Art of living to host ayurvedic seminar on diabetes

Bangalore, India
3rd December 2014

As part of Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital's Decennial Year celebrations

In a unique confluence of the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda, and the modern-day health challenge of diabetes, The Art of Living is hosting a two-day National Seminar “Madhumeha Jignasa” on 6th-7th December, 2014, at its International Center at Bengaluru.

The Seminar is being held by the Art of Living’s Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital (SSCASRH) – which was established in 2004 -   as part of the Hospital’s Decennial Year celebrations. Participants will deliberate on Ayurveda’s important contributions and ongoing advances and developments in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living, will inaugurate the seminar on the 6th of December. Mr. U.T Khader, Minister for Health, Government of Karnataka; and Mr. Sharan Prakash Patil, Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka will be the Chief Guests. The same evening, Mr. Shripad Yasso Naik, Hon. Minister of State (Independent Charge) – Ayush, will deliver a special address and Shri Vaidya Devendra Triguna will be the Guest of Honor.

Noted doctors, professionals and scholars in the discipline of Ayurveda will present papers on patho-physiological aspects of diabetes and recent trends and advances in Ayurvedic diagnoses and treatment.

“The rapid and large increase of Type-2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions and the SSCASRH, through this National Seminar, aims to bring focus on and enable a better understanding of Ayurveda’s contributions in the discipline of diabetic treatment and care”, says Dr. Prof. Sarbeshwar Kar, Chairman, Organizing committee, Madhumeha Jignasa.

A very significant aspect of the seminar proceedings will be the management of diabetic complications through the various branches of Ayurveda, especially in the management of diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic ulcer, and the proven benefits of Ayurvedic detoxification processes, lifestyle changes, yoga and diet management in delaying onset of complications. Gestational diabetes - another vital area of concern - will also be discussed.

The holistic approach of Ayurveda stresses appropriate diet management and the adoption of proper regimen to support the efficacy of medication in improving the health and well-being of diabetic patients.