India signed an agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to globally promote the conventional Indian healing treatments including Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani and Panchkarma.
The Ministry of AYUSH in India signed a contract with World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote the benefits and use of long-established traditional Indian healing practices like Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani medicine and Panchkarma.
The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) was formed in November 2014 by the government to ensure development and propagation of systems of health care in the country.
Though Yoga is already practiced widely in Europe, America, China and other parts of the world, people know very little about the benefits of Ayurveda, Unani and Panchkarma.
Ayurveda has been integrated in general wellness medical use that includes therapies using different minerals, herbs, leaves, flowers as well as roots of some health beneficial plants. Panchakarma, which means ‘five karmas’ is a part of Ayurveda itself and is done to detoxify the body using five procedures that are said to eliminate negativity from the body. They include purification, decoction enema, instillation of medicine through nostrils, emesis and oil enema.
On the other hand, Unani treatment is based on phlegm, blood, yellow bile and black bile.
WHO took up the responsibility in order to fulfill its medicine strategy that was implemented in 2014 – WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023, that focus on contributing to the worldwide promotion of traditional Indian healthcare systems.
As per the agreement, the country has assigned activities to WHO for developing technical documents under four categories that include benchmarks for training in Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani and Panchkarma.
Along with the boost in use of these Indian therapies around the world, the contract may also bring partnership in encouraging quality, safety and effectiveness of traditional and complementary medicine.