Highlighting the contributions made by AIIA towards ayurveda and the intergerative medicine Dr Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA, said " We are spearheading the adoption of integrated technology. It is working with and promoting companies developing platforms to give doctors access to real-time learning, training, and certification to deliver better Ayurvedic health care services to patients. Considering the importance of technology in current times, AIIA has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi to develop tradition-based medical instruments and treatment approaches that are not only consumer-friendly but also evaluate the efficacy of Ayurvedic interventions systematically and generate evidence that can be benchmarks for future references."
Further added that the institute focuses on the customised needs of patients as per their condition and advises corresponding ayurvedic medication and therapy, modern medicine is sometimes required in emergency or chronic situations. To cater to such needs, the hospital has started a six-bed Integrated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipped with advanced medical equipment.
AIIA also informed that patients with chronic liver disease are admitted to the ICU and undergo ayurvedic therapies like Virechana, Bhasti, and Vamana, besides regular modern procedures. Such integrative treatment for single kidney disease in a patient with grade five chronic kidney disease resulted in successful dialysis with no complications. Similarly, patients with aplastic anaemia are managed through ayurveda therapy and blood product transfusions as and when required. Anaemic pregnant patients are managed with blood transfusions along with ayurveda therapy. Hypertensive emergency patients are managed with IV antihypertensives in the ICU on a day-care basis, along with the support of Yoga and meditation.
AIIA is now planning to establish a 'Respiratory Rehabilitation Centre' to cater to post-COVID patients, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, post-acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, and interstitial lung disease patients with Ayurveda therapies, yoga, meditation, and modern equipment like spirometers, incentive spirometry, and bronchodilator medicines. Also in the process of establishing a chemotherapy daycare centre to treat cancer patients using a combination of ayurveda therapy and chemotherapy.