Oncology seminar to focus on ayurveda treatment

Staff Reporter

KANNUR: A two-day national seminar on medical oncology in ayurveda will be conducted by Government Ayurveda College at Pariyaram from April 18.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Saturday, the college Principal, M.R. Vasudevan Namboodiri, said that workshop was intended to introduce to the community Ayurveda's efforts to address the increasing incidence of cancer and isolated cases of effective treatment and management of cancer using herbal and herbo-mineral preparations.

"As lifestyle changes and new eating habits are believed to be among the factors causing cancer, no system of medicine can offer treatment that can give total cure of the disease," Dr. Namboodiri said.

Good results

In most cases, cancer treatment was often found weakening the patients. Though there were cases of good results in Ayurvedic treatment of cancer patients, no efforts were made to present the scientific base of such treatments or to record treatment methods, he said adding that the seminar was organised as an initiative to develop the college into an ayurveda cancer treatment reporting centre.

Experienced ayurveda doctors, doctors from the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, cancer researchers, teachers, students and delegates from other States would participate in the seminar. Nearly 500 people would participate in the seminar being organised in association with the Thycat Moose Vaidyaratnam Oushadashala.

The seminar would be inaugurated by the Health Minister, K.K. Ramachandran, at 4 p.m. on April 18.

Dr. Namboodiri said that the seminar would include classes and discussions aimed at providing information to doctors working in rural areas on cancer diagnosis and ayurveda treatment. The ideas evolving through discussions, classes and papers would be utilised for scientific cancer treatment, he said.

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