The All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, and the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, The Netherlands, supported by the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation as the local host, organized the seventh International Ayurveda Congress, which took place from 3 to 5 March 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal – for the first time in Asia.
Going centuries back, Nepal has a rich history of Ayurveda and to this day it is recognised as a core part of their culture and routine. Rare Ayurvedic medicines and herbs are also naturally growing throughout the Himalayan valleys.
The Congress was a forum for international leading experts and professionals interested in Ayurveda, to expand their scope of knowledge. Workshops were held on medical, herbal, pharma, engineering and science of Ayurveda. Topics relating to Ideal Health, Prevention of Chronic Disorders, and natural approaches to the reversal of ageing were discussed.
Special emphasis was laid on exchanging ideas how to increase the acceptance and application of Ayurvedic methods all over the globe. The goal was to formulate a Roadmap for Holistic Health for All through Ayurveda in the following 4 areas:
- Establishing highest quality education and training in Ayurveda for medical practitioners as well as for the public in each country.
- Guiding the practice of various preventative approaches in Ayurveda and thereby detecting and correcting physiological imbalances in their early stages.
- Promote scientific research on Ayurveda to showcase preventive and curative benefits in healthcare and encourage its global recognition.
- Ensuring global availability of authentic Ayurveda products by overcoming regulatory hurdles and implementing procedures to guarantee safety and purity.
The Congress was held at the most exclusive five star hotel in Nepal, the Soaltee Kathmandu. This luxurious property is equipped with four fine dining restaurants of different cuisines, fitness gym, spa with sauna and steam bath, pool, tennis courts, lounges and business centers. Participants enjoyed the comfort of the hotel gathering together to discuss the future of Ayurveda and its role versus new advancing technologies.