As the world has been moving away from nature, it is facing various health hazards, including diseases like Renal Impairments, Diabetes, AIDS etc., in spite of tremendous advancement in modern medical science. Ayurveda, which is a medical science embracing nature as well as a philosophy of life as a way of Healthy living, is being recognized as the potential system of medicine all over the world. We find a logical approach towards health and disease in Classical texts of Ayurveda viz. Charak Samhita (Medical Text), Sushrut Samhita (Surgical Text) and Ashtang Sangrah (Compendium on eight branches of Ayurved).
The relevance of Ayurveda in present situation has undoubtedly increased where conventional medicine finds itself unable to fight many diseases. The medical research today is entangled in rapidly increasing struggle against micro-organisms that develop resistance to every new drug tried on them. The patients, not able to bear the brunt of the side-effects of conventional antibiotics are turning to gentler therapies of Ayurveda and other traditional systems. People have been benefited from herbal medicine the world over, often after the conventional treatment has failed.
SHRI DHANWANTRY AYURVEDIC COLLEGE
Education in Ayurveda has a rich tradition. It was taught in the Universities of TAKSHASHILA and NALANDA in ancient times the golden era of Ayurveda. However, it suffered a setback during medieval period and more so during British rule in India. Fortunately, Ayurveda has received a new impetus after Independence and is on its way to revival with proper recognition by the Government of India.
SHRI DHANWANTRY EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (Regd.)
Eleven persons in total, including six renown Ayurvedists (Madan Mohan Pathak, Lal Chand Mittal, Suresh Chand, Nirmal Bhatia, Karan Vir Singh, R.D. Gupta) and Five well educated social workers having faith in ancient system of medicine (B.D. Nanda, Santosh Kumar Aggarwal, Ram Murti Mahajan and J.P. Kapoor) formed a Society namely “Shri Dhanwantry Educational Society” on 02.08.1975, which in turn established an Ayurvedic College and named it after Lord Dhanwantry.
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