This is an extraordinary experience for me - to participate in a conference on Health - MCHCI-2010 as an invited speaker. These two days were very valuable for me to get a glimpse of what health management is today - a complex multi-disciplinary trillion dollar business. I am deeply grateful for being included in this event.
The abstract of my talk is reproduced below.
Self Healing – A sustainable approach to health management
Captain JV Avadhanulu VSM I.N. (Retd)
Current health management approach is cost and energy intensive, rising doubts about its sustainability. A more fundamental concern is related to ‘management’ of diseases as opposed to the real goal of healing. Natural and alternative health care systems are rooted in ancient wisdom and have been coming under severe pressure from advocates of modern medicine. There appears to be a widening rift between these two schools of thought. The pioneering work of Dr. Deepak Chopra, Swami Ramdev, Dr. Jindal, Dr. Devendra Vohra, Louis Hay, Dr. Dean Ornish threw new and scientifically convincing light on Mind-Body connection and the efficacy of Yoga and Naturopathy in healing and health management.
In 1987, the speaker was diagnosed with ischemic heart disease, prolapsed mitral valve, high blood pressure and high blood sugar level. Fortunately, he chose to follow the path of Pranayama, Ayurveda and Yoga. This approach not only healed the incurable diseases but also rejuvenated him, giving a new level of energy, enthusiasm and jest for life. He started offering workshops and retreats based on his personal experience.
In this talk, the speaker shares his personal experiences in healing as well as the impact of the workshops on participants. Simple but powerful self healing techniques have been a major corner stone of his experience. The speaker also intends to experientially share a few techniques, if time permits. The talk emphasizes the importance of self healing as a sustainable approach to health management. Using such techniques does not conflict with modern medicine but allows for appropriate use of` modern medicine. A shift in consciousness; individual and collective; based on inner harmony, and being in harmony with Nature holds the key to sustainable and holistic approach to health.
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