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Mar 31

Nepal Ayurveda Medical Students' Society (NAMSS)

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Nepal Ayurveda medical students' society is a non-profit making, non-political organization run by the BAMS (Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery, 51/2 years course) students studying in Ayurveda Campus, Institute of Medicine, Kirtipur. It has long been working since 1998 for the promotion and development of Ayurveda. It also works for the enhancement of the educational and intellectual quality of BAMS students. NAMSS has got the great advisory bodies such as Campus chief of Ayurveda Campus; President of Ayurvedic Doctors' Association Nepal; Director of Naradevi Hospital and Department of Ayurveda.

NAMSS has been routinely publishing Graduation issue with the view of disseminating the recent find out, activities and other information; and increasing public awareness about Ayurveda. Besides these, Farewell & welcome programmes for BAMS students, interactions & seminar between different stakeholders and resource persons on Ayurveda and Ayurveda related issues are only a small list among our routine programs. We are also involving on collection and plantation of different medicinal herbs.

a) To publish different magazines and Newspapers as a mouthpiece of NAMSS with a view to promoting the Ayurveda system and its field.
b) To organize various programs like seminar, workshop and interaction in order to identify and find out the way of resolving the Ayurveda related problems.
c) To counsel and put recommendation to authorized bodies while promulgating the Ayurveda policies.
d) To establish bilateral relationship with national and international organizations and institutions and work in collaboration for the fortification of Ayurveda.
e) To work for the betterment of Ayurveda Campus and its students.
f) To conserve the identified and unidentified or unknowingly ignored medicinal plants those are dispersed throughout Nepal and make them therapeutically usable doing appropriate Research.
g) To help to the authorized bodies to pave the way for Master and P.H.D level study in Nepal and to make a proper arrangement to study Ayurveda for the foreigner.

Executive Bodies (2063-2065):
President: Dr. Radhika Thapaliya
Vice President: Mr. Madan Koirala
General Secretary: Mr. Nirmal Gyanwali
Secretary: Mr. Raja Ram Dhungana
Treasurer: Mr. Raman Bhattarai
Mr. Kapil Amgain
Mr. Lokesh Karna
Mr. Kamal Sharma
Miss. Nanu Maiya Gurung

Advisor Committee (2063-2065:
Dr. Dhanik Lal Bharkher, Campus Chief, Ayurveda Campus, IOM, TU
Dr. Krishna Raj Parajuli, Director-Department of Ayurveda, resident-NAMC
Dr. Shesh Raj Acharya, Director- Central Ayurveda Hospital, Naradevi
Dr. Shyam Mani Adhikari, President- Ayurveda Doctors Association Nepal (ADAN)
Dr. Chandra Raj Sapkota, President- Teachers' association, Ayurveda Campus, IOM
Dr. Sumana Thasineku, Founder member of NAMSS
Dr. Pradeep Neupane, President- Free Students Union (FSU), Ayurveda Campus,IOM,TU
Mar 29

Arogya health mela draws three lakh visitors

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Despite the delay in advertising the four-day Arogya health fair, which concluded here today, the event drew over three lakh visitors equalling the level of response received in Amritsar last year, claimed the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Even though the fair had a lukewarm response on the first day, the number of visitors increased over the weekend, giving a sigh of relief to the organisers who were keeping their fingers crossed as no publicity work had been taken even a couple of days before of its commencement at the SCD Government College for Boys ground on March 20.

“Over three lakh visitors came to the fair in four days, making it successful in the series of such events being held in the country for the last few years. The response was overwhelming and was equivalent to the one we saw in the last year’s mela at Amritsar,” said senior assistant director of FICCI Praveen Kumar Mittal.

The fair was the ninth such event in the country and the second in the state, which aimed at creating popularity and demand for the products and treatments available in the various alternative systems of medicine.

Organised by the Department of AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homepathy), Punjab government and FICCI, the fair emerged as a hot spot for many residents who got their free check-ups done at the clinics set up at the fair.

As many as 15 thousand visitors visited the clinics as part of the free OPD services. Medicines were also given free to patients.

