Vaidya Scientists- A new path to Ayurveda?
by Gargi Harjai November 30, 2021
Ayurveda shastra is a vast branch of studies, which offers a unique approach for a long and healthy life. It is an approach in a holistic manner to overall health and diseases which are not just physical, but mental and spiritual as well.To support such vast studies the world needed evidence and scientific facts which can in turn mean a global acceptance of this integrative medicine. Thus, an interface between Ayurveda shastra and biomedical sciences is a much-needed genre of studies to create a harmony between different branches of medicines and Ayurveda.To address these issues, there have been initiation of a new genre of program “Vaidya-scientists”, this will create a group of scholars who are well-versed in the insights of modern biology as well as richness of Ayurveda classics.Although Ayurveda studies has seen a lot of progress, bio-medical studies are still a more practiced and preferred branch. Even in India, where Ayurveda was introduced foremost, people seem to be relying on western medicine more than ayurvedic medicine.Source of such problems could be the lack of scientific evidence and statistics in Shuddha Ayurveda studies.Thus, a request by J-AIM (journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine has been made to the Indian government and groups such as AYUSH, ministry of health and family welfare to open a program , in top medical institutes and support a PHD- MD program for this purpose.Are you hoping to see the government act on this request and build a new path to Ayurveda studies?
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