Sylvester Stallone has turned to Indian mysticism in an effort to end persisting knee pain.
The action man has embraced ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine of India, after befriending alternative medicine experts as he prepares for Bollywood movie Kambakkht Ishq (Unfortunate Love) in Los Angeles.
The film's lead, Akshay Kumar, bonded with Stallone during a chat about on-set injuries and the Singh is Kinng star suggested ayurveda when his new pal started talking about his persisting knee problem.
Kumar even provided the name of his favourite ayurvedic practitioner.
An insider says, "Stallone appeared to be really interested in ayurvedic treatment and asked for more details. He said he intends to spread the word about ayurveda to his Hollywood comrades."
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed tells WENN the herbal-based ayurveda is regarded as one of the Upvedas in Hinduism. Its thesis is that disease is due to imbalance of three bodily humours - pitta (bile), kapha (phlegm) and vata (wind) - and balance can be recreated by changing person's diet, thoughts and habits.