What is AYUSH-Isha?

AYUSH-Isha Organic Health Systems is a pioneering project launched in October 2010 by Isha Outreach – Isha Foundation’s social development branch, in collaboration with The Government of India’s Health and Family Welfare Ministry’s AYUSH Department. AYUSH is the acronym given by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, which encompasses traditional health sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy.

Through the utilisation of this traditional wisdom involving a unique combination of Ayurveda, Siddha, Naturopathy, essential Allopathic treatments, yogic practices and physical fitness programs, AYUSH-Isha seeks to bring holistic health among the tribal populace of the Kolli Hills Tribal Block in the district of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.

AYUSH-Isha is a pilot project in the Government’s endeavour to bring indigenous health systems into the mainstream healthcare. Based on the findings and learnings from the AYUSH-Isha Project, it is planned to replicate the Project model on a larger scale.