CMC doctor invited as guest speaker at International Yoga conference Yoga therapy beneficial for heart surgery patients
Ludhiana :Yoga is now playing a major therapeutic role in the treatment of various diseases. Heart disease is a lifestyle disorder which can be tackled at an early stage by Yoga. Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Head of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery at Christian Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana – has worked on the effects of yoga therapy before and after heart surgery. In a pilot study it was found that the results were dramatically better after yoga therapy.
Dr Bedi explained that at the CMC already they had results matching International standards. To further improve the results the complementary addition of yoga had various beneficial effects. Alternative medicine has already taken up in a big way in the West as was evidenced by the large number of papers and research work presented. Dr Bedi has previously delivered an oration at the 1st Interantional Yoga conference in Haridwar .
He was judged by a distinguished panel which included Dr Luciano Bernardi from Italy, Prof Terence Ryan from UK , Dr Kim Innes from USA, Padamshri Dr Karthikeyan, Prof Robert Saper from UK , Dr Sat Bir Khalsa from USA and Dr Shirley Telles . There were 10 other International papers. Dr Bedi’s research protocol got a standing ovation. On the basis of this paper he has now been invited to deliver a guest lecture at the International Association for Yoga Therapists (IAYT) on Sep 23-25, 2011 in Boston, USA.
Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director of CMC & H – told that CMC & H is committed to bringing International level care to the people of this region and alternative forms of therapy including yoga therapy were under active research.