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Superstitious belief in faith healers is costing lives : People still hold faith healers in high regard and ignore medical advice resulting in deaths of numerous pregnant women, infants and patients, by Mohan Shahi (kp 20/01/2024)

100-bed Provincial Ayurvedic Hospital to be constructed in Shuklaphanta (rep 02/07/2023)

Legitimising traditional healers : They often address specific health needs that official healthcare providers cannot meet, by Bamdev Subedi (kp 28/04/2023)

Advancing pluralistic healthcare : The injustice done to traditional medicine must be rectified through its nationwide expansion, by Bamdev Subedi (kp 28/03/2023)

Int’l Ayurveda Congress taking place in Kathmandu (kh 03/03/2023)

Ayurvedic medicines winning people’s faith (kh 02/03/2023)

Embracing traditional healing : The new discourse in contemporary Nepal sees traditional health practices as a hindrance to development, by Divya Rana (kp 14/02/2023)

Revitalising local health traditions : The allure of Ayurveda and biomedicines has waned over time, resulting in a lose-lose situation, by Bamdev Subedi (kp 03/02/2023)

Bringing science to Ayurved : With enough effort, Ayurved could be co-opted and developed into a modern system of therapeutics, by Kiran Raj Pandey (kp 29/12/2022)

Ban on hemp hinders manufacturing of 21 Ayurvedic medicines (kh 21/10/2022), Ban on hemp creates problem in manufacturing of 21 Ayurvedic medicines (rep 22/10/2022)

Sowa Rigpa: An alternative medicine’s expansion beyond the Himalayas : Once prevalent only in Nepal’s mountainous districts, the traditional medical system is now finding acceptance by communities across the country, by Tsering Ngodup Lama and Pasang Dorjee (kp 27/11/2021)

Number Of Ayurvedic Medicine Users Increasing In Palpa (rn 17/10/2021)

Unity in Ayurveda and nutrition: To nourish body, mind and spirit, by Sophiya Uprety (ht 01/07/2021)

When there is no doctor : Quacks, a major  problem, may be  trained to provide better basic health care, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 14/06/2021)

Ayurvedic that kills : It is ironic that with such poor health and safety standards, and a production process that is poisoning its neighbours, Singha Durbar Vaidyakhana aims to enhance the health of its customers, by Bishal Thapa (kp 19/0372021)

Lead toxicity in Ayurvedic medicines : If not regulated urgently, the adulterated Ayurvedic medicines will increasingly become a potential source of lead intoxication in Nepal, by Ram Charitra Sah (rep 01/02/2021)

Ayurvedic Medicines Effective For Mild To Moderate COVI-19 Symptoms, by Anjita Rijal (rn 08/11/2020)

Nepal’s ayurvedic masterplan : It may be more responsible to fund district-wise ayurvedic, amchi and indigenous medicine production, deliver herbal medicine right to people’s doors, by Sushma Joshi (ae 06/11/2020)

Traffic police plant 1,500 saplings of an  unproven herb to fight against coronavirus, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/11/2020)

Gurjo distribution campaign gains momentum in Kathmandu Valley (rep 03/10/2020)

Ayurvedic literature : Delving into its history, by Madhusudan Rimal (ht 29/09/2020)

Gurjo has uncountable health benefits, but over consumption lowers blood pressure, say Ayurvedic doctors (rep 20/09/2020)

Rare anti-cancer tree on verge of extinction : Only few hundred Maire’s yew trees are left in Nepal’s mountain wilderness, by Kumar Paudel (nt 18/09/2020)

Gurjo Plantation Campaign Gains Ground On Bagmati Corridor (rn 12/09/2020)

Rely on Ayurveda: Ayurdveda has sustained many moments like this pandemic and other health crisis. Our generation deserves to benefit from it, by Prerok Regmi 22/07/2020)

Government to produce, promote ayurvedic medicine in Nepal (ht 16/07/2020)

Ayurveda university bill to promote ancient medicine (ht 11/03/2020)

A monk on a mission: Wangchuk Rapten Lama is the director of a monastery-run clinic that provides healthcare for less than Rs 5, and he now has his mind set on building a hospital in his village, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 13/02/2020

Jhapa locals resort to religious function to cure ‘conversion disorder’: In the past one and a half months, 24 students at Pashupati Secondary have been afflicted with the condition, by Parbat Portel (kp 27/01/2020)

Karnali Aushadhalaya disappoints patients from Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa (rep 22/12/2019)

Market aflush with ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals in excessive amounts: Doctors say an excessive amount of heavy metals—arsenic, lead, and mercury—can affect a patient’s kidney, liver, skin, and blood circulation directly and can also lead to death, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/10/2019)

Health Ministry launches detection programme to curb tuberculosis spread: National Tuberculosis Centre aims to provide service in all 77 districts within the next two years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/10/2019)

Are traditional methods foes or friends of modern science? Some believe herpes zoster is the bite of a serpent. They don’t know that it is a  disease caused by a virus, which needs medical attention, by Shrizu Bajracharya (kp 18/07/2019)

Reviving an ancient system of healing: Reformation of ayurveda education and research is  required, by Prerok Regmi (kp 14/07/2019)

Presence of microbes in some Ayurvedic products is high, drug regulatory body says: Manufacturers argue the protocol enforced by the regulator is too strict, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2019)

Parents mull goat sacrifice as children keep fainting at school, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 20/02/2019)

Sudurpaschim Province all set to institutionalise Ayurveda education: The provincial government launches plans for Ayurveda and yoga studies in school curriculum, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/02/2019)

Despite growing influence of hospitals and Christianity, Rolpa Shamans remain in business, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 22/01/2019)

Centre raises Ayurvedic drugs norms: Department of Drug Administration orders ayurvedic drugs manufacturers to comply with two key industry standards, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/08/2018)

Call to promote ayurvedic medicines (ht 16/06/2018)

Village where shamans are preferred over doctors, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 09/06/2018)

The test of time: Much water has flown under the bridge since traditional Baidyas were Kathmandu’s  only source of medical recourse, yet they remain just as relevant and sought out as ever, by Abijeet Pant (kp 05/05/2018)

Yoga can stave off non-communicable diseases, risk of depression, says WHO (ht 22/06/2017)

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures centuries-old techniques (kp 15/05/2017)

I am an Amchi: Marpha meeting of practitioners of Tibetan medicine plan revival of the healing tradition, by Sabine Pretsch (nt 11/11/2016)

83-yr-old Ayurveda practitionerpromoting traditional treatment, by Prakash Baral (kp 10/11/2015)

Ayurveda practitioner held (ht 05/07/2015)

130 kg expired, sub-standard ayurvedic medicines seized (ht 07/02/2015)
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