LOS ANGELES, CA - At the request of the Government of India Health Ministry Dr. Navin C. Shah on Jan 27, will lead a U.S. delegation of six directors of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) of six major medical schools to New Delhi. The participants are medical educators and researchers: Dr. David Eisenberg – Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anastasia Rowland-Seymour – Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Benjamin Kligler – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Aviad Haramati – Georgetown University, Dr. Victoria Maizes – University of Arizona and Dr. Anne Nedrow – Oregon Health & Science University.
During five days of meetings the delegates will hear evidence-based presentations by experts on Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation and oil massage treatments. The focus will be on treatment benefits of Ayurveda in five major diseases and also benefits of five herbs (simple or in combination) in treatment of various diseases. A special lecture will deal with the role of diet in both health and diseases.
The delegation will visit Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital in Jaipur to understand Ayurveda education and patient care. There are 150 Ayurveda colleges; fifty post-graduate Ayurveda institutions; seventy thousand students; ten thousand faculty members; and 3,000 Ayurveda hospitals in India.
The delegation will also visit one Ayurveda pharma factory to perceive the drug formulation, production, preservation, safety, and research areas.
The purpose of the U.S. delegation’s visit is to explore the possibilities of introduction of evidence-based Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation, and oil massage treatment in the United States medical education, research, and patient care areas, and also to study the possibilities of joint Indo-U.S. research under NIH funding.