During the valedictory ceremony held today, officials of the Health department also said the next such health fair in the state may be held either at Mansa or Bathinda. The function was presided over by Chander Shekhar Talwar, commissioner, AYUSH, Punjab. Among others who were present on the occasion included Dr S P S Sohal, director, health services, Dr Rakesh Sharma, director, Ayurveda, Dr Inderjeet, joint director, Ayurveda, and Dr Narinder Dhand, district Ayurvedic and Unani officer along with FICCI officials.
Mar 27

GAU joins hand with Korean university

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25 Mar 2009, 2013 hrs IST, Nayan Dave, TNN
RAJKOT: In line with the Government of India's policy to popularise ayurveda globally, Jamnagar-based Gujarat Ayurved University (GAU) has signed a 
memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jionju University of Seoul.

The collaboration is aimed at education and research in ayurveda in south Korea in association with GAU experts, says in-charge vice-chancellor of GAU Dr M S Baghel. The tie-up was made possible as part of an ayurveda promotion event held in Seoul recently. It was jointly organised by GOI's AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) department, Indian embassy in South Korea and Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR).

"This is a long-term project. But, first, people outside India should be acquainted with the therapy, medicine and its effect. Automatically, it would open doors of ayurveda medicine manufacturers in that country. Secondly, ayurveda university in India will also get enrolment of foreign students and also promote medical tourism related to ayurveda in the country in line with Kerala," Baghel said. Around 14 foreign students are studying in GAU campus at Jamnagar and doing research. 

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Mar 25

Ayurveda 2009 Exhibition in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in partnership with Ministry of Indigenous Medicine and other related government organizations will hold “Ayurveda 2009” Exhibition from May 23 – 25 at the BMICH, Colombo.

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka held “Ayurveda” Exhibition and Symposium in 2007 for the first time in Sri Lanka which was participated by many local and foreign exhibitors from India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Pakistan and Germany. At the request of those participated at “Ayurveda 2007” the Chamber has decided to have this Exhibition in 2009 as well. “Ayurveda 2009” Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition is an ideal platform for everyone involved in Ayurveda and Indigenous medical sector to meet each other at one platform and exchange their views to enhance their professional knowledge and increase their businesses for mutual benefit.

Exhibitors representing Ayurveda Hospitals, Ayurveda products Manufacturers, Doctors, Ayurveda product exporters, importers, Ayurveda related machinery suppliers, Ayurveda herbal growers, Health food and beverage manufacturers and tourist hotels that have native treatment systems are expected to participate at “Ayurveda 2009”.   The Ministry of Indigenous Medicine has already taken several steps to popularize native treatment systems among the Sri Lankan population and create awareness among the public of the specialized treatment available in the country.

Mar 25

International Experts to Share Latest Research in Natural Health Products

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Gateway to Wellness, The Sixth Annual NHP Research Conference and Trade Show, Feb. 18-21 will explore breakthroughs in understanding the factors that determine how people respond to NHPs, as well as promising treatments emerging from two of the world’s oldest medical traditions: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Researchers are identifying safe and effective natural health products (NHPs) from among the thousands of choices currently available to Canadians.

Gateway to Wellness, The Sixth Annual NHP Research Conference and Trade Show, Feb. 18-21 will explore breakthroughs in understanding the factors that determine how people respond to NHPs, as well as promising treatments emerging from two of the world’s oldest medical traditions: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

“Canada is a world leader in the development of regulations that recognize the value and legitimacy of traditional healing systems and the products that arise from them,” says Paula Brown, director of applied research in biosciences at BCIT and conference co-chair. “At the same time, there are significant challenges to overcome in terms of verifying the health claims and assuring the safety and quality of individual products.”

Mar 25

Ayurveda in American Perspective

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We are practicing Ayurveda in 21st century. In the last few decades, there is remarkable popularity seen in international community regarding clinical potential of ayurvedic medicine. The Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia contains hundreds of listings, uses and preparations. Many of these have been in continuous use for several thousand years. Although these medicines are trusted by those in India, from western modern “double blind clinical trial” perspective they are unproven to be safe and or effective.

In the Western scientific paradigm it is customary to identify a traditional therapy and medicine, isolate the active ingredient, standardize the potency and clinically test its safety and efficacy outside of the remedy’s traditional use. What needs to be studied is the authentic cultural treatment as a system of healing, not whether an isolated compound can be grafted into our modern medical system. We need to study the difference between an ingredient’s chemical identification and its physiological medicinal and / or toxic properties. The first study should be whether a therapy and its medicines are toxic as traditionally used. Then follow with a study of its efficacy.

