What this project offers?
Santé envisions the creation of an integral health institute that will ideally treat and heal individuals using effective, low cost and resource efficient approaches based on a synthesis of western medical knowledge and traditional healing systems. Treatments may often be supported using modern discoveries in energetic medicine, sound therapy and environmental science. Preventative approaches would continue to remain a primary focus.
– Health care providers and team members, who are selected not only based on their qualifications, but also their commitment to communicate, collaborate and learn from each other.
– Continued research in innovative, cost-effective and gentle therapies and a commitment to education of health practitioners and individuals in integral wellness.
– A venue and forum that brings together health professionals from all disciplines and all countries so that better approaches to health and healing can be discovered and shared. This is in line with Auroville’s vision to be a town for universal harmony and peace and “the city where one heals.”
– A primary focus on ecology and environment through the use of green building technologies, alternative healing techniques that require less resources than many of the current techniques of western medicine, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles that counter the modern consumptive pattern.
We envisage the Institute of Integral Health to expand and grow in line with the growth of the Auroville population (estimated up to 25,000). In order to serve this growing population, we anticipate that the Institute will eventually need almost 3,500 sq. m. of covered space, and include 40 inpatient beds, 20 consultation rooms, full- fledged diagnostics, imaging and scanning facilities, a pharmacy, surgery, birthing centre and other health services including group therapy rooms and conference facilities.
Santé Phase I – Completed August 2015