ˇAyush systems ( Ayurveda , Yoga and naturopathy , Unani , Siddha , Sowa-rigpa and Homeopathy ) are having strength to manage various chronic and difficult conditions. Cancer care is an important area where these systems are used to treat and manage various types of cancerous conditions at their different stages.
These systems also work as a complimentary with the conventional system of medicine like minimising the hazards of chemo/radiotherapy and palliative care. In India a lot of Ayush and conventional practitioner , institutions are involved in cancer care through Ayush systems. But there is a lack of information and coordination among them.
Ministry of AYUSH has identified All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) , New Delhi as coordination centre to develop a network of such practitioners , researchers and organisations .The information will be used to develop a national database which will be further used for future researches , education and developing treatment protocols.
All those practitioners , researchers and oraganisations which are involved in Cancer Care through any AYUSH system are welcome to join this network