and to
minimize the intensity of problems occuring this degenerative phase of one’s life. Prevention and management of health problems
could help the elderly to improve quality of life and remain self dependant for their daily activities to maximum possible extent.
Ayurveda and other traditional Indian health systems lay emphasis on preventing the diseases. Elaborate description is available on
personal hygiene encompass diet and regimen during daily routine (dinacarya), seasonal routine (Ritucarya) and behavioral and ethical
guidelines (sadvritta). Observance of certain rules regarding suppressible and non-suppressible urges also paves way towards positive
health. These practices lay emphasis on prevention of diseases and promotion of health