Ayurveda Over Western Medicines | Dr. B.M HEGDE | TEDxMITE

Ayurveda Over Western Medicines | Dr. B.M HEGDE | TEDxMITE

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Dr.BM Hegde speaks on the idea of how the ayurvedic medicines are far better for the human body than western medicines. He talks about important theories on how the human body actually functions with a given environment and how Ayurveda blends itself with the human body. Dr.Hegde speaks about the importance of meta medicines which would eventually decide the health factor of humans on earth.

Dr.B.M Hegde is an Indian medical scientist, educationist, and author. He is the former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Co-Chairman of the TAG-VHS Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai and the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics. He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999. In 2010, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards. His articles and ideas in medicine are appreciated internationally and his passion for educating people is everlasting.

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Repamp Ghanareply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Bless with all thanks

Mathew Sebastianreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Let the westerners be happy with the western meficines: the easterners have something far better and holistic than the former; every Indian has the right to be proud about the Ayurveda. But it is painful to realise that nowadays almost everybody is after, money..

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

for one human cell he says there are ten times germ cells. how many would agree ?

Howard Acquistapacereply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

He should use something besides quantum physics to
describe his medical concepts
and avoid overly simplistic ideas that no one uses. Like" God doesn't exist because I can't see him". What modern clergyman deals with such ideas.?

Amal Hegazireply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Thank you for this talk

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Dr. Hegade is a god gift to all of us.

Mourya Reddyreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

You will pay for your crimes to science

E.S. Roshanreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am


MGC Nimishreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya. Thank you. Very enlightening. Hari Om Tat Sat; Har Har Mahadev Har 🙏🕉️

lingo bankierreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Thank you sir

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Dr Hegde spoke beautifully, wisely and powerfully.Great representative of Ayuerveda.

Ocean Oceanreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

I really want to believe it but yet some people die and not get healthy even after using such information

Bala Vakkayilreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Talking is not enough sir Ayurveda can do nothing to cure cancer…telling stories and boasting about tradition is of no use.

Bala Vakkayilreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Just monitor the average life span of an Indian to a European or American…you will realize the truth and thereby the value of modern medicine.

That speaks a lot…all other talks are vague !!

gaurav nerurkarreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Great to see this stalwart reinstating our trust in Ayurveda & the indigenous medicinal science

Raju kolgurireply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Namaskaram to ur foot by heart

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Why has everyone abandoned traditional eastern medicine practices?

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

This is true, Yoga is best for every illness.

R Patilreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Any method without scientific base is myth. And science have lot of scope

Kart Makreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Everything in Ayurveda (or any other traditional medicine), when proven useful, has been incorporated into modern medicine already. The Ayurveda of today is a collection of untested and failed compositions that did not make it into Modern medicine..

aniket shetereply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

He's lying, there is no western science or eastern science. There is just SCIENCE, which values evidence . So what he calls and defames as 'western medicines' is just scientific medicine which is not regional subject but a global one. Science is science no matter where it comes from.
He just wants people to mistrust science and sell his quackery.

Nagraj Naidureply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Ayurveda the future

Pardeep Choprareply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am


Lovepreet Singhreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Great topic sir. May God bless you with good health. Planet Ayurveda wishes you all the success in life

Dr Jijo Sam Mathewreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

The very oxygen you breathe, if you take 100% pure oxygen for extended periods you'll die from effects of free radical damage. Water is essential for life but if you drink a lot, you'll aspirate and die of ARDS or you may die of electrolyte imbalance. In short, every medication has side effects.
**Modern medicine doesn't deny adverse drug reactions**…its written it standard books, journals, available online
Drugs should be started after explaining the risks vs benefits to patient and attenders. If not, its the problem of the doctor, not of modern medicine.

At least, evidence based modern medicine has ways to counter or minimize the side effects caused by medications, unlike ayurveda which is a concoction of leaves, seeds, oils etc….. If you ask ayush practitioner about the medication side effects, they say there are none.
Yet, many come to hospitals/ emergency department with liver failure, cirrhosis , chronic kidney disease, heavy metal poisoning, acute gastroenteritis, sterility, metabolic disorders.
There are no proper dosing, labelling, duration of intakes of these medications….
They don't even know the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, contraindications of these medications… They Just prescribe !! (along with some hidden modern medicines, sometimes)…

Ayurveda is outdated in many ways in current scenario…
It's not about indian or hindu culture, tradition, religion or patriotism….. It's life and death….
**Life style modifications may work 👍🏻.** But more than that, AYUSH is either Placebo or deadly over long term..
Vaccines and drugs are introduced after years of clinical research only.
*Covid 19 pandemic was an emergency world wide* , requiring health system to develop vaccines or drugs as soon as possible…
when one medicine seemed to work, it was introduced, when the risks were more than benefit, it'll be removed.. and new ones will be added.. that's how it works… We adapt we change we survive.

**Modern medicine is constantly changing, updating treatment modalities based on new research**
unlike stubborn ayurveda methods that almost don't change even after many years…
For example, Has not the present day aeroplane or car been modified and studied upon over almost a century? Is the same old fashioned planes and cars still around ? They are found mostly in museums or as antiques . Aren't you using modern methods of telecommunication and transportation?..
Are you still using windows XP or windows 10?.. then why not modernize health care with the best possible option available (that is backed scientifically)?
Your phone gets ios/android updates every now and then, but you can't accept updates in medical sciences?

Unlike ayush, Even if the greatest doctor of modern medicine says, he has the cure for covid 19, no one will believe him.. UNLESS he proves it with clinical trials and that result is reproducible by others again and again…. We work on proofs that are constantly being revised and updated, not on some ancient assumptions passed down by sages/yogis…
Modern medicine has saved humanity from being destroyed by pandemics. Be wise and choose wisely.

January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Vow great sir

Abhishek H.reply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Does anyone notice
A Note from Ted talk in description
That This talk is flagged

Repamp Ghanareply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

Nature is really working for mankind get natural best remedy in our channel

Rajat Singhreply
January 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

what nonsense

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