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INDIAN MINISTER FOR YOGA AND AYURVEDA VISITS THE MAHARISHI AYURVEDA HEALTH CENTRE IN BAD EMS

2016

On the occasion of the European World Ayurveda Congress, organized by the European Ayurveda Association (EAA) on 15 and 16 October 2016 in Koblenz, the Indian Minister for Ayurveda and Yoga, Hon. Shripad Yesso Naik, together with his advisory staff visited the Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems for a 2-hour session.

Since its foundation 24 years ago, more than 25,000 patients from all over the world have been treated at the clinic, which has won numerous awards worldwide. The Indian Minister and his team were extremely impressed by the high standards of the private clinic, as well as by Häckers Grandhotel and the beautiful spa architecture of the charming spa town on the River Lahn.

The conference, organized by the EAA in cooperation with the Indian government, was attended by about 50 renowned Ayurveda speakers. Lothar Pirc, Managing Director of Bad Emser Privatklinik, held two lectures at the scientific conference in Koblenz and was invited as an expert on two panel discussions.

Dr. Girish Momaya, Director of MERU, Netherlands, secretary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for more than 30 years, presented to the minister and the congress participants the uniqueness of the consciousness-based approach of Maharishi Ayurveda and Maharishi’s great contribution to spread Ayurveda in the world. Dr. Walter Mölk, Director of the International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, Netherlands, spoke on the subject: Is the Veda the blueprint of the human body and even more basic than the DNA?

The patronage for the congress was the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Roger Lewenz. The well-attended congress was attended by numerous experts from more than 30 countries as well as the Indian ambassadors from Berlin and from Brussels for the EU. At the conclusion of the congress on Sunday evening, almost 50 honorary guests visited the Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic in Bad Ems, comprised of Ayurveda organizations from 15 countries, including the former Hungarian Prime Minister, Dr. Peter Medgyessy, as well as Ayurveda professors and researchers from India, Europe and America. In addition to a lecture on the clinic, the guests received a guided tour through the premises and the treatment departments, as well as a final ayurvedic gourmet dinner. It was an all-round successful event for Maharishi AyurVeda as well as for the spa town of Bad Ems.

Almost 50 honorary guests, delegates of the Ayurveda congress in Koblenz, among them world-famous Ayurveda professors as well as the former Prime Minister of Hungary, during the welcome address at the Maharishi Ayurveda Clinic Bad Ems. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh (1.v.l.), Prof. Dr. Vasant Lad (4.v.l.)

Guided tour through the treatment rooms of the Maharishi AyurVeda Clinic Bad Ems

Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas, Ayurveda expert of the Maharishi Ayurveda Clinic Bad Ems, and Managing Director Lothar Pirc in the exchange of experiences with the special guests after dinner.

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The Minister of State of the Indian Central Government to visit the Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems

2009

The Health Minister of the Indian government meets leading Maharishi Ayurveda representatives in Bad Ems.

A high-ranking delegation of the Indian government visited the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems on Friday, October 9, 2009. The delegation included Mr. Sh. S. Gandhiselvan, Health Minister of State of the Indian Government, accompanied by Ms. Jalaja, Secretary General of the Health Ministry of AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), as well as Mr. Dr. Sharma, Ayurveda advisor of the Indian government. They were following the recommendation of Mr. Prof. Dr. Lavekar, the chief executive of the Central Council for research on Ayurveda. He initially visited Bad Ems Germany in September 2009 to personally get an insight into the development of Ayurveda in Germany.

Ayurveda as an Alternative System of Health Care

Leading representatives of the most important German association and corporation of Maharishi Ayurveda met with the Indian delegation, which visited Ayurveda organizations throughout Germany. In the meeting, which latest several hours, the discussion was primarily about the possibility of establishing Ayurveda as an alternative, holistic medicinal system of health care. Additional topics included exploring the possibilities of the expansion of scientific research about Ayurveda and the training of doctors.

Two years ago, the then Indian health minister Ms. Panabaka Lakshmi visited Bad Ems. Ottmar Canz, mayor of the City of Bad Ems, was very pleased about the continued relations between the Indian government and the Ayurveda Health Centre. He cordially greeted the new delegation in a brief welcoming speech, presented the guest with a gift and received a present in return.

After a tour of the Centre and several presentations, the representatives of the Indian government organizations were impressed by the more than 25 years of development of Maharishi Ayurveda in Germany. The closing gesture of the guests, a note in the guestbook of the Ayurveda Health Centre, reads as follows: “We from India are very delighted to visit this esteemed Maharishi establishment. It’s indeed remarkable how Ayurveda is being propagated and promoted vigorously by this organization. Our delegation comprising the Minister of State for Health & Family, Welfare; Secretary of Government of India; AYUSH & Advisor (Ayurveda) wish this organization all success in all its endeavors.” After the visit the delegation travelled to an Ayurveda congress in Baden-Baden.

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The Indian Minister of Health visits Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems

2007

The Minister of State for the Ministry of Health of the Indian government, Panabaka Lakshmi, gathers information in Bad Ems about the development of Ayurveda in Germany.

This year the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems welcomed a very special guest. As part of a tour throughout Germany, the Indian Minister of State for the Ministry of Health visited the Ayurveda Health Centre to gather information about the range and quality of Ayurveda in German Ayurveda facilities. Therapy, training, research and quality control were the main points of focus of the discussion in which the consul general of the Indian embassy in Frankfurt, Ashok Kumar, mayor of the city Bad Ems, Ottmar Canz, as well as Shantanu Banerji and Gudrun Buchzik of MTC-Maharishi Ayurveda Products participated.

The highlight of the meeting was a tour through the 14,000 sq. ft clinic and treatment rooms during which the medical director, Dr. Karin Pirc, explained the range and process of the Ayurvedic treatments. The meeting continued at the Gartensaal (lecture hall) of the centre and in the following two hours studies and publications on Maharishi Ayurveda as well as the training guidelines of the German Association for Ayurveda (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ayurveda – DGA) and the quality standards of the more than 800 certified Maharishi Ayurveda products were presented.

The Minister of Health was especially impressed by the Maharishi Ayurveda studies on prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Financed by the American government, these research activities are the basis for a close cooperation between the Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems and a specialized cardiological practice in the area. The Ayurveda health centre is currently arranging this cooperation. Dr. Karin Pirc is presenting additional studies on detoxification, rejuvenation and the reduction of environmental toxins in the physiology. She emphasizes that further scientific Ayurveda research is desirable. The scientific advisors, composed of several scientists of the German Association for Ayurveda (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ayurveda – DGA) together with some of the most well-known Ayurveda experts of India, could serve as a link between the Indian and German research activities. For more than a decade, the DGA has trained German physicians to be Ayurveda doctors. This is partially directed by doctors and professors of Indian universities.

The Minister of State for the Ministry of Health of the Indian government, Panabaka Lakshmii (3. from left)

The Indian Health Minister got informed on the progress of treatment, education, research and quality control of the Maharishi Ayurveda.

Quality control, monitoring of raw materials and international certified production for Maharishi Ayurveda products were topics introduced by Shantanu Banerji and Gudrun Buchzik from MTC-Maharishi Ayurveda Products. Europe is setting a high standard for purity and quality of Ayurveda products by having essential certificates like DIN ISO, HACCP, WHO-GMP and the BDIH- and organic seal.