Acharya Manish is a renowned proponent of Ayurveda. He is the founder of Shuddhi Ayurveda. He is working on the herb-based medicinal treatment protocol – Ayurveda. Acharya Manish playing important role in India to promoting Ayurvedic Treatment. In an interview to My Medicalpeida, Mr Jha spoke to Acharya Manish on the importance of Ayurveda in the present scenario
Many people are doubtful about the ‘evidence base’ for Ayurvedic treatment? What do you have to say on this?
Ayurveda, which means (Science of life), is not a new discovery of medicine. It’s a traditional medicine and steeped in a rich history that goes back to 5000 years. The genesis of Ayurveda took place in India, as the science-based on herbal medicines originated in India, our ancestors have been using it for ages and with remarkable success. To know the evidence, it’s important to know-how Ayurveda works. Ayurveda approaches the body holistically, senses, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda uses innumerable ayurvedic herbs that have medicinal properties.
Many renowned medical researchers across the world have studied Ayurveda closely and found that it has remarkable medicinal properties. They have concluded that there are zero side effects of these medications. Published medical journals enumerate the anti-viral properties of Ayurvedic herbs and how they are rich in antioxidants. We have over 300 products under the banner of “Shuddhi,” our Ayurveda label. Among these, there are more than 25 packages. Each package has five or more Ayurvedic products. Our main centre is at Zirakpur on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Apart from this, the brand has 125+ clinics in the country, where hundreds of people are treated every day with Ayurveda’s help.
Many people understand Ayurveda’s basic philosophy but say: ‘How am I ever going to apply all of this in my Western life? There’s so much to think about.’ What would you tell them?
Ayurveda is the way of living life. You have to be disciplined to live a healthy life. It helps to maintain a balance between the interrelated relationships within the body and mind. Moreover, to rejuvenate the human body and mind, we have “Health Gurukul,” a health resort. In Health Gurukul, a guest can stay for 3 days & reverse many lifestyle diseases by natural healing methods. The centre is located on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway at Dera Bassi near Chandigarh.
We also have Panchkarma centers. One will have to take out a little time for oneself so that the body gets rid of toxins and rejuvenates; this will help it counter any disease. You have to consult a knowledgeable practitioner. We have appointed expert ayurvedic doctors in “Shuddhi’s” clinics who suggest medications after taking a complete history from patients. This is followed up by advice to patients to take particular formulations to detoxify the body. After this, the next step is working on rejuvenating one’s body. The final step is the healing of the body. All the medicines work on these main principles. It is not that difficult; once you make these formulations a part of your life, things will start falling into place despite your busy schedules.
What is your view on the importance of traditional/ayurvedic medicine?
Ayurveda is a traditional healing system, which offers a complete protocol that helps one live a healthy and long life. The Ayurvedic medicines eliminate the impurities from the body, which increase self-healing resistance against the disease. It cures the disease from its roots without any side effects, while on the other hand, allopathy suppresses a disease by acting on its symptoms, which might lead to other health complications.
At ‘Shuddhi’ we have medicines that act as very good immunity boosters. The medicinal combination includes the following- Vishhar Ras having high anti-viral properties, thirty-two (32) herbs tea containing 32 medicinal herbs having antioxidant properties, and Ayur AP with elements helpful in increasing immunity. ‘Shuddhi Ayurveda’ is running this campaign under its “Healthy & Disease Free India” project.
Ayurveda has a good combination of immunity booster medicines made using traditional herbs. Giloy, Ashwagandha, Tulsi have proven medical properties that help boost immunity and keep viruses and pathogens at bay. On the other hand, medicinal herbs like elaichi, dalchini, turmeric, black pepper, and dried ginger are also proven to have medicinal properties.