The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014 to promote the alternate medical system. Medical systems that AYUSH supports are:

Answer: Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and Sowa Rigpa

Ministry of AYUSH was to support the Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy system of medicine.

Later it recognised and started to support the Sowa-Rigpa, a Tibetan medical practice, given its wide practice in and PaddarPangay regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Lahulspiti, Pangi, Dhramshala and Kinnar region of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Darjeeling-Kalingpong (West Bengal) and in Tibetan settlements all over India and abroad.

About AYUSH

Concerned about the adverse effects of chemical based Allopathy medical system and its escalating cost, people are seeing the alternative of medical system for treatment.

The Government of India also recognised this in National Health Policy, 1983.

Later it formed Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) in 1995.

In November 2003 it was renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) , with focused attention for development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014 to support and develop the AYUSH systems of health care.
Source:
1. http://ayush.gov.in/about-the-systems
2. Page 7 of http://ayush.gov.in/sites/default/files/ebook/AyushEBook.pdf
3. http://ayush.gov.in/sites/default/files/3009823146-Introduction%20%201.pdf
4. http://ayush.gov.in/about-the-ministry

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