A Re-orientation Training Program in Prasutitantra and Streeroga sponsored by Ayush – Govt. of India and coordinated by the National Ayurveda Academy was conducted from November 30 to December 5 at the Amrita School of Ayurveda.
The disciplines of Prasutitantra and Streeroga find a parallel in the modern displines of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. About twenty-five delegates, mostly practitioners and teachers of this subject from all over the country attended the training program.
Dr. Manjari Dwivedi, Dean of Ayurveda at the Banaras Hindu University was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. Dr. Dwivedi emphasized the need to become aware of new and emerging techniques to help with prevention of complications during pregnancy.
Classes were conducted on normal labor, abnormalities of labor, psychological problems in obstetrics and gynaecology, disorders during pregnancy, uterovaginal displacements and diagnosis of genital carcinomas.
One of the most discussed topics was regarding the popularization of ayurvedic methods in pregnancy care during and after delivery.
Delegates visited the 1300-bed super-specialty hospital in Kochi, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Here they had an opportunity to view live demonstrations of different surgical procedures including mayomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, caesarian and ultrasonography.
Back at the Amrita School of Ayurveda they participated in demos of different types of ayurvedic therapies for the management of gynaecological diseases. The highlight among these was a demonstration on colposcopic detection of early developing cancer in there uterine cervix.
In a session conducted at the Amrita Life Manufacturing Unit, delegates learned about the preparation of ayurvedic medicines commonly used in Prasutitantra and Streeroga.
A Cancer Detection Camp was also conducted in collaboration with the Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum as part of the training program. Over 100 people, mostly inhabitants of Karunagappally Taluk, attended.
Several delegates including Dr. Priya Shankari from Coimbatore, Dr. Vandana from Bangalore and Dr. Deepak Kumar Gosamy from Assam remarked that the training program was excellent.
“Nowhere in India, have we attended such a well-organized re-orientation training program”, stated Mr. Marleshwar, a delegate from the Podar Ayurveda Medical College, Mumbai.
Dec 16, 2009
School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri