Extensive researches with a scientific and spiritual attitude have to be undertaken in order to rejuvenate ayurvedic treatment, T Sivadasan, director of Ayurveda Medical Education said.
He was inaugurating a national seminar on Rasayana -‘Ayushyam’- conducted by the Amrita School of Ayurveda under Amrita University at the Ayurveda College Campus at Amritapuri here on Friday.
In his keynote address B S Prasad, principal, KLE Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum presented the concept of Rasayana with respect to Dhatu and Stem Cells. He logically explained the age old concept of ‘dhatu siddhanta’ (theory of tissue formation and differentiation) in the light of modern understanding of stem cell theory. The seminar aimed at highlighting the different aspects of Rasayana was intended as a platform for professionals and students of ayurveda to interact with experts in this field.
There were various scientific sessions on understanding the concept of Rasayana. Rammanohar, director of AVP Research Foundation, Coimbatore, presented the paper on the ‘Biology of Ageing-Ayurvedic Perspective’. He said that ayurveda was the best way of rejuvenation and aging can be kept on hold if Agni, Rasa, Srotas and Ojas, the four critical controls are in proper shape.
Another paper on Validation of Chyavanaprasham, Rasayana an Overview were also presented. B Syamala, principal of Amrita School of Ayurveda, Sankara Chaitanya, medical director, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Parameswaran Potty, S Sasidharan Pillai and Swami Amritakripanandapuri also spoke.