Traditional medical system focus on take care of health and well being of the world. In ancient time medical practitioners observed, rationalised (logic) and devised the system of practices and this practices evolved Into traditional medical system. Pillars of the traditional medical system are knowledge, skills and practise and pillars are based on theories, beliefs and experiences of different cultures. Traditional medical system are used for maintaining of health, prevention, physical and mental illness and etc.
WHO report, approx. 80% people use traditional medical system in the world. (directly and indirectly)
- Traditional medical system of India:
India has unique traditional medical system, each system has its own philosophy and India’s traditional medical system practises based on culture, beliefs and tradition.
India’s traditional medical system includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. (AYUSH)
- There are a lot of medical systems in the world but the traditional medical system has quality health care, but there is no complete health care or any medical system in the world that handles all health concerns..
- What is AYUSH:
AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy). The aim of AYUSH is to redefine the health that provides holistic health care. AYUSH Vision is the integration of AYUSH principles with new modern tools and techniques.
Holistic is a Greek word from ‘hollos’ which means whole. Holistic health care includes mental health, physical health, spiritual health, intellectual health, social health and etc..
- AYUSH’S performance in COVID-19:
The ministry of conducted clinical trials and they gave good results, the performance in Covid-19 is proof of AYUSH and it gave a strong base of AYUSH.
Ministry of AYUSH issued guidelines during COVID-19 for healthcare based on Ayurveda and Yoga.
- The reason behind holistic health care:
As we saw, not only physical health is important during COVID-19, but also mental health is important. Many people committed suicide during covid-19. According to the study, the main reason behind suicide is mental illness and at the present time many people understand the importance of mental and physical health. Holistic health care provides them social security in the form of AYUSH.
- The Ministry of AYUSH was established in 2014. AYUSH collaborated and coordinated with ministry of health and family welfare.
National ayush mission is the example of collaboration and coordination. Government of India started health and wellness center, health and wellness center aims to be cost effective services with universal access.
The Ministry of AYUSH and AIIMS jointly launched integration medical at AIIMS and cancer care facilities at National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar.
The Ministry of AYUSH also collaborated with the UK’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Study of ashwagandha to recovery from COVID-19.
Holistic health care connects the mind with the body and soul. It is very effective to adopt the principles of the traditional medical system with new tools and techniques, has a positive impact on the lives of people and also has a positive impact on the economy of the country..
- Improved habits and Good lifestyle
- Prevention from diseases
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Less depression symptoms
- Happy and healthy life
- Improve focused and etc…..
Holistic health care provides them social security, without the social security of health a nation or world cannot develop..
American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.”’.
~ Rahul Sharma from Ojaank IAS Academy