Homoeopathy as the world literally means is ‘Homo’ means similar, ‘eo’ means symptoms of the patient and ‘pathy’ means suffering ; originally a German word and coined by none other than the father of homoeopathic medicine, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann whose birth anniversary happens to be on April 10.
Dr.Hahnemann, a Physician himself who sought to think differently had observed that if there is a substance which produces a set of symptoms in an individual when given to the same patient in a more refined, diluted and dynamised form gets rid of the disease and the similar symptoms that patient is suffering from. That is what homoeopathy is based on i.e ‘likes treats like’.
The Government of India has decided to celebrate Dhanvantari Jayanti, the birth date of Lord Dhanvantari, as the National Ayurveda Day. This year it is falling on 28th October. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine and is incorporated in Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas.
It is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. Bhagavata Purana states that Dhanvantari appeared with the pot of Amrita (nectar) during the Sagara Mathana while the ocean was being churned by the Devas and Asuras. The pot of Amrita was snatched by the Asuras, and after this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back from the Asuras. It is also believed that Dhanvantari promulgated the practise of Ayurveda.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition . It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. “