Dr. Reena Arora is an ardent pure Ayurveda practitioner based out of Delhi. She has been practicing for more than 20 years. A specialist on Prakriti and Diet, Dr. Arora has cured so many patients who suffered from chronic and complex diseases. In her long experience, she has also contributed to the research and promotion of Ayurveda significantly.
She has participated in various National and International Conferences and been chosen and felicitated as the first winner of an article contest on Diabetes by the Ministry of Ayush. Her paper on PCOD won an award from Vaidyaratnam. Dr. Reena Arora has appeared on Several Health Programs on TV and All India Radio. she is also an active member of Nasya. Read her interview below.
Please tell us about your educational background and professional qualification.
I completed my B.A.M.S. from MD University Rohtak in 1996. I had 10th rank in the B.A.M.S. State Entrance Exam. I have Post Graduation Diploma in Panchakarma from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 2003, a fine institution to learn real Ayurveda. I also have a certificate in Yoga from Morarji Desai Institute of Yoga, New Delhi.
In the modern age of computer science, Ayurveda is not a popular choice. But it was a great decision since I got a lot of benefits from choosing it. I have a healthy family and my patients are happy. It has been over 20 years of pure Ayurveda practice and a completely worthwhile journey indeed.
Why did you choose Ayurvedic practices?
I just wanted to be a doctor, wasn’t specific about Ayurveda. In those times, Ayurveda as a career did not have much of a scope. Since I was not getting a good college for M.B.B.S., I opted to study Ayurveda.
Was there someone in your family already in Ayurveda to have motivated you?
No. my family has a teaching background.
What is your experience when it comes to treating patients? Do they trust the treatment?
Absolutely. People come from far away to see me. In fact, even Allopathy Doctors visit for medical advice or treatment. They do not want to take steroids and other such western medicines anymore. I think that is a good thing. The most appropriate medicine or right treatment for anything should be the only call of medication, whether it is Ayurveda or Allopathy.
Any challenge that you face as a practitioner?
Yes, I think private practitioners have lesser facilities and the cost of the whole infrastructure is too high with all the rules and regulations involved. It is my request to the Government to support the pure Ayurveda practitioners. This would benefit more and more patients since Government Hospitals and Health Centers cannot be available everywhere. The dream of a healthy society can be achieved once we work together and cooperate mutually.
Any out of an ordinary situation that you have faced while treating a patient?
There was this case of a patient with a respiratory problem. He had Asthma and Severe Wheat Allergy. He could not even sleep due to this. The Allopathic medication wasn’t proving any beneficial. I started the treatment and cured him completely. Ayurveda is so charismatic. Even with simple Lifestyle corrections and Diet management, you can treat many complications.
How effective is traditional medicine as a cure?
I think it is totally effective in 90% of cases. In 10% of cases, which are emergency ones, Allopathy is really helpful.
What do you think of Ayurveda’s future and its role in integrated medicine?
I think it is a good initiative by the government. Integrating Ayurveda in all modern hospitals and healthcare systems would bring many positive results. Ayurveda is known to cure cancer and even remove the side effects of chemotherapy. Hence, the integrated approach can easily be the best treatment. Also, it would bring forth broad research that is much needed. Foreign countries will too accept Ayurveda and its effectiveness with such outcomes.
Do you think Nirogstreet is making a difference by striving to connect the mainstream society exclusively to Ayurveda practitioners through dedicated technology platforms?
It is definitely a good platform. There’s one suggestion I’d like to share. Besides all the endeavors Nirogstreet is undertaking, it should also plan to bring financial advantages for the practitioners. We have dedicated our whole time to the practice and studied and worked hard to better the health of the people. We should as well benefit from it in turn.
Any hobbies or activities you engage in, outside your professional life?
I like singing and listening to Punjabi songs and reading Ayurveda texts. I am passionate about Ayurveda to the core. I also like meditation. I am a god-loving person.
What message would you like to convey to the people on Wellbeing?
I’d say adopt Ayurveda. Nothing is better than this. Take care of your lifestyle and diet. Tell the children to follow it. Apply these good practices in your family. Be well.
(Dr. Reena Arora practices from her ayurvedic clinic, Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi.)