Lothar Pirc interviewed by Consulate General of India in Frankfurt
Consulate General’s Newsletter highlights Indo-German promotion of Ayurveda
Lothar Pirc, the Founder of the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems and IMAVF Board member, was featured in a 3-page interview by Amit Telang for the Economic and Commercial Newsletter of the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt.
Germany has been very active in promoting Ayurveda, and IMAVF has worked closely with the government of India’s Health Ministry AYUSH programme to advance Ayurveda both in Germany and around the world.
Here are highlights of the interview with Mr Pirc:
“While consumer attitude towards trying medicinal products from the complementary/alternative health sector such as Ayurveda has been steadily gaining ground, regulatory restrictions limit the usage of the products to the detrimental effect not only in the growth of the Ayurveda industry but also restricting consumers access to some of the best researched ayurvedic preparations meant for chronic ailments according to the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda. Making any health claims on Ayurveda remains a stumbling block.”
“Visible promotion of Ayurveda by the Government of India as a medical system in the larger public interest within Europe would be highly beneficial along with close cooperation with the industry in understanding the regulatory challenges and finding ways to bring Ayurveda into the mainstream health system.”
“Based on my observation of thousands of patients over the past 30 years, I firmly believe the knowledge of Ayurveda will not only make an enormous contribution to improving public health but also to reducing healthcare costs. It could start with simple Ayurvedic nutrition rules in schools up to the integration of Ayurveda in the training of health professions. Therefore every effort to spread this knowledge is worthwhile.”
Read the full interview here: https://cgifrankfurt.gov.in/public_files/assets/pdf/frankfurt_27_09_2021.pdf