Doctor introduces audience to Ayurvedic medicine

MUNCIE — The East met the West on Saturday morning as John Peterson, a family-practice physician, introduced an audience of 20 to an ancient form of alternative medicine called Ayurveda. Sitting in a conference room at the Family Practice Center, the participants listened attentively to Peterson as he talked about this 5,000-year-old philosophy that is […]

Yogi cleared of animal parts row

A leading Indian yoga guru has been cleared of mixing human bones and animal parts in his medicines. Uttaranchal state Health Minister Tilak Raj Behad told the BBC Swami Ramdev‘s medicines contained no objectionable ingredients and were purely herbal. He said four samples of medicines were sent to Shriram Institute of Industrial Research in Delhi, […]

Yoga could give Ayurveda a headstart in US

NEW DELHI: If the sheer numbers of those who gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate Bikram Choudhury’s birthday last week are any indication, yoga is ready for its next big innings in the US. For yoga is no longer a muddled concept practised by a select few new-age Americans, but a […]

Row as ‘human skulls are found in medicines’

Charges that traditional medicines manufactured by a flamboyant television yoga guru contain human skulls and animal parts have sparked a political feud in India, pitting Hindu nationalists against communists and the federal government against a state. Indian authorities allow animal parts, including pigeon blood, ox bile and even cat testicles, in drugs used for Ayurveda, […]

Ayurveda gaining popularity as form of alternative healing in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal : Ayurveda is a form of alternative healing and nowhere is it more widely practised than in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. The Naradevi Ayurveda Campus, the constituent campus of the Institute of Medicine in Kathmandu, is the only university that provides a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree. The institution […]

Ayurveda researcher on US alternative medicine body

NEW YORK: India’s traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, has been for the first time included in an advisory body to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the appointment of researcher Bala V. Manyam. Manyam, a professor and director of Plummer Movement Disorders Center, in the Neurology Department at the Scott & White Clinic […]

Exploring an alternative medicine

FOSTER CITY — When conventional Western medicine isn’t working, a Foster City doctor says, more and more people are turning to Ayurveda — an ancient Indian healing science that treats health problems through diet, exercise and herbs. “In conventional medicine, we focus more on the physical body and in Ayurveda — it means the wisdom […]

Balm from the East

The effectiveness of the ancient Indian healing art of ayurveda is getting a closer look in the U.S. Jon Mejia experienced heart palpitations after a particularly stressful period running his Santa Monica consulting firm. His doctor diagnosed an abnormal heart rhythm and sent him to a specialist at a prestigious Los Angeles medical center. An […]

West ‘hijacking’ Ayurveda

Hindustan Times (India), Jan. 12, 2003 Vijay Dutt The big and famous like England’s future monarch Prince Charles, Pop Queen Madonna, Cherie Blair, QC and wife of Prime Minister Blair and Cher have taken to Ayurveda, the centuries-old Indian therapy, to ease their pressures and strains of public duty and fame. But, the growing popularity […]
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