Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science in Ayurveda


Welcome esteemed listeners to a thought-provoking session of intellectual exchange on the integration of traditional and modern medicinal practices. Organised by the Dwarkadhish Holistic Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems at NIT Calicut, this discussion steers towards a captivating topic challenging the confluence of ancient wisdom and contemporary science. We have with us Dr. Rishi Mahajan, a vanguard in harmonising the holistic approach of Ayurveda with the precision of modern medicine.

Dr. Mahajan brings a wealth of knowledge and an integrative perspective, merging Ayurvedic principles, which view the body as a confluence of elemental energies like Kapha, Pitta, and Vata, with the systemic and organ-specific understanding prevalent in modern medicine. As the divide between these two systems of healing narrows, we embark on a quest to explore the potential of their union.

Our focus today centres on the intriguing possibility of blending Ayurvedic insights into bodily energies with modern medical systems’ approach to organ-specific diseases. How might the ancient teachings enrich modern medicine’s narrative, providing a more holistic approach to health and disease? Dr. Mahajan’s endeavours offer a glimpse into the future of a unified health science where the balance of energies augments the anatomy of systems. Join us as we delve into the depths of this healing harmony.

Topic Covered:

  1. Modern medicine looks at diseases in terms of organs.
  2. There is awareness that each organ forms part of systems like Digestive,  Vascular systems etc
  3. Ayurveda has a very different approach to the human body and diseases.
  4. Ayurveda deals with three elements of a body: Vatha, Pitha and Kabha.
  5. How can we link these systems together through shared knowledge?

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