The third batch of students from the Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen, will begin the second phase of their ayurveda course at Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, on Monday as per a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two institutions. Five students from Germany will study at AVS Ayurveda College as part of the collaborative program.

The Germans, including medical professionals, are realizing the need of traditional medical system for their health management. The ayurvedic system has proved its role in tackling chronic diseases successfully,” said Dr. Rampp, assistant director of the chair, at the inauguration of the program for the third batch at AVS Ayurveda College. “Germans are keen on getting advanced clinical training in renowned colleges in India. They want to observe the system in its homeland and like to integrate the ayurvedic system of treatment in their clinics,” said Dr. Syal Kumar.

After his visits to the medical colleges,”Many researches in the field of complementary medicine have been carried out at the Chair in the last 20 years along with patient management for chronic diseases. We will provide financial and technical support to the clinical research on psoriasis to be undertaken at PNNM Ayurveda Medical College,” He also said that the previous batch was happy to learn ayurveda from the authentic and very old institution.

Dr Rampp stressed the need for quality research in ayurveda and publishing papers in international journals to expose traditional medicine to the western world.