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Category Archives: Medical Research

Ecological Sanitation


Yesterday's presentation of Lucas from EcoPro was trying to show what are the downfall of classical sanitation versus ecological sanitation.
Presentation was illustrated with power point slides with many examples of life cycle, and sanitation, either the one that is most commonly used, and the ecological, and field examples. Lucas , for the start, elaborated on the cycle of nutrient, on entrophication of water bodies and nutrient - poor wastelands, reflection current sanitation systems, on the purity - pollution gradient in a caste-based society.

Unani Medicine

This morning we had an interesting conversation with Dr. Amina Ather who is visiting Auvorille just for couple of days. During her stays she is giving workshop at SLI to women of rural Tamil Nadu. Her knowledge and rich experience are empowering women wherever she goes. From the web: Dr. Amina Ather , Presently working as Scientific Director, TSM (Traditional System of Medicine), Medizin Park Ruhr, Dusseldorf, Germany. Done her Bachelors in Unani medicine and Surgery,MD (Pharmacology - Clinical trial with single herb of Unani medicine, PhD ( Empowerment of Muslim women through green pharmacy) and MCA (masters of computer Application) . She Has been nominated for guinness book of records for creating database of medicinal plants from 12 countries and recoding photography digital source. Has been working in the field of TCAM since 2001 , has been awarded by ford foundation to create 24 entrepreneurs from zakat money . Has covered more than 700 schools and 300 villages in india and around the world on educating women in health education , she has 17 patents of herbals cosmetic products with halal certification , and 2 from FDA . At present she is working with Medizin Park Ruhr , Castrop Rauxel , Dusseldorf , Germany as scientific director for TCAM to develop opportunities for TCAM fraternity in academics , research and training in Europe with the support of EMA and EPMA (European Medical Association and Association for predictive preventive and personalized medicine).She would be the first unani physician to start her practice in Europe as a physician with the support of MPR.


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Nov 2016

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations: Music, Art and Mental Wellness

This segment explores the effects of sound on the brain as well as the inherent therapeutic benefits of music and the arts on mental well-being. Through discussions with Aurovillians utilizing sound in their specific fields of interest, we get an in-depth look at the potential that music and art have to help us transcend negative emotions and experience new states of consciousness. Interviews are conducted with Aurelio, sound therapist and director of the Svaram Workshop, as well a Phillipe Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo, creators of the show 'Embrace the Planet'.

Music Fragments from; Aphex Twins; Avril 14, Ravi Shankar; Vandanna Trayee,Beatles; Within you Without you,John Taverner; Funeral Canticle,Fripp and Eno; Meissa,Eno; Needle Click,Music for Airports, Sir Richard Bishop; Saraswati, Banshee Beat.

Images by Giorgio Molinari, lasxmandan.blogspot.in, yinstill.com

Le dentiste aux pieds nus

Jacques est un dentiste franais. Jusque l rien d'extraordinaire. Jacques avant de s'installer Auroville il y a 29 ans, avait pratiqu la dentisterie pendant 10 ans en France. Alors naturellement en arrivant c'est ce qu'il a voulu faire. Pendant plus de 20 ans Jacques a parcouru les campagnes indiennes avec sa fraise et son gnrateur pour soigner et duquer les enfants une meilleure hygine de vie. Mais un beau jour tout s'arrta. Jacques aprs 19 ans de pratique fut pris d'un mal de dos terrible. En se renseignant autour de lui, il compris qu'il n'tait pas le seul dentiste souffrir du dos. Et c'est ce moment l que l'aventure commena pour Jacques...

Pour plus d'informations sur le travail de Jacques et le concept zro www.auroville.com/dentalcentre ' '


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Apr 2010

Embodied Research


Yesterday at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Stuidie - India and the World, Bharat Nivas Adam Kincel presented his work as psychotherapist, and especially in Emobdied research. . Adam started with practical exercises trying to put participants into the shoes of one who does embodied research. Later he tried to explain what would be benefits of this kind a research, or how those could be of bigger importance to the society.