Some Ayurvedic formulations contain herbs that are natural forms of drugs or substances generally considered toxic in their customary forms. We need to study Ayurvedic remedies, formulations, and therapies in a way that satisfies our Western scientific method while preserving those therapeutic elements considered important by Ayurveda. We should not simply study isolated compounds but the medicines, therapies and medical system as a whole.

There are unique preparations in Ayurveda that intentionally combine specially prepared minerals with botanicals for the purpose of increasing the effect of the botanicals. It is these formulas that are the most suspect to our Western eyes as they often contain mercury, lead and / or other ingredients that have been proven to be toxic in forms we are familiar with. These Ayurvedic formulas have long and complicated preparation methods often lasting months or even years. They are believed to have amazing curative powers in the treatment of uncontrolled ailments of modern era, but are they toxic as well? They are traditionally believed to be safe when properly prescribed, prepared and taken. They address serious medical problems like cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, kidney problems, mental and brain function disorders, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophies and other serious Neuro-muscular diseases, etc. But it is important that we insure and determine proper preparation and whether there is any risk of toxicity when prepared and used properly. The preparations with lead and mercury are not currently approved by the US FDA and therefore can not be used by people in the United States until proper studies are done.

Feb 25

Launch of an Ayurvedic Herbal Garden in Austin, TX

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Nature’s Formulary LLC (Clifton Park, NY), Organix-South Inc. (Bowling Green, FL) and the American Botanical Council (Austin, TX) announce the creation of an Ayurvedic herbal garden at ABC’s Case Mill Homestead location in Austin, Texas.

Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old science of healthcare originating in India and now practiced all over the world. Commonly used Ayurvedic herbs include some of the world’s famous spices: Ginger, Turmeric; as well other herbs like: Neem, Ashwagandha, Brahmi and many more.

Start-up funding will be jointly contributed by Ayurvedic companies Nature’s Formulary and Organix-South. “Kristin and I are quite excited to be a part of this project as it will increase consumer awareness and exposure to more of the beautiful herbs from the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia” indicated Kate Goldrick, Key Accounts & Marketing Manager, Organix-South. Kristin Giuliani is National Sales & Marketing Manager at Nature’s Formulary.

Ayurvedic herbs will be selected with the help of Mark Blumenthal, Executive Director of the American Botanical Council. In addition, ABC will plant and maintain the garden for years to come.

Jan 18

AyurVAID Hospitals launches new facility in Hubli

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Bangalore, Karnataka – AyurVAID: Hospitals, a leading chain of Ayurveda hospitals promoted by Kochi-based Kerala First Health Services Pvt. Ltd, today announced the opening of its first facility in Hubli. AyurVAID: Hospitals’ Hubli facility is a 30-bed hospital with all modern amenities. The hospital offers the full range of out-patient and in-patient medical services for treatment of serious medical conditions using classical Ayurveda. The hospital (formerly known as Dr. Jakkaraddi’s Hospital) is located in the heart of Hubli, off the Hubli-Dharwad Main Road, at Vidya Nagar, near Vidya Nagar Police Station and Karnataka Medical College.

Announcing the launch of the hospital, Mr. Rajiv Vasudevan, Founder & CEO, AyurVAID: Hospitals, said, “This is the first Ayurveda hospital in such scale and format to be set up in northern Karnataka, in the private sector. The full range of Ayurveda out-patient and in-patient medical management services including comprehensive panchakarma and other classical Kerala Ayurveda treatment procedures under the supervision of senior physicians and trained nurses is now available to the residents of Hubli-Dharwad.

The General Medicine department at the hospital offers effective solutions for chronic illnesses and lifestyle disorders commonly found in people today, including metabolic disorders, neurological & orthopaedic ailments, liver disorders, skin problems, respiratory disorders, and geriatric disorders. Further, the ‘Infertility and Womens’ Specialty’ department at this hospital offers effective treatment for female & male infertility; medical management for mainstream gynaecological problems such as PCOD, menstrual disorders; and classical Ayurveda care for women during pre-conception, ante-natal, and post-natal periods”.

“The AyurVAID: Hospitals’ facility in Hubli is equipped with a full-fledged operation theatre to perform ‘Ksharasutra’ Ayurveda surgery. ‘Ksharasutra’ is a special Ayurveda surgical technique that is increasingly recognized globally as the treatment of choice for tough ano-rectal problems such as fistula and piles.” he added


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