Shri Sripad Naik

I am pleased to know that Australasian Association of ayurveda is organizing AYUSH International Conference and Exhibition with the theme “Prevention and Management of pain and Life style diseases through AYUSH systems of Medicine in Australia from 6th to 7th October, 2018. On behalf of Ministry of AYUSH, I extend our sincere appreciation for the event.

The AYUSH systems of medicines comprising Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy are comprehensive scientific systems of medicine and are potential reservoir of solutions for emerging health problems like Life Style Diseases. These systems are meant to enhance the complete health of a human being, both mental and physical which are essential in the pursuit of Health, Happiness and Long Life. Ayurveda and other Traditional Systems of Medicine by virtue of their holistic approach and cost effectiveness have an edge in dealing with health problems with primary prevention of disease by managing risk factors and determinants of health. Ayurveda emphasizes the practice of healthy life style for healthy persons to prevent diseases and specific lifestyle modifications. for different diseases to arrest the progress of the disease and complications. This unique potential of Ayurveda may be utilized globally for the prevention of Non-Communicable diseases through food and life couselling for the benefit of ailing humanity.

Government of India is fully committed to promotion of AYUSH systems and I hope that the deliberations in the conference would provide opportunity to all the participants to share their experiences and evolve a pragmatic and vibrant approach to deal with the LifeStyle Diseases.

Shri. Shripad Naik
Minister of AYUSH