Saturday, February 18, 2006

Yoga could give Ayurveda a headstart in US

Yoga perhaps has been India's first offering that touched the American way of life in a such a big way. Today, scores of practitioners in the US access yoga through several thousands centres. The Bikram Yoga, for instance, has some 250 franchisees with close to 50 more coming up in the next few weeks.

Friday, February 17, 2006

2.5 million to take part in Art of Living silver jubilee
Art of Living is celebrating its 25th anniversary from February 17 to 19 in Bangalore. A three-day international conference on human values would mark the celebrations, in which around 2.5 million people from over a hundred countries are expected to participate.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ayurveda drug offers hope for osteo-arthritis

DECKS have been cleared and ethical approvals taken for the final phase of the multi-centric trial to test an ayurvedic drug formulation for the treatment of osteo-arthritis (OA). This unique trial is sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)s ambitious New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) project.

This purely herbal ayurvedic drug formulation, which does not use metals, is being tested at four places— Centre for Rheumatic Diseases (CRD) Pune, KEM Hospital and Swami Prakash Anand Ayurved Research Centre at Mumbai, Nizamuddin Institute for Medical Sciences (NIMS) Hyderabad and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.