“Celebrating Ayurveda” — the 40th Anniversary Congress of the German Society of Ayurveda (DGA) held in Bad Ems
More than 50 doctors attended the four-day Congress at the Maharishi AyurVeda Private Clinic in the magnificent Häckers Grand Hotel in Bad Ems, Germany. The Congress featured a wide range of presentations from leaders in Ayurveda in Germany. The Congress coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Bad Ems Clinic.
Other talks included research on treating post-Covid syndromes with Ayurvedic therapies and the beneficial effects of Panchakarma on high blood pressure, as well as presentations on Ayurvedic Phyto-Pharmacology, Ayurvedic Baby Massage, and techniques of Pulse Diagnosis.
During the congress, the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF) honoured outstanding achievements in disseminating Maharishi AyurVeda with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in a festive ceremony.
Award recipients included Karin Pirc, PhD, Ulrich Bauhofer, MD, Wolfgang Schachinger, MD, Ernst Schrott, MD (posthumously), Oliver Werner, MD, Barbara Grandpierre, MD, Walter Mölk, MD, Gudrun Buchzik, Franz Rutz and Shantanu Banerji. The award ceremony was moderated by Dr Girish Momaya, director of IMAVF and Lothar Pirc, founder and Managing Director of the Maharishi AyurVeda Private Clinic in Bad Ems, who was also honoured for his life’s work and dedication to Ayurveda.
Bad Ems, which had been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site “Great Spa Towns of Europe”, provided a worthy setting for the specialist congress.
The fundamental goal of the DGA is to encourage the exchange and involvement of young Ayurveda practitioners in order to promote awareness of Ayurveda, especially via social media. The next DGA specialist congress will take place from 9 to 12 May 2024. The DGA cordially invites all Ayurveda practitioners to attend.