A little bit on combining
allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine and the benefits of that union
will be said by dr. Goranka Petrović. Goranka, here you go. Good evening!
(applause) I first want to thank Tina for her
applaudable persistence through all these years. It’s not easy to persevere in conditions in
which Ayurveda is not recognized and treated in a way it should be and deserves to be. I’ve been a physician of both
medicines for almost 25 years and as time goes by I’m more and more
convinced of the great value of Ayurveda. It isn’t alternative, it is
complementary to the mainstream medicine And why is that so?
Because it is holistic. As Dr. Kalyan has already said,
it is a system that deals with all levels of our existence from its most subtle
to its most gross form. Conscience comes first,
then the matter follows. As we know, there are 6 phases of a disease: accumulation, aggravation, dissemination, localization and the last two – manifestation
and the final break-down of mechanisms which means complications. Western medicine can only detect those last two phases, whereas Ayurveda detects the previous four, too. These are either asymptomatic conditions
or conditions with atypical symptoms. For example, a patient comes with
a number of various strange symptoms and the western doctor doesn’t find anything and often diagnoses hypochondriasis or
neurosis to that patient, which simply isn’t true. The problem of western allopathic
medicine is that it detects symptoms on a level that is less subtle than Ayurvedic medicine. Subtle symptoms are undetectable
to us, hence we cannot give a diagnosis. And if we haven’t got a diagnosis,
we haven’t got anything to cure. That’s what western medicine is about. Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis with its complementary initial survey detects finer levels of disorders in the body. The more subtle the level we can detect them on, the easier we can get the person’s constitution in balance. This is an immense advantage of Ayurveda. Another thing that fascinates me is the
individualized approach to the patient. The concept of 3 constitutional types
is being explained scientifically these days. Researches that are being done
confirm again and again the greatness of Ayurveda for we are gaining new insights. Let’s see how this works in case studies. One has 3 patients with the same
cancer diagnosis and the same therapy plan. The same medicine will cure one patient,
cause a stagnation of the disease to the 2nd and worsen the symptoms to the third. It happens due to the fact
that those 3 persons are different. It is something that is known to western medicine, too
– it is a relatively new field called pharmacogenomics the principles of which have
been known in Ayurveda for centuries through the concepts of constitutional types – doshas. It is of crucial importance that everyone is
treated according to his constitutional type. We should all bear that in mind. Ayurveda isn’t exclusively herbal medicine but it provides herbal medications and the ones
you can get here are of excellent quality, I’m sure. The supplements are a combination
of several plants that are there for a reason and help the body’s self-healing
process by working in synergy. Not to talk too long, I’ll just repeat
that I’m very grateful this Centre finally came to be. I’ll do my best to help Dr. Kalyan with
my point of view and I hope we’ll be highly efficient. Thank you.

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