Natural science

Indian “Ministry of Yoga” is doubt by scholars

Индийское «министерство йоги» вызывает сомнения в кругу учёных

In Indoa traditional medicine is supported by the government. Indian prime-minister N. Modi contributed to the system of traditional medicine by creating the Ministry for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy (AYUSH).

Reform will also lead to the implementation of the chapters of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy institutions in the regional all India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Modi begins his day with yoga practice. In September 2014 at the UN he proposed an international yoga day, but 130 countries rejected this initiative.

As there is homeopathy in Europe, as Unani is a kind of ancient Greek medicine, India has its own medical tradition. This traditional system includes to Siddha that occurred at least 10’000 years ago in South India, Ayurveda, waterway no later than the 6th century BC. According to the government of Modi, the Indian system was under oppression during the colonial time, and marginalized after independence in the hands of anglicized elites. At the same time, the people enjoyed these and folk healing practices, rejecting modern medicine.

The Indian initiative is compared with China, where the government began the introduction and modernization of traditional system immediately after the Communist revolution of 1949. There are traditional Chinese herbal drugs was studied in the framework of modern drug development, but to this day, government support for traditional medicine is criticized. In India, concerns are heard more distinctly, because this system has not been studied and its effectiveness has no evidence in research.

// London// 21/11/2014, Sources: Nature