Ayurveda, the ‘Science of Life’, is the traditional system of medicine and health care of the Indian subcontinent, characterised by unique methods for achieving physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. Its traditional goal is “to maintain good health in those who are healthy, and to heal disease in those who are sick” (prevention and cure). Ayurveda has been passed down uninterruptedly from India's Vedic civilisation to the present time, maintaining the original Vedic texts as its source and stable reference. EURAMA fully respects and upholds this precious tradition.
Traditionally, the application of Ayurvedic methods of diagnosis and treatment is in the hands of well-trained physicians (“Vaidyas”, knowers of reality).
It is the purpose of EURAMA to establish Ayurveda within Europe as a holistic system of medicine, applied by doctors and Vaidyas for the restoration and maintenance of health in their patients, including all of its diagnostic and therapeutic methods and the utilisation of its pharmacopoeia.
For Europe, our perspective of Ayurveda is its application as “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) along with modern medicine and scientific research, especially in areas where modern medicine does not fulfil our expectations concerning safety and efficiency (in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases).
EURAMA is designed to facilitate the creation of a regulatory framework for the safe and legal use of Ayurveda in all the countries of Europe. To achieve this goal, EURAMA will give special emphasis to scientific research and to providing higher education and training for medical professionals in Ayurvedic theory and clinical practice.
It is our firm belief that through these activities, Ayurveda will gain the position it deserves within the European health care systems. EURAMA invites all doctors, Vaidyas, and scientists – regardless of their education and school of thought within the field of Ayurveda – to participate in this great endeavour.
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