While Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda are unique systems, there are parallels and commonalities and they likely have shared roots.
Ayurvedic acupuncture is not nearly as well known as its Chinese counterpart. Thus we are grateful for Dr. Frank Ros’s efforts to make it better known and map out the congruencies with traditional Chinese medicine.
Ayurvedic Acupuncture (also called Siravedhana by Sushruta) is based upon the Suchi Veda, a 3,000 year old Vedic text which, in the Ayurvedic system, is the Science of Acupuncture. It has been practiced as an accessory therapy since it was used in conjunction with other forms to effect healing. It belongs more correctly to the branch of surgery, one of the eight medical disciplines of Ayurveda.
More information can be found at the International Academy of Ayurvedic Acupuncture.