At a press-conference held after the signing ceremony, DE rector Zoltán Szilvássy told to media workers that Western medicine can't fully cope with chronic disease prevention and rehabilitation; it has no answers how to preserve the health of the people while the five thousand year-old Ayurveda science has all the answers to these questions.
Ayurveda is a complex discipline, which includes food and pharmaceutical sciences, philosophy, scientific research, and massage and movement development. The University of Debrecen is advocating Asian medical practices and supporting the initiative to make the Asian medical practice available in Hungary said the rector, adding that cooperation between the two institutions allows the introduction of Ayurvedic training into graduate programs supported by the Indian government and the National Academy of Ayurveda AYUSH.
The first Ayurveda center in Europe is expected to produce medical products by involving local businesses into the initiative; these products then, will be marketed in the European Union.
A 35 year-old Indian expert will help implementing the ancient science into the curriculum of the university; he will also help the work of the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy said the Indian ambassador to journalists. Debrecen has been chosen because the city acts as a pharmaceutical manufacturing center where all necessary knowledge is already available.
The President of National Academy of Ayurveda AYUSH Nilanjan Sanyal added that in an aging society new diseases appear every day and the available treatments are ineffective to treat them; therefore, the whole society can benefit from the combined use of Western medicine and Ayurvedic practices.
According to rector Zoltán Szilvássy, the establishment of the Ayurveda faculty at the University of Debrecen is only the first step in the planned collaboration between the two institutions. Joint scientific and Ayurvedic medical research results later could be introduced in hospital based treatment procedures as well said the rector.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)