I am glad to know that the Australasian Association of Ayurveda is organizing the “Ayush International Conference” in Melbourne, Australia on 6-7 October 2018. The event is supported by Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.
AYUSH is the abbreviation of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy, which are Indigenous medicine systems practiced in India. These practices have brought succor to many a patient as they are affordable, readily available and holistic in nature, unlike modern medicine which focuses on particular ailments to the exclusion of other illnesses and side effects.
Australia has excellent Health facilities, especially in the tertiary health sector. However, there is scope for Alternative medicines, which could be made available by the Australian Association of Ayurveda. Ayurveda and Yoga have already started gaining traction among people for well being.
I hope that the Conference will be able to bring the message about alternative medical systems to the masses.
I convey my best wishes to the Association for the successful conclusion of the Conference.
Dr. A.M. Gondane
High Commissioner of India to Australia