AYUSH Systems of Medicine

INDIA - Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March, 1995 and re-named as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November, 2003 with a view to providing focused attention to development of education and research in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems. The Department continued to lay emphasis on upgradation of AYUSH educational standards, quality control and standardization of drugs, improving the availability of medicinal plant material, research and development and awareness generation about the efficacy of the systems domestically and internationally.

MIZORAM - The Health Care Facility for the ancient and holistic Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy took birth in Mizoram in the year 2001 under the administration of the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Mizoram and was later renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in the year 2003. Later in the year 2007, AYUSH is monitored by the Programme Executive (AYUSH) under the direct supervision of Nodal Officer (AYUSH) and Director AYUSH). Recently on 1.9.2011, one AYUSH doctor has been promoted as Deputy Director (AYUSH). Since its establishment, the state of Mizoram has laid special interest for the strengthening and promotion of the growth of AYUSH Sector in Mizoram as AYUSH is a sunrise and promising health care sector in this state. Although, the state of Mizoram is economically backward and a majority of them lives in isolated area and are hardly accessible. In spite of a dramatically appreciation made by the people of Mizoram and hindered by the slow progress of the local people, the wealth of Local Health Traditions and the Traditional Knowledge possessed by the tribal inhabitants has always been a motivation and the growing support of the general public and these has been an upliftment and a potential tool to propagate and promote the benefits of these systems of medicines till today.

A brief comparative chart of different systems of medicines legalized in India.

Name of the System
Ayurveda
Yoga and Naturopathy
Unani Siddha Homoeopathy Allopathy
Country of Origin:
India
India Greece and Persia
South India Germany and France Europe and North America
Year of Origin:
1500 B.C.
3rd Millenium B.C.
1025 A.D.
10,000 B.C.
1796 A.D.
14th Century A.D.
Pioneer Contributors:


Rhazes, Avicenna, Al-Zahrawi, Ibn Nafis

Dr. Christian Frederick Samuel Hahnemann, Clemens Maria Franz von Bönninghausen, Dr. James Tyler Kent
Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Louis Pateur, Christian Gram, Robert Koch
Year of Arrival in India
Originated in India Originated in India 12-13th Century A.D. by Persian Invaders
Originated in India 19th Century A.D. by European Christian Missionaries
17th Century by European Imperialists
Word-meaning
Sanskrit: Ayurveda = 'the complete knowledge for long life'
Sanskrit: Yoga = 'the act of yoking or harnessing'
Persian: Unani = 'Greek'
Sanskrit: Siddha = 'perfect'
Greek: Homios = 'similar'; pathos = 'suffering'
Greek: Allios = 'different'; pathos = 'suffering'
Name of the DegreeBAMSBNYSBUMSBSMSBHMSMBBS