An Early Day Motion is a formal motion for a topic to be debated in the House of Commons and brings attention to the cause.
The United Kingdom could be the first country to fully integrate Indian Traditional Sciences into the NHS. What is needed now is support for an Early Day Motion 80 from your local member of parliament. A draft letter is pasted below.
I have found Ayurveda very helpful in helping me reduce symptoms as well as reducing the use of medications. Please will you sign to support the motion outlined below, and encourage your other colleagues to do so, too?
Ayurveda is an empowering and multi-dimensional approach to encouraging well-being, which appreciates the link between physical and psychological health and lifestyle. A corpus of research studies reveal that these methods of health and care offers preventative and curative benefits for a variety of mental and physical conditions and is correlated with improved lifestyle choices. If Ayurveda was readily available on the NHS it would enhance well-being for so many of us – providing skills and tools that can be used to improve and or maintain health.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences is concentrating its efforts towards the inclusion of Ayurveda into the NHS and Bob Blackman MP has tabled this Early Day Motion. The official link for this EDM on the parliament website and can be found at: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/53428/ayurveda-day
Tabled 29 October 2019
‘That this House celebrates on 5 November 2019 the 4th Annual Ayurveda Day as espoused by the Government of India in 2016; acknowledges that Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural healthcare, is based on holistic and multi-dimensional approaches to health; recognises that its ethos is closely aligned with those of the World Health Organisation as preventative and curative for some health conditions; notes health means wholeness and that to promote health in the individual and in society a holistic approach is needed, at the heart of which is a comprehensive health education programme; and calls on the Government to integrate elements of Ayurveda into all levels of the National Health Service and provide natural healthcare education programmes in schools and colleges as a basis for improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young people.’