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Ayush Ministry Invites Proposal for Research on Management of Diabetes through Yoga

The Ministry of AYUSH has launched a campaign to mitigate diabetes through yoga.  One of the components of the campaign is to support formal research work in the field through the Extra Mural route, on the application of yoga to manage diabetes and its complications.

To facilitate further research in the use of Yoga to combat diabetes and its effects, the Ministry of AYUSH proposes to initiate several programmes.  One among them is to encourage formal research on Management of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications through Yoga.  The Ministry has invited research proposals from Diabetes-through-Yogaorganizations engaged in Research in Yogic Sciences/ Practice, including Medical, Scientific and Research & Development Institutions, Universities/ Institutional Departments having adequate infrastructure and technical expertise.  Selected research proposals would be funded by the Ministry through the existing scheme of Extra Mural Research.  The research proposals should be in the prescribed form as indicated in the EMR Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH. The scheme is uploaded in the Ministry’s Website: www.indianmedicine.nic.in and www.ccryn.org.

Both hard and soft copies of the project proposals may be forwarded to the Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), Jawarharlal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Evam Homoeopathy Anusandhan Bhawan, 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp.- D Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi- 110058 and E-mail address: director-ccryn@nic.in. The project proposal should reach the above address both in soft and hard version latest by 31st August 2016.

Western medical research has focused upon Diabetes as a physical disorder, requiring only physical modalities of intervention. It has been able to confirm that regular physical exercise does have some beneficial effects in Diabetics of both types, and that in those who are genetically predisposed to type II, it could prevent its development. Western studies have recommended exercise of moderate intensity, along with adoption of a regular diet and insulin dosage to manage diabetes and its complications.

Research in India has recognized diabetes as a psychosomatic disorder whose causative factors include sedentary habits, physical, emotional and mental stress. Many studies have confirmed that the practice of Yoga can rejuvenate the insulin producing cells in the pancreas in diabetes of both types.

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