Indian Medical Tourism Incomplete without Yoga Department in every Hospital

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Recently in one of the interaction the Indian Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma said that India is going to be the hub of medical tourism because of its hospitality and culture.

It is correct but for that a slight paradigm shift is required in the way we practice medicine in the country.

Most western patients come to India to take advantage of Yoga and Ayurveda in addition to the western medicine.

Only for a lower cost we cannot attract medical tourists for long as sooner or later the China will over power us in future for medical treatments. Our Prime Minister has convinced the world to have an international Yoga day. But unfortunately we do not have a yoga department in every government or a private medical institution.

Let India be the first country to have a yoga and an Ayurveda department in every hospital in addition to the western medicine.

The time is to promote traditional Yoga and Ayurveda. Unfortunately as they are not getting an uplifment they are ending up in cross pathy which is not on the interest of both their profession as well as the community.

Recently a review of studies examining the benefits of yoga suggests that Yoga practice provides significant benefits on cardiovascular risk factors, including LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure.

Those who practiced asana-based yoga reduced their LDL-cholesterol levels by 12.1 mg/dL and systolic blood pressure by 5.2 mm Hg and increased their HDL-cholesterol levels by 3.2 mg/dL.

In addition, the yoga practitioners also saw significant reductions in body-mass index, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and heart rate. Overall, the yogis lost 2.35 kg compared with non exercisers.

Individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise might still achieve similar benefits in cardiovascular-disease risk reduction by Yoga.

The review, which is published December 15, 2014 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, included 32 randomized, controlled trials involving 2768 participants.

Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal Receives Orator of the Year 2014 Award by St Mathew’s School

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal Receives Orator of the Year 2014 Award by St Mathew’s School
New Delhi, December 20, 2014: Recognizing outstanding contribution in the field of social work St. Mathew’s Senior Secondary School New Delhi honored Dr. K K Aggarwal with the Orator of the year Award 2014 in New Delhi on its Foundation Day.
An eminent cardiologist, President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior National Vice President Indian Medical Association, Dr Aggarwal has also worked extensively towards helping the lower sections of the society.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr Aggarwal, Sr. National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India said, “I am honored to receive such a prestigious award from the St. Mathew’s Sr. Sec. School. Every individual has a right to live a healthy life and keeping this mind we started the Heart Care Foundation of India and till date have continued to help many patients live a healthy and normal life. The trust recognized my efforts towards the society and it gives me immense happiness and encouragement to keep doing the same throughout life.”
Dr Aggarwal is the recipient of three National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine, Dr. BC Roy award for excellence in socio-medical awareness and DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication. DR Aggarwal is also Limca Book of Record holder in CPR 10.