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The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga
Yoga
and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, homoeopathy, Sowa Rigpa
Sowa Rigpa
(Traditional Tibetan medicine) and other Indigenous Medicine systems. It was created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy
(ISM&H). It is operated under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. AYUSH received its current name in March 2003. The Ministry of AYUSH was formed with effect from 9 November 2014 by elevation of the Department of AYUSH.[1]

Contents

1 Bodies under AYUSH

1.1 Research councils:[2] 1.2 National Institutes:[3] 1.3 Professional councils:

2 Collaborations 3 Criticism 4 References 5 External links

Bodies under AYUSH[edit] Research councils:[2][edit]

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science(CCRAS) Central Council for Research in Siddha Medicine (CCRS) Central Council for Research in Unani
Unani
Medicine (CCRUM) Central Council for Research in Homeopathy Medicine (CCRH) Central Council for Research in Yoga
Yoga
and Naturopathy
Naturopathy
Medicine (CCRYN) Pharmacopoeial Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM) Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL)

National Institutes:[3][edit]

National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
Jaipur
(NIA) National Institute of Siddha, Chennai
Chennai
(NIS) National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata
Kolkata
(NIH) National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune
Pune
(NIN) National Institute of Unani
Unani
Medicine, Banglore
Banglore
(NIUM) Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda
Ayurveda
Medicine, Jamnagar, Gujarat (IPGTR) Rashtriya Ayurveda
Ayurveda
Vidyapeeth(National Ayurveda
Ayurveda
University), New Delhi (RAV) Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga
Yoga
Science, New Delhi
New Delhi
(MDNIY) North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda
Ayurveda
and Homeopathy (NEIAH) All India
India
Institute of Ayurveda, Delhi

Professional councils:[edit]

Central Council of Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy
Medicine (CCH) Central Council of Indian Medicine
Central Council of Indian Medicine
(CCIM)

Central Council of Sowarigpa (Tibetan) Medicine (CCTM) Central Council of Naturopathy
Naturopathy
Medicine (CCNM) Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission

Collaborations[edit]

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL): A collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), set up in 2001, to prevent grant of "bed" patents on traditional knowledge and biopiracy. The digital library is being developed on codified traditional knowledge on Indian systems of medicines such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Yoga. Nearly 805,000 Ayurvedic formulations, 98,700 Unani
Unani
formulations, and 9,970 Sidha formulations have been transcribed in patent application format in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.[4]

Criticism[edit] There is a strong consensus among the scientific community that homeopathy, naturopathy et al are nothing more than placebo.[5][6][7] References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.  ^ "Research councils". AYUSH website.  ^ "National Institutes". AYUSH website. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013.  ^ "Know Instances of Patenting on the UES of Medicinal Plants in India". PIB, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.  ^ Krishnan, Vidya. "AYUSH Ministry rails against global study on homeopathy". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-24.  ^ "India's govt not only believes in homeopathy, it spends money on it". www.dailyo.in. Retrieved 2017-05-24.  ^ Mukunth, Vasudevan. "After BGR-34, Ministry of AYUSH Pushes #Homeopathy4Diabetes". thewire.in. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 

External links[edit]

Ministry of Ayush, Official website Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, official website

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