Indian Spinal Injuries Centre is partnering Netherlands-based Ayurvedic medicine chain Vaidyaraja to start a first-of-its-kind multi-medicine facility in India that will bring all streams of alternative medicine including Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and many more indigenous medical systems under the same banner.
The facility proposed to be created, is not just a first in India but also a first in the world, and will be managed and operated under the banner of Vaidyaraja, who have clinics, products and training facilities in India and Europe.
The multi-medicine facility will not only bring multiple alternative medicine systems together but will also promote scientific research involving studying, testing and recording ancient and traditional medicines and therapies. It will also invest heavily in researching and testing of products available in traditional medical systems, to establish scientific proofs of their efficacy.
The facility will have medical systems of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Tibetian, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, as well as accepted and credible cures from traditional Indian localized and tribal medical systems, all dispensed under the same banner along with modern medicine.
“This is the first of its kind facility that envisages bringing together all available medical systems in India under one roof. People have for centuries benefited from indigenous, herbal and nature-based treatments. Even a number of indigenous tribes in India have preserved their age-old traditional treatment systems which are efficacious and can benefit the larger world. Our multi-medicine facility has been designed to bring together all such sources of rich information and help them grow for the larger good of mankind. We will record and monitor all treatments as per best practices in the world, which we already do in our clinics in Europe and India,” says Dr Sangitha Khosla, one of the Founders of Vaidyaraja which works extensively in The Netherlands, Lithuania and other parts of Europe, besides India.
The Founders of the facility Drs Sangitha and Virje Khosla have been active practitioners of natural health care practice since 1985. Their practice was developed on the basis of traditional family natural health care practiced by their grandfather.
Most traditional medicine streams are based on established knowledge and practices relating to promotion of positive health and prevention of diseases. Arguably India’s most famous export, Yoga is providing benefits to people across the world today. It is essential today to combine the knowledge and wisdom of these traditional medical systems with the benefits of modern western medicine to promote comprehensive well-being.
“When it comes to different streams of medicine, it is not an either or scenario. Different medical systems have been developed by different civilizations over centuries and all of them have valuable medical benefits that need to be preserved and further bolstered. We believe that all available medical systems can co-exist and borrow from each other and patients can benefit by their collective knowledge together. Our multi-medicine facility will help promote research and scientific testing to establish evidence-based medical practice,” says Dr. H S Chhabra, who is also Chief of Spine Service & Medical Director at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi.