In an effort to mitigate the ill effects of non-communicable chronic diseases, Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island, in Abu Dhabi has launched an Ayurvedic department to provide evidence-based treatments to multiple medical conditions. The centre, led by a team of extensively experienced doctors, follows a novel treatment approach, which blends modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda to achieve desirable outcomes.
The Ayurveda clinic called “Vaidyashala” was inaugurated by Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy. Vaidyashala aims to provide complementary treatment to chronic diseases such as arthritis, back pain, allergies, and asthma, migraine, skin diseases, and gynaecological problems.
The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been actively working to promote traditional Indian systems of medicine including Ayurveda in the UAE, said Bayyapu. “Traditional medicine has an important role in contemporary community healthcare due to its unique characteristics that promote health, prevent disease, and provide cure, rehabilitation, and rejuvenation.
“COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for the change in the lifestyle of the people particularly towards immunity-enhancing steps. Ayurveda highlights the positive role of traditional medicine and practices in enhancing immunity. India can play a major role in meeting the requirements of world markets through the promotion of Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine,” he added.
Burjeel Day Surgery Center has set up a full-fledged Ayurveda clinic to provide all curative therapies. This includes abhyangam (traditional Ayurvedic body massage), thala pothichil (head massage), tharpanam (treatment for eyes), ayurvedic facial, and many other packages for specific causes.
Dr. Shyam Vishwanathan, Head of Vaidyashala, said they would be providing complete care to patients at the centre for all major illnesses and medical conditions. “The science and practice of Ayurveda have been proven and recognized by the World Health Organization. The practice of Ayurveda would be hugely beneficial to the patients, particularly the elderly population, in providing necessary relief to them by reducing the effects of chronic diseases. At Burjeel Day Surgery Center, we will be following an integrative approach, where modern medicine and Ayurvedic practice would be a blend for ideal results,” he said.
The medical facility has launched the Ayurveda department ‘Vaidyashala’ on the occasion of celebrating its third anniversary. The Ayurveda centre is also offering programs for weight loss, post-natal care, detox therapies, and lifestyle modification.