Dr. Peeyush Saxena is a well-qualified pure Ayurvedic practitioner based out of Delhi. She has around 30 years of experience. She has her expertise Female Infertility and other Gynaecology related health problems. Dr. Peeyush Saxena practices from her clinic in Shalimar Bagh. Read her interview with Nirogstreet below.
Please tell us about your career background, Dr. Saxena.
I have done my B.A.M.S. from Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College under the Kurukshetra University. I passed it in the year 1987-88.
Why did you choose Ayurvedic practices?
Actually, I come from a doctor background. My father was an M.B.B.S. doctor. In his experience, he had already seen the side effects of western medicines. So, while I was deciding about my choosing my career, he asked me what I wanted to do. As I expressed my willingness to become a doctor, he suggested that I should opt for pure Ayurveda. He is no more in this world, but he gave me the most precious advice of my life. I have been practising pure Ayurveda from the very beginning and through all these years.
What is your experience when it comes to treating patients? Do they trust the treatment?
See, most of the patients who come for Ayurveda treatment are those who have tried all other Pathies, be it modern medicine, homoeopathy, or something else. Some trust the treatment, some are reluctant. Many of these patients are those who are referred to Ayurveda by someone after going through treatment in other pathies. Once I counsel them and make them understand why Ayurveda is so effective, they are convinced.
Any challenge that you face as a practitioner?
Since my specialization is in gynaecology and infertility in women, I think every case quite a challenge. there are P.C.O.D. cases, Hormonal issues, Asthmatic patients. Nonetheless, I have seen a 90% success rate so far, which makes me content.
How effective is traditional medicine as a cure?
Traditional medicine is very effective. And this mostly depends upon the quality of medicine. Pure herbal treatment has no side effects and good quality of medicines ensures good results.
What do you think of Ayurveda’s future and its role in integrated medicine?
Ayurveda has an excellent future. But let me put it in this way: as long as practitioners have faith in Ayurveda, it has a bright future indeed. They shouldn’t practice other Pathies and stick to pure Ayurveda. So, it all depends upon how practitioners create Ayurveda’s future, rather than the other way around.
About integrated medicine, frankly, I don’t believe in this concept. If there is a case that needs Allopathic care, simply refer it to a modern practitioner.
You are a gynaecology expert. Many practitioners say that Ayurveda cannot manage Gynae and Emergency cases well. What do you think?
It is correct that Allopathy is better equipped to handle Emergency cases and one should immediately refer to it if there is an urgent medical situation. In Gynae, however, what I see is Ayurveda is far better equipped. For example, there are no uterine tonics in Allopathy, but Ayurveda does have.
Do you think Nirogstreet is making a difference by striving to connect the Ayurveda practitioners and patients through dedicated technology platforms?
I am grateful that Nirogstreet is doing a wonderful job of encouraging practitioners. When I learned from your team members that it is a platform dedicated to pure Ayurveda, it gave me immense pleasure. I also shared it with my colleagues. It is a great initiative.
What are your hobbies?
I like listening to classical music and old songs. I also like to paint, although I hardly get the time these days. Yoga is also something I enjoy doing in my routine. Last but not the least, my passion is my profession.
Dr. Saxena, what message would you like to convey to the people on well-being?
As goes the saying, health is wealth. One common issue with people is their eating habits. Take the example of metropolitan cities. People consume junk food too often. It is really bad for their health. Another thing I’d like to share. Many people tend to panic or stress due to difficulties in day-to-day life. I’d say that if they have a healthy mind and body, they would have better-coping stamina and they will be able to deal with adverse situations in their life very efficiently.