Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research



Role of naturopathy and yoga therapy on subjective well-being and prevention of non-communicable diseases

Sudarshan Ramaswamy, Sumedha M Joshi, Deepa Velankar, Jayesh D Gosavi.

Abstract
Background: National Health Policy 2017 recognizes the need to nurture Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) system of medicine through the development of infrastructural facilities of teaching institutions, improving quality control of drugs, capacity building of institutions and professionals. It also recognizes the need for building research and public health skills for preventive and promotive health care. Linking AYUSH systems with Accredited Social Health Activists and Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee would be an important plank of this policy.

Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine patients’ subjective feeling of well-being and outcomes after naturopathy treatment.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted among inpatients (IP) of a naturopathy center in the field practice area of an Rural Health Training Centre attached to the Department of Community Medicine in a Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Questionnaires were distributed for 3 months to all the IP who were willing to participate and give their feedback at discharge. A total of 64 subjects responded. They were personally interviewed, their history and presenting complaints were listed, clinical examination was done, positive findings were noted, details of treatment and advice given were enumerated. Obtained data were tabulated in MS Excel and analyzed using SPSS software. Patients received normal care from the respective therapists and no intervention was done from our side. Permission from the Institutional Review Board for conducting the study was taken.

Results: Systolic blood pressure before and after therapy was compared, there was a difference of mean reduction in 4 mmHg with P = 0.00. Significant reduction in weight was noticed among overweight and obese people taking the therapy. A strong positive correlation was seen when quantity of weight reduction was correlated with initial Body Mass Index (BMI). The correlation constant was 0.811 with a significance level of 0.00.

Conclusion: Naturopathy therapy as well as yoga practice results in a broad range of outcomes from physical and emotional change through to wider benefits involving the patients’ lifestyle, outlook, and attitude toward their health.

Key words: Yoga; Naturopathy; Hypertension; Obesity; Non-Communicable Diseases



Similar Articles

Biovalue in Human Brain Banking: Applications and Challenges for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Vedam-Mai V
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2389(): 209-220

Effects of selenium-containing compounds on Cu/Zn-induced neuronal cell death and potential application as therapeutic agents for neurological diseases.
Tanaka KI, Shimoda M, Kawahara M
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(2): 311-312

A neuron's ambrosia: non-autonomous unfolded protein response of the endoplasmic reticulum promotes lifespan.
Homentcovschi S, Higuchi-Sanabria R
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(2): 309-310

The unintended consequences of the pandemic on non-pandemic research activities.
Walker J, Brewster C, Fontinha R, Haak-Saheem W, Benigni S, Lamperti F, Ribaudo D
Research policy. 2022; 51(1): 104369

Alternating in-source fragmentation with single-stage high-resolution mass spectrometry with high annotation confidence in non-targeted metabolomics.
Wasito H, Causon T, Hann S
Talanta. 2022; 236(): 122828


Full-text options


Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org


Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org






Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
ScopeMed.com
CiteIndex.org
CancerLine
FoodsLine
PhytoMedline
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.



ScopeMed Web Sites