Rising infertility in both men and women is a cause of concern on the planet despite its overpopulation issues. With the urgency of this issue in mind, Prajnanam’, a first-of-its-kind two-day national seminar on the management of infertility with Ayurveda will be conducted in association with Amrita School of Ayurveda at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on February 1 and 2, 2019.
The seminar will be inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam.
More about the Ayurveda seminar on infertility
Over 1200 participants from across 10 states and 40 Ayurveda institutes across India are expected to participate in this mega event which will be the first of its kind to be organised in the country on the topic of Infertility in Ayurveda’.
The seminar will see presentations and detailed discussions on principles, practices, evaluation and differentiation of female and male infertility and various solutions available as well as the advancements made in Ayurveda.
As part of this seminar, there will be an Ashtanga Hridaya Pryaa (loka recitation) competition on selected lokas from the chapters RasyanaVidhi and VjkaraaVidhi along with research papers and presentations by participants.
Prajnanam 2019 will also witness discussions on infertility by various researchers and expert doctors in the area. The selected abstracts of this conference will be published in an indexed scientific journal.
Which experts will be present at the seminar?
Dignitaries present at the event will include Dr Sujatha Kadam, Dean Academics, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi; Dr Sucharitha L, recognized RAV Guru, Pandit Clinic, Bangalore; Dr MA Asmabi, Govt. Ayurveda Medical Officer, Kerala; Dr Mamatha KV, Medical Superintendent, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi; and Dr Jyothi R Pillai, Assistant Professor Department of Reproductive Medicine among others.
Why is a seminar managing infertility using Ayurveda required?
For couples struggling to have children, infertility is becoming an issue which needs immediate redressal or else it has the potential of dangerously spiraling out of control.
Speaking about the need for the seminar, MR Vasudevan Namboothiri, Principal, Amrita School of Ayurveda said, Prajnanam 2019 will be the largest and the most comprehensive research based seminar to be organised in India, exploring the vast opportunities available in Ayurveda to treat infertility related problems.
In a world that needs vigorous control of population growth, concerns about infertility may seem odd, but the adoption of a small family norm makes the issue of involuntary infertility more pressing. If couples are urged to postpone or widely space pregnancies, it is imperative that they should be helped to achieve pregnancy when they so decide in the limited time available, he added.
How can Ayurveda be used to manage infertility?
Dr Ananth Ram Sharma, Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Amrita School of Ayurveda and organising secretary of Prajnanam, 2019 said, It is estimated that over 27 million families in India are affected by infertility issues. Infertility is causing people physiological, emotional and mental challenges in the long run.
The science of Ayurveda, with its holistic approach can modify every aspect of an individual including physical, emotional and spiritual levels. The Rasayana (rejuvenation therapy) and Vajeekarana (aphrodisiac therapy), which are integral branches of Ayurveda, have great potential in this area, the professor added.
Rasayana and Vajeekarana targeting the agni at the cellular and tissue level modulates the formation and transformation of rasaadi dhatus with optimal quality, generating precursors for a good progeny. We are organising Prajnanam, 2019 to evoke and propagate different perspectives on this noble thought. This seminar is a unique platform for researchers as well as practitioners of Ayurveda to showcase their work in Ayurveda and Infertility’, he said.
About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research institution that has been ranked among the best Universities in India by NIRF, Times Higher Education, QS, etc. The 2018 NIRF Ranking has judged it the eighth best university in India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is spread across six campuses in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Haryana (coming soon) with headquarters at Coimbatore.
World-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, is the founder and Chancellor who has encouraged the university’s R&D departments to focus on developing technologies for uplifting the poor and the needy.