Dr Shashikant S Kumbar

Meta Physician and International Yoga Doctor, Indian Yoga Society


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Combine Mind Body techniques and other Complimentary & Alternative Medical Techniques as an Add on Along with Modern Medical Practices

Mind and Body Medicine

Mind and body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. Many CAM practices embody this concept—in different ways.Meditation techniques include specific postures, focused attention, or an open attitude toward distractions. People use meditation to increase calmness and relaxation, improve psychological balance, cope with illness, or enhance overall health and well-being.The various styles of yoga used for health purposes typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. People use yoga as part of a general health regimen, and also for a variety of health conditions.
Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga that people use for health purposes typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.

Closing Statement from Dr Shashikant S Kumbar

Study Design will be Comparative study where variables are compared over the period of 3 months 6 months 1 years and so . I am funding my own research to start with . psychological questionnaires plus physical parameters along with yoga practice for one group and normal exercises for other group and no exercise group as a control !


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    Mar 5 2012: sounds like a great idea. how will you operationalize the research?
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    Mar 2 2012: I have an idea to combine Yoga system along with Modern Mind Body technique to Prevent and effectively treat different ailments and promote good health in an evidence based research and spiritual intuition
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      Mar 15 2012: So how will you operationalize the research? Intervention pre-test, post-test?

      Or are you looking at a long term longitudinal cohort study?

      Depends on your research question so keep up the good work.

      I am only asking because I really have an interest in this type of research and it is underfunded in our country. I hope it is better received in your country. I was a co investigator in a multi-disciplinary cognitive behavioral intervention strategy to address a chronic illness exploring the whole mind-body connection. In my country it is all about the evidence but we can't get evidence if research is not funded. I hope you can make an impact.