December 29, 2011
School of Medicine, Kochi
“Love can cure diseases. Love can help us renounce all physical, mental and intellectual tensions and thereby bring peace and happiness.”
– Chancellor Amma
Helping people lead healthy, peaceful and happy lives, will be the new Amrita Soukhyam health initiative recently instituted at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
This Integrated Wellness Program will make available the services of ayurvedic experts, nutritionists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, yoga and rehabilitation medicine experts, all under one roof.
“Integrated approach to wellness is not a treatment we will offer,” clarified Dr. Anand Kumar, Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology at the Amrita School of Medicine.
“Rather, the program will encourage people to modify their lifestyles for better health and longevity. For an older person, to change their lifestyle is not an easy task. Our dream is to inculcate positive lifestyle changes in the younger generation,” he elaborated.
Many common diseases afflicting people in these modern times are attributed to lifestyle choices. Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, cancer, cirrhosis, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and obesity.
Greater incidence of some of these diseases such as diabetes and asthma is being seen in younger people as well.
“Every system of medicine has some efficacy. Integrating the systems to come up with a viable health program, is the best prescription one can have,” stated Sri. Jacob Punnoose, IPS, Director General of Police.
The DGP was at the Amrita Health Sciences campus to inaugurate the Amrita Soukhyam Integrated Wellness Program on December 16, 2011.
“System of integrated medicine is an approach with an open mind. You have to quantify using modern metrics, validate the usefulness, distinguish between chance and true efficacy of the system and then hand it over to humanity,” he said.
Amrita Soukhyam will focus on integrating various approaches to enable complete healing of an individual’s body and mind. The inauguration of this wellness program represents yet another milestone in the journey of the super-speciality hospital to serve society.