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Research and Development

In a fast growing time people have little time to spare to take care of their health needs and as such wish to have quick relief in the shortest possible time. The traditional system of medicine which from age old traditions are not only popular amongst the common man in India and is also being practiced as a way of life, but it has not been able to reach the people in a scientific manner to prove its authenticity. The traditional system of medicine including Naturopathy and Yoga are well known established systems but a continued Research is still required for its authenticity, especially in certain modern time diseases which become chronic over a period of time like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, skin diseases, allergies, obesity etc.

It is in the above contest that Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram which started as a treatment centre through the application of Naturopathy and Yoga on various diseases has recently ventured into the Research and Development activities also by setting up a R & D division at the hospital which has also now assumed the status of an Institute with other activities like teaching, training, and to spread awareness by organizing workshops, seminars, camps about the efficacy of Naturopathy and Yoga systems.

Currently R & D division of the Institute is conducting a Research study on Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India Project entitled “Efficacy of Naturopathy in improving Glucose tolerance and Insulin Sensitivity in Patients of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” another Project entitled “Health care of elderly people through Science & Technology intervention of Naturopathy & Yoga” has also been technically cleared by Department of Science and Technology. There are also a few more Projects on Pain management in senior citizens with Osteoarthritis and Hypothyroidism in the pipeline requiring clearance by ICMR and Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India respectively.

The R & D division has its own Pathological lab with qualified technician and also has number of publications ammoniating current Project activities which have been published in different journals namely Biochemical Cellular Archive, International Journal of Physical Education, Indian Journal of Pathology : Research and Practices etc.

RESEARCH PROJECT DETAILS

*Undertaken Projects-

1. Titled of the project : “Lifestyle intervention through Naturopathy and Yoga for curtailing progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis”.

Funding Agency : Indian Counsil Of Medical Research

Duration : 3 years (25-03-2011 to 24-03-2014)

*Ongoing Projects-

1. Title of the project : “Efficacy of Naturopathy in improving Glucose tolerance and Insulin Sensitivity in Patients of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”.

Funding agency : Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India

Duration : 2 years (18-03-2015 to 17-03-2017)

2. Title of the project : “Health care of Elderly people through Science & Technology Intervention of Naturopathy & Yoga.”

Funding agency : Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India.

Duration : 2 years (01-01-2014 to 31-12-2015).

*Pending Projects (Under Consideration)-

1. Project Proposal on “Pain management in senior citizens with Osteoarthritis of Knees by Naturopathy, Yoga and Physiotherapy modalities” Submitted to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Govt. of India.

2. Project Proposal on “Efficacy of Naturopathy and Yoga in Controlling Hypothyroidism” submitted to Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India.

Research Team

Name : Dr. Rukmani Nair

Designation : Principal Investigator

Qualification : M.sc, N.D. (Osmania University), Hyderabad

Name : Mr. R.S. Mathur

Designation : Project Consultant

Qualification : M.A (Sociology), P.G.Diploma (Demography), University College, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Name : Dr. Madhusudhan Pillai

Designation : Project Consultant

Qualification : MVSC, Ph.d (Microbiology)

Name : Dr. Gaurav Kaushik

Designation : Research Associate

Qualification : Ph.d (AIIMS), New Delhi

Name : Ms. Deepali Saxena

Designation : Senior Research Fellow

Qualification : M.Sc. Biotechnology (Jamia Millia Islamia), New Delhi

Name : Ms. Mariya Brijeet John

Designation : Medical Officer

Qualification : BNYS (Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara), Bengaluru

Research Publications

download-icon2 Efficacy of Yoga, Naturopathy and Physiotherapy in Improving Morning Stiffness, Pain (VAS), SF-12, MMT and Vitamin D3 in the Osteoarthritis of Knees for Elderly People – Rukamani Nair, Gaurav Kaushik, V N Gaur, R K Bhatnagar

download-icon2 Integrated Treatment of Yoga, Naturopathy and Physiotherapy in Reducing Pain and Improving Functional Status of Osteoarthritis Patients – Dr. Rukamani Nair, Dr. Gaurav Kaushik, Dr. V. N. Gaur, Dr Ravi Pratap Singh

download-icon2 EFFICACY OF NATUROPATH AND YOGA ON TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A ONE YEAR STUDY – Chawla Ranjna, Thakur Gaurav, Mahajan Bhawna, Aparna, Gupta Vinod K. and Nair Rukamani

download-icon2 EFFICACY OF YOGA BASED REGIMEN FOR TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS – A ONE YEAR STUDY – Ranjna Chawla, Bhawna Mahajan, Gaurav Thakur, Aparna, Vinod kumar Gupta, Rukamani Nair

download-icon2 Improvement in Physical Parameters of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients by Naturopathy and Yoga – Rukamani Nair, Shivani Kachroo, Ranjna Chawla & Gaurav Thakur

download-icon2 Improvement in Immunological and Inflammatory Markers in Patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis by Naturopathy – Dr. Rukamani Nair, Dr. Shivanikachroo, Dr. Ranjana Chawla