Modern diagnostics, ayurveda care ideal during pregnancy: Doctors | Nagpur News

Nagpur: Integration of modern diagnostic tools and Ayurvedic approach of medicinal treatment during pregnancy can ensure a healthy baby with good physical as well as intellectual growth, claimed obstetricians and gynecologists from ayurveda stream on Monday. These doctors have formed an independent association, OBGY Society Centre, under the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) recently.
The society will be holding its maiden international conference in Nagpur in February.
“Pregnancy and delivery are natural processes and it’s wrong to consider them as complications or diseases. In ayurveda, there are specific guidelines for pregnant women. It has been proved through experience that living a normal life following natural remedies can ensure normal delivery in many women,” said Dr Priyanka Nakade, secretary of the OBGY Society Central.


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Login to view resultDr Nakade claimed that modern diagnostic tools like ultrasound and Doppler are available and handy these days to prove the effectiveness of ayurvedic treatment.

“The idea of integration is to let ayurveda practitioners use modern diagnostic tools and make this ancient medical practice more evidence-based,” she said and claimed that ayurveda has great treatment options for infertility, and also has scope for surgeries and surgical deliveries too.

The international conference is named ‘Sushruti-2023’ after sage Sushruta, who is recognized as father of surgery by both traditional and modern schools of medicine. The theme of the conference is ‘The womb and wound saga’.

Organizers claimed that Union Ayush minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Union minister for MSME Narayan Rane have given their consent to attend the conference.

More than 450 registrations have already been received and organizers are expecting it to cross the 1,200-mark. Ayurveda doctors from OBGY fields from all parts of the country are registering for this conference which is to be held at Datta Meghe Ayurvedic Medical College.
“Even the modern school of medicine considers Acharya Sushruta as a father of surgery. In Maharashtra, ayurveda doctors are allowed to perform many surgeries including the C-Section. The international conference will provide an advanced approach towards surgeries to PG students as well as practicing doctors,” said Dr Ravindra Bothra, patron of the conference.

Dr Shantidas Lunge, president of NIMA Nagpur, said that there are more ayurveda doctors in rural healthcare system. “Majority of government health centers are handled by BAMS doctors. Even in cities, the residential medical officers in many hospitals are from ayurveda backgrounds. So, they must learn modern techniques,” he said.


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