Friday, 16 December 2016

Why Ayurveda in Paalaguttapalle.

Local medical systems are very strikingly similar to ayurveda. If village healthcare could shift to indian systems of medicine, people will be enabled to again take charge of their own health

Allopathy as the main system, has disempowered them and derecognized their knowlege system. there is a deep disempowerment that happens, deeper than just health.
Why We Decided To Make Ayurveda The Platform,
- and how the Community Took Charge.
1. Health has always been a felt need in the community. We have tried having doctors come over and give sensible care for our people.
2. Doctors do not move to work in villages, nor make regular visits. This is a ground reality. There are very few people/ doctors willing to live and work in village.
3. We knew how effective and quick ayurveda is – as opposed to popular perception about its ‘slowness’. Fevers, cold, stomach upsets, worms, anaemia, wounds, menstrual complaints, piles … all respond fast. And it builds health – which is critical for the undernourished community.

4.  We also knew one of the finest ayurvedic practitioners as a close friend, teacher, and consultant for all village ailments.

5. Ayurveda matches local health traditions and thus rebuilds confidence of people in their own traditions and knowledge systems.
6. Many of the herbs are locally available – and much treatment can happen thro’ local preparations.
7. We started doing a detailed documentation  on the medical expenses of people. The costs are staggering. Government spending on health is low, and people go to private practioners … and scans and test cost them their souls.  Ayurveda is far less expensive.

8. The community was able to own up handling the medicines as the process of ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment and advice was so close to their own processes.

It has worked out well. Most conditions are locally addressed very effectively. In case of complicated cases they visit Dr. P.L.T. Girija in Chennai 200km away.

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