Bengaluru (DNA): Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush), along with other Ayush institutions, is organising a mega international conference, the Arogya Expo-2012, at Gayatri Vihar in Palace Grounds on Thursday.
The expo will have over 300 stalls, showcasing advances in relevant fields. It will create a global platform for yoga, naturopathy, ayurveda, and other ancient practices.
“By 2010, a vast percentage of the population are bound to suffer from non-communicable diseases. This can be attributed to our current life style. Such expos will help in bringing about the much-needed awareness,” said GN Sreekantaiah, director, department of Ayush.
The expo is meant for exhibiting fitness equipment, including services such as traditional treatment of diseases, yoga centres in the city, and therapies for various health problems such as arthritis, muscle problems, diabetes etc.
“Visitors to the expo will benefit from an array of products exhibited by naturopathy and yoga institutions. It will showcase advances in relevant fields, orient students and facilitate interaction between healthcare professionals, therapists, academicians, policy makers, and health educators. It will also help establish yoga and naturopathy as a system of choice to deal with challenges of lifestyle-related diseases,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity to know about the prevention of diseases, and promotion and management of health. This is especially beneficial for lifestyle-related diseases like hypertension, arthritis and obesity,” he said.
The ICYN -2012 will be inaugurated by chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda and Minister for health and family welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Arogya Expo will be inaugurated in the same day by Union minister of state for health and family welfare S Gandhiselvan.
Arogya Expo exhibition will be held as a part of ICYN-2012 from February 9 to February 13.