All systems of medicines work at different levels and are therefore complementary and not in competition with each other said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal. He was speaking on the topic ‘Therapy and Treatment of Various Systems of Medicines’ at an International Seminar on Mind and Body in Health and Harmony in Asian Systems of Medicine at the India International Centre,New Delhi.
Dr. Aggarwal said that universe is made up of five elements and the science which deals with balance of these elements is Naturopathy. These five elements in the body form three humors based on movement, metabolism and structure and in Ayurvedic language they are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Balancing these three functions is what Ayurveda is. These three elements make seven dhatus (tissues) and they are Rasa (plasma), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle), Medha (fat), Majja (bone marrow), Asthi (Bone) and Shukra (essence) of the human body. Ayurveda is balancing these seven dhatus. Tissues form receptors and organs; organs make up systems and therein lies the role of Allopathy.
When medicines are given in the form of matter, they can be from allopathy (opposite effect), tincture homeopathy (similar effect), fresh herbs (naturopathy) and extracts of the whole (Ayurveda).
When a matter is converted into non-matter before giving it as a medicine, it can be based on the principle of energy (homeopathy) or bhasma therapy of Ayurveda or void, which is beyond energy, and this is what Yoga and Meditation are.
Instead of all pathies working against each other, they should work in harmony with each other. The time has come for doctors of all pathies to sit together in one clinic and decide about a patient.
Earlier the conference was inaugurated by Prof. MGK Menon, an eminent scientist and introduced by Padma Shri Awardee, Dr. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, National Professor of NAMS.