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Serbia: Health professionals learn about Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health
by Global Good News staff writer
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26 February 2014
This May in Serbia, the third block will be given in a continuing course to train medical doctors and technicians in Maharishi Ayur-Veda, an integrative consciousness-based approach to health. The four-block training programme began in 2012.
In 2013 the First International Symposium on Mind-Body Medicine in Ayurveda, organized by the Serbian Association for Ayurveda—Maharishi College of Perfect Health, Serbia, was held in Belgrade. Its purpose was to highlight the science of Ayurveda,* the ancient comprehensive system of natural medicine, for health professionals in Serbia. In attendance were medical doctors, nurses, practitioners of traditional and natural medicine, Ayurvedic experts and technicians, pharmacists, medical students, and aroma therapists.
More than 500 medical doctors and health professionals working in hospitals who had never been exposed to Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health attended. In a recent interview Dr Branko Cicic, director of the Transcendental Meditation programme in Serbia and one of the organizers of the symposium, recently recalled that a nurse who attended approached him nearly a year later, raving about the event and wondering when the next one would be.
All who attended the symposium, plus many others, will be invited to attend the third block doctor's training course to learn about Maharishi Ayur-Veda.
In Serbia Maharishi Ayur-Veda products are offered through Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centres, where people come for health consultations. There are 30-40 shops throughout Serbia that make the products available to the public in this way. Customers often comment on the high quality of these products.
From his knowledge of Maharishi's Vedic Science Mr Cicic knows that the growth to higher states of consciousness will lag unless the physiology is nourished with organic food. With this in mind, Dr Cicic feels that the agricultural focus into the future will be on Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, rather than simply on organic.
Understanding of the importance of pure food is gradually spreading to other Balkan countries, as people from there attend more meetings and conferences.
There is pressure from outside the country to spread genetically modified (GMO) production in Serbia. To raise awareness and educate people as to the dangers of GMO products as well as the contaminants they put into the soil, medical professionals and agricultural experts have been invited share their knowledge and experience.
Dr Cicic wants to encourage Serbia to become 'an island of pure food production', where most if not all food is produced in accord with the principles and high standards of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture.
* Ayurveda is the world's oldest, most comprehensive system of natural medicine, which originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India and is now officially recognized by the World Health Organization. Maharishi Ayur-Veda is the modern restoration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the complete and authentic practice of Ayurveda as recorded in the Vedic texts.
See other articles in this series:
∙ Organic farming takes root in Serbia
∙ Serbia: For fifth year, BioBalkan Expo brings organic farmers, businesses together
∙ 'Organic Serbia' show airing weekly on 15 television stations throughout the country
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