KOLLAM: Amrita School of Ayurveda started its two-day national seminar on neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) on Friday. Mata Amritanandamayi Math general secretary Purnamritananda Puri inaugurated the event titled Prajnanam 2015. Medical director of the school Sankara Chaitanya delivered the welcome speech.
The seminar, being held as part of the decennial celebrations of Amrita School of Ayurveda explores the potentials and possibilities of ayurveda in the control and cure of various neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsonism, Alzheimer’s disease etc.
“On the first day, the seminar discussed what Ayurveda can offer for treating NDD based on the elaborate understanding provided by modern medicine,” Dr Anantharam Sharma, a panchkarma expert of Amrita School of Ayurveda, said.
‘Sodhaneeya Siddhi’, a book written by him and his wife Dr Prathibha Sharma was released by Purnamritananda Puri. The book is a practical guideline to doctors on the purification therapies in ayurveda. Avabodhini, the newsletter of Amrita School of Ayurveda was also released on the occasion.
During the scientific session, Dr Gireesh, DM Neurologist, MCH, Chennai, talked about the comprehensive approach to NDD. This was followed by two paper presentations in the afternoon. Over 600 delegates from many leading national health universities in the country are attending the seminar.