By Bipin Sharma
Pics by: Harsh Verma
A healthcare event titled “Wellness beyond Frontiers” was organized by Society for Holistic Advancement of Medicine (“SOHAM”) & Acupuncture Science Association (ASA), India at the Indian Medical Association Hall, New Delhi on 10th April, 2107. The event comprised a session on “Pearls of Wisdom” by industry stalwarts and top medical experts followed by a medical seminar on “Regenerative Medicine” comprising Laser Acupuncture and Stem Cell-PRP Therapy as complementary and all integrative Holistic Medicare. The key coordinator of the event was Dr. R. K. Tuli, the Global Pioneer of Holistic Medicine and Founder of Society for Holistic Advancement of Medicine “SOHAM”. Dr. Tuli’s list of successful beneficiaries from a vast range of conventionally incurable diseases includes the who’s-who of the country comprising a former President of India, Prime & Chief Ministers, Governors, Cabinet ministers, top bureaucrats and Armed Forces personnel, various celebrities of India and overseas, etc. Other event coordinators included Dr Debasis Bakshi, General Secretary, Acupuncture Science Association, ASA; Dr Inderjeet Singh President ASA, Punjab and Dr Rajesh Bhayana President ASA, Delhi.
The Chief Guest of the event was the Global Beauty and Wellness Ambassador Padmashri Shahnaz Husain, known the world over for promoting Ayurveda in the Beauty and the Wellness segment. The audience gave her a standing ovation for bringing laurels to the nation by becoming a ‘subject of study’ in the Harvard Business School curriculum.
The Guest of Honours of the event were Padmashri & Dr B.C. Roy Awardee Dr K.K. Aggarwal (a distinguished physician-cardiologist and an active proponent of Body-Mind medicine), besides Major Vishal Bakshi (VSM), MD of VR Industries, who is dedicated to the health of the nation through healthy organic nutrition. The Speaker at the Seminar was Dr Shahzad Anwar, President, Pakistan Acupuncture Council, and a famous Medical Doctor dedicated to Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine.
After the traditional lamp lighting ceremony, the memento’s and the “SOHAM” mascots were presented to the distinguished dignitaries Shahnaz Husain, Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anwar and Major Vishal Bakshi.
Dr K. K. Aggarwal emphasized on the fact that all forms of treatments are eventually aimed at serving the humanity and curing the sick and the infirm.
Addressing the gathering, Shahnaz Husain said, “I compliment Dr R. K. Tuli and his fellow colleagues for organizing this brilliant event aimed largely at making the world a better and a healthy place to live in. ‘Ayurveda’ holds the vital key to attaining a state of complete well-being of body, mind and soul. It offers some of the most incredible solutions to protective, preventive and even corrective cosmetic-care. More significantly, Ayurveda does wonders in curing the root causes, rather than symptoms and in activating the body’s natural healing processes. The creation of a dedicated Ministry of AYUSH in the year 2014 by the Government of India has done a world of good for ensuring the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH systems of healthcare. The new Ministry has paved the way for focused attention for development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. Despite Ayurveda’s prominent place in modern cosmetic care, it really aches to see beauty empires pumping billions of dollars into a hysterically mad cosmetic industry, selling youth and dreams in bottled jars. In that context therefore, selling a civilization in a jar was not easy at all. Treatments that were lost in the mists of time have been revived and viewed in the light of modern scientific techniques. Along with the ageless Indian philosophies of Yoga and Meditation, the holistic system of Ayurveda too has gained widespread popularity. I have perpetually strived to educate the public on how the chemical ingredients and pollutants gradually increase the toxic build-up in the system. The accumulation of certain chemicals over a sustained period of time poses grave threat of rattling various body functions like blood and lymph circulation. Some have been known to affect the healthy functioning of the kidneys. The long term exposure to synthetic and chemical ingredients causes enough degeneration to hasten the manifestation of ageing signs. Plant products and natural ingredients with their specific curative properties are all part of Ayurveda, the oldest and the most organized system of herbal healing in the world. Herbs have powerful healing properties and copious benefits for skin and hair care. They have definite protective, preventive and corrective actions. It is my conviction that the economy of the country can get a big boost by promoting India as a “Health, Beauty and Wellness Destination”. By incorporating some systemic changes, and getting all stakeholders on board, India stands strategically poised to win a lion’s share of the ‘Beauty and Wellness’ business on a global level, and the day is not far, when India would get recognized as the ‘Beauty and Wellness Capital’ of the world. I have always stated on public forums, the humungous scope of Medical Tourism business in India keeping in mind its ‘state of art healthcare infrastructure’ and ‘super specialists’ in different fields. Besides our conventional system of medicine, we have other curative treatments like the Ayurveda, Naturopath, Homeopath, Yoga, Reiki, Acupuncture, Spa treatment to offer to medical tourists. By taking Ayurveda to every corner of the globe, I wish to realize my dream of seeing India taking the lead in the International Cosmetic Industry with Ayurvedic Beauty Care.
