National seminar on homoeopathy begins
VARIOUS ISSUES related to AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome), including its spread, prevention and the role of homoeopathy in controlling the disease were discussed on the first day of the two-day national seminar on homoeopathy that began here today.
Two scientific sessions were held during the day after the seminar was inaugurated at Gandhi Bhavan in the morning. V P Singh from the Central Council on Homeopathic Research, New Delhi, read a paper on his study on homoeopathy. G B Ramteke talked about the approach of modern science towards AIDS.
Speakers discussed how AIDS spreads, its comparative percentage in males and females, the more vulnerable of sexes towards AIDS, areas in India where AIDS was more widespread and possible ways of curbing its spread further.
It was informed that the syndrome affected the CD-4 cells and when more than 50 per cent of these cells were infected the disease acquired incurable stage. When the infection reached the immuno-suppressant stage, the otherwise innocuous bacteria in the body also became opportunistic and started causing harm to the body, the speakers stated.
Union Government’s AYUSH department sponsored the seminar being organised by the Model Government Autonomous Homoeopathic College and Hospital.
Seminar convener Prof Dr Premnidhan Pal Choudhury informed that two scientific sessions would be held on the last day. The topic would be ‘Maternal and Infant Health through Homoeopathy’.