"The Judicious use of Alternative Systems of Medicine is found cost effective and having lesser or no side effects. India stays in rural setup, where medicines from alternative systems can play very big role in curing the primary healthcare problems”
While lauding the role of Alternative Systems of Medicines, traditional Medicines - herbs in promoting good health, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji said: “There are many virtues in the Indian systems of medicine, which are, unfortunately, not generally well-recognized. They are inexpensive. They are effective in the cure of many ailments. They are also more or less free of harmful side effects. I know, how in my childhood, my mother used to prepare a kashay or a decoction of ordinary herbs and leaves like Tulsi whenever we had a cough or some other common ailment, and it worked. It worked not only because the formula was good, but also because it came with the mother’s love".
During a conversation with Dr. Pravin Bhatia - Purecha His Excellency Balasaheb Thackrey said,"The traditional and alternative therapie such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Yoga, Reiki, Acupressure, Acupunture, Massage Therapies, Chiropractic, Magneto Therapies, etc. which are natural methodds of treatment, attempt to cure the diseases by simulating the self curative forces inherent in the human body and these are becoming extremely popular in the world.
“In India, the Alternative systems have been catering to the needs of people in rural and tribal areas. However, extensive research is required to identify the herbs, roots and other ingredients that have curative properties. This will pave way for rejecting some harmful medicines leading to serious consequences. I hope the Council will initiate some concrete measures in these regards.”
"Though, both Central as well as State Governments are laying enormous focus to create health care infrastructure, we still face huge shortage of doctors, particularly in rural areas. The resurgence of traditional and alternative medicine can play an important role to bridge this gap. I am happy to know that All India Council of Alternative Medical Science & Research has completed 10 years of its service."
“Alternative Medicines offer inexpensive and effective treatment for many diseases and are more helpful to the common man. Therefore, importance of alternative systems of medicines is being increasingly realized in our country”
“I hope that the Council would continue to play its role in serving the cause of alternative medicine and improvement in health care of the people of the country”
“Alternative medicines are gaining prominence across the world. It is time to integrate all systems of medicines to ensure a holistic approach of treatment”
“The concept of research, education & Health Services of council of alternative system of medicines has given a lot of benefits to the society at large. This alternative system of medicine is well known in India, which is different than other system of medicines and without side effects”
“ Alternative System of medicine is gaining popularity among people not only because it provides an economical alternative but also seeks to eliminate unhealthy dependence on medicines. It explores the cause of the symptom rather than simply treat it.”
Every problem has its own unique solution. With rise of awareness about the physical ailments, man started exploring the remedies and cures for them. Centuries before the modern science & contempory medicines, man chose to diagnose & cure the illness by natural mode as they were much close to nature. These curative methods like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga, Unani, Acupuncture etc, are being known as the alternative medicines today.
Alternative System of Medicines has increasingly become popular in India & the Council is playing a vital role for its advancement in rural areas.
Traditional and alternative therapies such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Yoga, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Magneto therapy etc. being natural & holistic methods of treatment, cure diseases by stimulating the self curative forces inherent in the human body.
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There is no denying that fact that modern medical science has made stupendous progress and also has contributed immensely to the prevention & cure of many complicated diseases which were once regarded as dreaded and incurable. Nevertheless, it is a hard reality that people at large living in poor and developing countries all over the world cannot afford the cost of modern medical treatment. We all know that India has a rich heritage in the field of traditional or natural medicines. The traditional system of medicine / therapy is not only low cost oriented but also to be considered to be of highly effective & useful in combating various kinds of harmful & common diseases.
Traditional & alternative therapies such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Yoga, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Magneto therapy etc are natural methods of treatment which definitely attempt to cure diseases. I hope our eminent doctors, scholars, practitioners and delegates who are attending the Council’s conference will create an awareness of prevention and cure through natural methods of treatment and healing.
Traditionally, India has a very rich background of effective alternative medicines. But due to the shift in methods of treatment these alternative medicines have taken a backseat. Lately, it has been observed by scientists and experts worldwide that these alternative and complementary medicines are cost effective having less side effects. Therefore, I believe that the horizon of medical research, education and treatment should be made broad enough to include the practice adopted by complementary and alternative medicines. A shift in content of research & education could include an increased focus on health rather than disease orientation that is currently used for educating biomedical professionals.
Traditional & Alternative medicines have been successful in the cost-effective treatment of many of the serious diseases. I hope that the Traditional Systems of Medicine like Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy etc will go a long way to provide cure for the suffering humanity. I am sure this Conference will be able to generate on awareness about cure through these systems of medicine.
In today’s world with the increase of new diseases, holistic healing techniques like Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy etc has gained such an importance that organizations like WHO is also recommending the trend of complementary or alternative medicine as they are not only cost effective, but also have less side-effects and easy to procure.
The advancement made in the field of Alternative Medicines has opened new vistas of hope for the ailing. Alternative Medicines have a unique feature of curing diseases in a simple & holistic way without any side effects.
“I am confident that the Council would continue to contribute in promotion of alternative systems of medicine with greater momentum and motivation. I am also sure that practitioners in the field of alternative medicines too would contribute equally to the cause of society and humanity.”
During a conversation with Dr.Pravin Bhatia – Purecha H.E. Shri Gopinath Munde ji Said, “ Through centuries, Traditional Medicines, Alternative Medicines System has always played an important role for health and medical care of the people of our country. Time tested traditional therapies have therefore been affordable, appropriate and accessible to the masses.”