21st International Conference in Yoga

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The 21st International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) will bring together traditional and modern medical systems.

The 21st INCOFYRA will be organized by the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana from 3rd to 7th January’ 2016, at Prashanti Kutiram, Bengaluru.

This conference in yoga will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

The theme of the conference is ‘Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems’.

While we have been largely successful in addressing communicable diseases through various targeted schemes/programs of the Ministry, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are posing a formidable challenge.

These are lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension etc., which can be managed, but not cured. He added that traditional systems of medicine such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani etc., can be integrated with the mainstream medicine system to provide treatment for these NCDs.

The 21st INCOFYRA provides a platform for national and international experts and practioners in traditional systems of medicine to present findings of evidence – based research regarding impact of Yoga etc. on NCDs.

It is time for making efforts for harmonious amalgamation of mainstream/allopathy and traditional medicine system, he added. The Health Ministry is providing logistic support for research being done by the S-VYASA University in this regarding, Shri Nadda stated.

The conclave will be great opportunity to bring expertise of traditional as well as modern medical science from our country and around the world. This will also be an opportunity to learn from recent research in medical systems.

Integration of modern medicine and AYUSH systems is the need of the hour to deal with communicable and non-communicable communicable diseases. Modern medicine rooted in the bio-medical model with a matter-based paradigm will offer proven solutions to most communicable diseases, to diagnose NCDs, large number of surgeries for setting right and even replacing different parts of our body as we do it in machines.

The Yoga Therapy and other systems of AYUSH on the other hand provide not just an effective treatment for NCDs but also help in prevention and promotion of positive health for blossoming well being.

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