Biography: Adam Kincel is a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He
teaches Gestalt therapy in the UK, Poland, Georgia and Bulgaria. Adam works with clients and
supervisees in London
and is particularly interested in therapeutic work through the body, diversity, large groups and relational therapy.

Adam Kincel is a UK Council for Psychotherapy registered psychotherapist. He works with individuals and groups providing long and short term counselling and psychotherapy. He has completed two postgraduate degrees in psychotherapy and has experience of working with clients in private practice as well as in residential setting. Working in private practice he has developed an efficient method of supporting clients struggling with depression, relationship and life crises. His mental health experience allows him also to take referrals from clients experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.

In addition to
his private practice he works as a trainer for a UKCP training provider Re-Vision in London, Caucasus Institute for Gestalt and Family Therapy in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Instytut Terapii Gestalt in Kraków (Poland).


Sunday for World Laughter Day


First Sunday in May is dedicated for the 18th year, and 4th in Auroville for World Laughter Day. This yea was promoting world peace in 70 - 80 countries over the world. Fif, Lourdes, Hamish and Darya, all laughter yoga practitioners shares with us some interesting fact on health benefits of laughter and relationship with oneself and others. Amongst others laughter unites people, it is good for all aspects of health, reduce stress level, sustain laughter expels stale air out of one's lungs, .....

Medicinal Plants & Consciousness

In questa breve intervista Costanza Giunti (Herbal Doctor) e Mariuccia Sofia (Medical Doctor) ci parlano del loro percorso scientifico ed umano nello studio ed utilizzo delle piante medicinali. Costanza e Mariuccia sono alla loro seconda visita ad Auroville e stanno condividendo sia la coscienza che la conoscenza di questa antichissima scienza. Domani alle 3 del pomeriggio, presso il cinema Paradiso, presenteranno ai residenti di Auroville un workshop interattivo sulle piante medicinali. L'evento e' organizzato dall'Italian Pavilion (Auroville). www.naturovaloris.org www.comunitadieticavivente.org


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Sep 2014

Skin Bleaching is Addictive!

For Catherine Tetteh the story of skin bleaching is very personal. She is actively educating people and fighting against skin bleaching in Togo and throughout Africa.  People are not aware of the Skin Bleaching industry being more profitable than the Pharmaceutical industry, or illicit drugs,  along with dangerous effects.  Aside from some of the very dangerous and harmful ingredients of bleaching products, it is also a fact that they are highly addictive due to cortisone as a main ingredient of those products. Catherine talks about various side effects of daily usage of skin bleaching products which vary from skin rashes to cancers, sterility, and diseases induced by deep penetration of toxic and carcinogenic bio-products into the body. Skin bleaching is widely used around the planet.  The reasons for its use slightly vary in different parts, but have a common denominator - "beauty comes first" says Catherine, but people and the industry are quiet about it. www.melaninfoundation.org What Is Skin Bleaching? Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of skin discolorations and even out the color of the skin. You can buy bleaching creams over the counter and by prescription. Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this can be very risky. The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning. Mercury is a toxic agent that can cause serious psychiatric, neurological, and kidney problems. Pregnant women who use a skin lightener with mercury can pass the mercury to their unborn child. The use of mercury as an ingredient in skin lighteners is banned in the U.S. However, some skin lighteners produced outside the U.S. may still contain mercury. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening Skin lightening agents may include: Hydroquinone Cysteamine Topical retinoids Botanicals Other agents Topical corticosteroids Mercury Licorice


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Aug 2017

Ayurvedic Health Education, part 2

Featuring Dr. Geeta Auropremi who will lead us through ayurveda. introduction about human being. According to ayurveda human body is a divine being, and ayurved is user guide.


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Jan 2016

A lecture on schizophrenia

Dr. WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago presents a lecture on Seeing Madness with slides and film clips in Adishakti - Auroville. In this program you will realize the great depths at which our mind operates and get a glimpse into what is the meaning of ' madness' literally. Dr. Mitchell presents his remarkable research work to make us understand how we are intrigued & excited by projection of madness & how easily it has become a part of our reality. The doctor famously quotes, "there will come a time when we wont know the meaning of madness".


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Mar 2013