Syal Kumar BAMS MD HP
The interest in exposing this traditional science from India to Europe, especially to Germany, was the initial motive to start working here. After living in Germany for more than five years, I feel that there is a growing interest towards traditional Indian medicine - Ayurveda.
I received my basic degree in Ayurveda-BAMS (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) at Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India. I successfully completed the Post Graduation (MD) of Ayurveda in Kayachikitsa (Internal medicine) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Apart from this I hail from a traditional Ayurvedic physiciansÂ´ family of five generations in Kerala, South India; the abode of Ayurveda.
"Evaluation of Rasnapanchaka Guggulu in Arthritis" was the topic of the research work I did during my MD study with the focus on arthritis in knee joints. It was one of the most interesting activities I was engaged in during my MD training. In this randomised control trial two groups were compared, one receiving Ayurvedic herbal preparation in the trial group and modern medicine drug in the control group. The thesis was submitted and approved by Rajiv Gandhi University for Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.
As a part of my interests in learning about European natural medicine I was trained to become an alternative practitioner in Germany and obtained the official title for this (in German: Heilpraktiker).
Currently I work at the Institute for natural medicine, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine at Hospital Essen Mitte, Knappschafts hospital. The establishment is from Alfried Krupp of Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, Chair for natural medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. At the Institute, I perform scientific studies with traditional Indian medicine / Ayurveda.
At the Institute for natural medicine, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine patients are treated with classical methods of Ayurveda. This includes phytotherapy and Panchakarma (purifying treatment). The Institute is one of the few Traditional Indian Medicine Hospitals in Germany were in-patient and out-patient facilities are provided