November 18, 2015
Coimbatore will host the fifth International Ayurveda Conference in December, organized by the Punarvana Ayurveda Trust at the Vaidyagrama Ayurveda Healing Village at Thirumalayampalayam.
P.R. Krishnakumar, the Managing Director of the Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, said that the conference is aimed at connecting the new generation of Ayurveda doctors and students with the experts. “There is a void between the practicing doctors and aspiring doctors. This conference will be a bridge between the two and also elevate the Ayurveda community to a global level,” said Krishnakumar, who has won the Padma Shri award for his works in Ayurveda.
He added that the organizers will also emphasize on the involvement of government in Ayurveda in order to bring a parallel system of medical education. “Even colleges do not give equal importance to Ayurveda medicine when compared to allopathic medicine. The government should make sure that Ayurveda gets the respect and importance that it rightfully deserves,” he added.
Talking about the malpractices in the field of Ayurveda, Krishnakumar requested that both the state and central governments should take necessary steps to curb quacks in this field.
Topics to be dealt with at the conference include climate change, Jyothisham, Vaasthu, and music therapy. Students and experts from all over the world, including the United States of America and the European countries, will be participating in the conference.
“Apart from these, the influence of the planets, the effect of human anger on global warming, and the effect of vibrations, symbols and music on the human body will also be discussed in detail during the seven days conference which starts on December 11,” he said.