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Coimbatore

‘More nations switching over to Ayurveda’

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Many people in foreign countries are switching over to Ayurveda to get relief from chronic problems, of late.

“Though there is some delay in cure, people are opting for this alternative system of medicine, which in shortest time will become the main stream system,” Prof. Dr. Valdis Pirags of University of Latvia, told reporters here today.

“The university has signed a tripartite agreement with the Union Ministry of Ayush and the city-based Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP) and is introducing short term courses in Ayurveda,” he said.

Director of Swiss Ayurveda Medical Academy, Simone Hunzikar called for regulation in other countries too, like in Switzerland, where in Ayurveda be allowed in health care and brought under insurance.

“The acceptance level in many counties is very high in recent times considering that Ayurveda can cure chronic ailments with traditional formulation of medicine, which the modern medicine is not able to,” she said at the AVP Campus in Mankarai, some 25 kms from here.

AVP managing director, P.R. Krishnakumar said he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and appealed to them to promote Ayurveda system of medicine, so that younger generation show interest in it.

AVP’s efforts in Europe has initiated collaborative research in the field of diabetes, other metabolic disorders and in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Krishnakumar said. “The European division of AVP has been selected for European Union Structural funding for SME in the field of Research and Development based on product innovation,” he added.

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