In his brief speech, Major Vishal Bakshi said, “VR Industries enjoys a three decade harmonious relationship of serving the Armed Forces offerings its healthy eating products through nationwide network of CSD Canteens. With its two flagship brands namely ‘8AM’ and ‘Golden Gate’, the company has managed to carve a distinctive niche for itself by producing, processing and packaging high quality gourmet of breakfast cereals, nuts and healthy snacks. Our top selling popular products are Cornflakes, Muesli, Porridge, Oats, Soya Chunks, Dry Fruits, Peanuts, Chickpeas, Snacks, and a few other innovative healthier products. VR Industries happens to be the only Indian food company to have maximum range of breakfast cereals produced in-house. We have recently developed Soya Flakes, which will soon be introduced and used as a part of our Breakfast product offering. We wish to work in sync with the medical fraternity who believe likewise in the wellness of human beings in the natural and the healthy way. ‘Nutrition’ for us is the most vital component since what we eat, eventually reflects in our health and dietary regimes. Our motto has been to make India a more healthy country by promoting healthy eating products. Kudos to the advanced medical sciences that patients are cured even in the most critical phases. We feel excited to be associating with “Wellness beyond Frontiers” since the core aim of the event coincides with our core belief. It is indeed a day of great honour that we are sharing the rostrum with top healthcare experts and Doctors of the country who have dedicated a lifetime towards serving the humanity. We are poised and all geared up to take Wellness beyond all frontiers in times to come.”
As the event began, Dr. R. K. Tuli shared, “The event “Wellness beyond Frontiers” has brought all of us in our ‘Body, Heart, Mind & Soul’ together beyond boundaries and serving the humanity, even though in slightly different ways. The core objective of the event is to project to the world the significance that the human being is not merely a physical body, but a combination of the body, the mind, the five senses and the soul with inherent capability of an ever active dynamic life-force replacing the old with the new all the time. This process is programmed in every human being, and offers us the potential of eliminating the root cause of sickness and replacing diseases of the human being with Positive Health and Total Wellness ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’. As a holistic physician, I have evolved a ‘model’ of drug-free healthcare which ensures cure of any sickness as it extends benefits of all the existing systems of medicine while overcoming inherent deficiencies in the respective systems. In simpler words, a holistic approach to wholesome human health comprising all inclusive and the best of drug-free modalities of all the systems of health should be made available to all. It complements all the specialities and the systems of health to eliminate root cause of all conventionally incurable diseases for a harmless, reproducible, highly efficient, and cost-beneficial model of health. It only has the potential to reverse all sickness and restore ‘positive health’ and ‘total well-being: body-mind-spirit’. It adds ‘life-to-years’ and enhances ‘quality-of-life’ of each individual. Having benefited the top echelons, I feel it’s my duty and responsibility to take this incredible ‘model’ to the masses beyond all frontiers.”