changing dietary patterns, lower physical activity and psychological factors such as depression leads to various chronic ailments both in urban & rural areas
DALYs- The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health,
… Most worrying is the growing prevalence of the disease in the rural areas
Over the next 10 years, the combined number of deaths in India from infectious diseases, nutritional disorders and maternal conditions will decline by 15%.
Boils need to be lanced, we need insulin when the pancreas can no longer produce it, and if our airways are squeezed so tight that we are turning blue, pharmaceuticals and artificial respiration can be life-saving.Allopathic medicine is very good when the body is acutely injured, or when it is in crisis. If I have a broken arm, a cast is appropriate. If I have an acute inflammation of my appendix, it would be a good idea to remove the offending organ surgically before it ruptures. If I am dying of bacterial pneumonia, antibiotics may save my life.
We are the most comfortable generation ever in the planet!<br />But…<br />Can we claim we are the<br />healthiestgeneration?<br />
France - 3,040</li></li></ul><li>Indian Scenario<br /><ul><li>India - “Diabetic Capital of the world’’ , accounts for one sixth of the world’s diabetic population.
A steady increase inhypertensionprevalence over the last 50 years. Hypertension is 25-30% in urban and 10-15% in rural subjects.
Arthritisaffects over 1.50 crore people in India.- www.arthritis-india.com
Estimated Disease burden of Acute Respiratory Infections is 39 lakh deaths (WHO, 2002).
Estimated no. of patients with heart disease - 4.50 crore. One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease.-WHO India</li></li></ul><li>Scenario in Tamil Nadu<br /><ul><li> One out of 10 people in Tamil Nadu is diabetic.
Every two persons in a group of 25 are in the pre-diabetic stage - Indian Council of Medical Research's INDIAB (India-diabetes)
A recent study in Chennai (CURES) showed that every fifth individual was a hypertensive.
There is also evidence of increased consumption of saturated fats, cholesterol and refined carbohydrates. </li></li></ul><li>World Health Organisation (WHO) Forecast For India<br /><ul><li>By 2015 31% of men and 29% of women in India would be overweight.
Over next ten years, death from chronic diseases is predicted to increase by 18%, most markedly; deaths from diabetes will increase by 35%.
The number of people with diabetes in India which is likely to raise to 8 crore by 2030.
By the year 2020, heart disease will account for one third of all deaths. Sadly, many of these Indians will be dying young.</li></ul>Diabetes would do to India what HIV had done to Africa in socioeconomic terms.<br /> - Chennai-based principal investigator Dr V Mohan<br />
Allopathy Healthcares <br />System<br />Effective for acute illnesses and emergencies.<br /><ul><li>But limited only on the planes of body and mind
Disease oriented approach providing only temporary solutions
Not geared at detecting imbalance at an early stage</li></ul>They control rather than help the body, not addressing the root cause of the problem.<br />
Siddha, Ayurveda & Yoga <br />Health Systems<br /><ul><li>Conceived and developed by Yogis and Siddhars based on their deep understanding of body, mind, energy and spirit.
Take human and nature as part of closed system
Addresses the root causes of disease considering the environment, lifestyle, socio-economic situations
Cost effective in providing holistic health</li></ul>Focuses on health instead of<br />treating the disease alone<br />
The Difference<br />The body is passive. Outside influences make it unwell<br />The body does things to compensate for the environment.<br />Current lifestyle demands for a holistic healthcare system which empowers one to remain healthy in all levels.<br />
Our Initiative...<br /><ul><li>Takes into account one's body, mind, emotions, and spiritual life
Combines the best of modern scientific diagnosis and monitoring techniques with both ancient and innovative health promotion methods. </li></ul> The holistic approach to healthcare focuses on wellness rather than mere lack of disease.<br />