Sri Mukam from Maha Periyava for ‘Arokiyam’ News paper in 01-Jan-1963


Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri. S. Venkatesh for sharing this old rare article emphasizing the importance of Ayurvedic medical treatment and blessed by Sri Periyava. Rama Rama




 



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  1. 1)Resolution lies only with Srimukham and Jagadguru., whatever effects of chemical inputs of fooding, the resuting effect is the diseases., Therefore more resesrch needs to be initiated.
    2) previous system of study was gurukul where there were limitations in imparting knowledge,
    in the modernised concept literatures are compiled as books, or made available thru internet..,Learning, referencing, searching is made easier., to what extent this is useful is unkown in this field. In the expanding population where reach to the doctors, location or in its absence atleast descriptive information will be useful.
    3)the letter states of newer foods- basically it was evolved to meet the adequacy of expanding population, yes there may be challenges,
    Study snd researches are required to meet challenges.
    4) chemical processing also was needed considering far reaches and time or needs to even import arising out of challenges
    5) There is no substitute or alternatives to changes in life styles, reorientations to innovative approach, using our elders ancestorial support., more creativity can only be the lead tonthe situation
    6)Last but not the least as Dr.Prof.Hegde suggests allopathy is the need in case of emergencies like surgery or unknown ailments in ayurvedha, it does not mean ayurvedha is outdated, it has enough application for routine life care, systematic application for sickness free life styles, 95% problems can be solved if we start improving rural life and life styles, people may love to take a holiday for health improvement and life and may even migrate, that is the case in sivananda ashram

  2. It is not known whether this magazine is still coming out..
    It is not easy or even possible [ ie economical or financially viable] to publish such magazines these days, unless there is massive circulation, boosted by ad. revenue. It seems much easier to reach a wide public through the largely circulated mass magazines.

    All over the world, there is revival of interest in alternative approaches to health care and healing, as the limitations of allopathy are increasingly recognised. On the one hand there is tremendous publicity for new findings or novel procedures; on the other, there is growing realisation of the unspoken risks and side effects of many modern medical procedures and products. Allopathy appears to have reached its wits’ end. However, allopathy still has strong hold on official circles, and the medical profession through the influence [ mostly sinister] of the drug industry. It is the default system in all countries.
    Ayurveda commands a prominent position in the revival of alternatives. Yet, it suffers from some limitations.
    1.In the modern day, illnesses like heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, stress, mental problems etc are on the rise. These are related to modern lifestyle It is not known what Ayurveda has to offer in these areas or how it proposes to tackle these issues.
    2.Ayurveda is based on herbs and other natural products . But these are now commercially grown, with the aid of chemical inputs . These interfere with the natural properties and effectiveness of Ayurvedic preparations. Reports have appeared to this effect in the Press recently.
    3.Ayurveda is not merely a system of medicine; it is a system to regulate the whole lifestyle- ie it is holistic in approach. The main intent is preventive care. However, widespread pollution of air, water, food stuffs, etc, renders this approach difficult .[Water today is not drinkable unless filtered, yet we do not know the long term effects of filtering; vegetables and fruits are grown with chemical inputs at every stage; they are also genetically modified; these chemicals are not removable by mere washing in water and they accumulate in our body; grains and pulses are hybrid or genetically modified;what we consume as milk today is a mix of chemicals, as the cows/buffaloes are raised on chemicalised feeds and not on natural food stuff; no one can say what the so called ‘ghee’ contains today.] In the circumstances, how can Ayurveda deal with these problems?
    Hypertension and diabetes are two of the most prominent modern illnesses and these are rising in India.The allopathic medicines currently prescribed are admitted to be having adverse side effects. Yet Ayurveda seems to have no effective treatment for these; Ayurvedic doctors prescribe their own medicines, yet advise to continue the allopathic drugs! In serious cases, they ask patients to approach regular hospitals.
    Ayurvedic enthusiasts are interested in seeing how these problems are addressed.
    One more thing needs attention. Most Ayurvedic doctors today are the products of mass-produced college systems, in contrast to the practice of the prominent Ayurvedic practitioners selecting, teaching and training their students that prevailed till a generation or two ago. The old doctors belonged to certain traditions. Many young doctors today do not even check the ‘naadi’ to diagnose. In medicine, more than in the other professions, intuition and innate ability ( gift of healing) have a definite role to play. Where the approach is mass-based and mechanical, one does not know how intuition will prevail.

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