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Homeopathy is ‘rubbish’, says chief medical officer of England

The Telegraph (UK): Homeopathic remedies are “rubbish” and do not serve as anything more than placebos, England’s chief medical officer has claimed. Professor Dame Sally Davies said she was “perpetually surprised” homeopathy was provided on the NHS, and branded homeopaths “peddlers.” Giving evidence to the Commons Science and Technology committee, she also expressed fears about … Continue reading

Newly created Central Council of Research in Siddha starts operations in Chennai

Chennai (PB): The newly created exclusive body for Siddha research named Central Council of Research in Siddha (CCRS) has started functioning in Chennai.  The headquarters of the Council is based at the National Institute of Siddha (NIS) at Tambaram, near Chennai. Earlier, the CCRAS was bifurcated in September 2010 to establish CCRS, exclusively for Siddha … Continue reading

MCC, ayurveda college ink pact for cancer care

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (TOI): Malabar Cancer Centre has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kottakkal P S Varier Ayurveda College to explore the possibilities of integrating ayurveda in cancer care. “Ayurveda is known for medicines for pain management and palliative care. We want to explore the possibility of utilising these in cancer care. Since these drugs are … Continue reading

Increase in imports causes worry for domestic Ayush industry

New Delhi (PB): Notwithstanding steady increase in export of Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines from India, the imports of the drugs and medicinal plants in the Ayush sector also increased, causing worry to the domestic industry which is facing shortage of raw materials. Medicaments, medicinal plants and their by-products in the areas of Ayurveda, Siddha, … Continue reading

Jharkhand AYUSH directorate in trouble

Ranchi (TP): The Ayurveda, yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Directorate of State government is in need of adequate manpower and medicines for past three years. No recruitment for AYUSH staffs has been held by the state government since the formation of Jharkhand. The AYUSH colleges are also drowned in problematic shackles. According to the … Continue reading

Ayush block, Yoga centre opened at Nimhans

Bengaluru (DH): Catering to an increased demand for Yoga as a therapy, the National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (Nimhans) has opened an Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani,  Siddha and Homeopathy (Ayush) block and Yoga centre on its premises. They were inaugurated on Wednesday and will focus on making use of Yoga as an adjunct system … Continue reading

Ayurveda treatment protocol found effective in migraine management

Bengaluru: Ayurveda treatment protocol (ATP) has been effective  in the management of migraine, according to Vaidya Balendu Prakash,  Ayurveda physician, founder director of Vaidya Chandra Prakash Cancer Research Foundation, Deharadun. Padaav-Specialty Ayurvedic Treatment, promoted by Ipca Traditional Remedies Ltd , a  growing chain of speciality ayurvedic treatment centres associated   Vaidya Prakash   to disseminate a  protocol … Continue reading

Govt should ban bogus Ayurvedic treatment centres

Sri Lanka: General Manager of Siddhalepa Ayurveda Resort, Wadduwa said that Sri Lanka is has achieved 1,000,000 visitors by end of 2012 while embarking Sri Lanka`s target of 950,000 for the same year. With the emergence of new hotel investments and the development of infrastructure in Sri Lanka, the country has kept its potential for … Continue reading

GAAMA speaks against Ayush Dept’s call for implementing Rule 161 of D&C

Mumbai: MUMBAI:  The Gujarat Ayurvedic Aushadh Manufacturers Association (GAAMA) has strongly disapproved a decision from the Ayush department for including additional details of ingredients used on the packaging of their products. According to this decision, Ayush department has decided to implement Rule 161 of the Drugs & Cosmetics (D&C) Rules, 1945 where some of the … Continue reading