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Natural Healing Systems - Ignoring our Legacy

Natural Healing Systems - Ignoring our Legacy, naya haryana, नया हरियाणा

14th September 2014

Naya Haryana

Haryana is a land of wondrous natural bounty, and the sages of olden times made this region their home due to the plentitude of healing properties attributed to the flora of the region. The early history of Haryana is full of references to healers and physicians who used herbs, minerals, and other natural products to effect cures and get people rid of diseases. Natural healthcare is part of the state's rich legacy and a matter of pride. Haryana has a long tradition of Ayurvedic and Unnani healers and healing centers but this rich heritage is on the verge of being completely wiped off in the face of the state administration's neglect. The natural healing that was carefully studied, taught, and practiced in ancient Haryana was holistic and aimed for the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of the people of the state.

The study of natural medicines and streams such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unnani, and Homeopathy are not actively promoted by the state government of Haryana. Currently there are 9 colleges of Ayurveda spread across the various districts including Rohtak, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, and Yamunanagar. Despite the neglect faced by the state administration, the Ayurvedic colleges of haryana have been producing excellent healers. Most of them are unable to reach the masses due to a lack of advertisement and awareness among the people. The use of natural and indigenous medication for curing various ailments and retaining good health may bring about a drastic change in the well-being of Haryana society. The natural remedies are also a lot more affordable for the poor people and for rural residents.

Apart from promoting these natural streams of healthcare and medicine, the government needs to facilitate the setting of medical care units, clinics, and hospitals which provide natural medicine. Introducing natural medicine in existing hospitals and medical facilities is a great option  one that is ignored by the government currently.

Promoting Haryana's natural heritage and helping the natural healers practicing in the state to connect and communicate with international facilities will bring the state much needed recognition and growth. Natural healing techniques are increasingly in demand the world over and our state has been perfecting these since Vedic ages. The government needs to set up centers that help natural healers to patent their medicines, produce, and export them. Unless an active effort is taken up by the state government to promote and facilitate the different natural healing systems of the state, these face the risk of obliteration and our state will remain devoid of their rich benefits.


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