A outstanding Indian-American cardiologist will current a new method at the upcoming Indian Science Congress (ISC) in Bengaluru to check the effectiveness of yoga as an intervention for treating many diseases.
Indranill Basu Ray, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, US, will current the “new protocol” at the 107th ISC to be held from January 3-7.
“Despite perception the molecular mechanism, large trials of yoga the usage of the standard protocol referred to as RCT (Randomised Control Trials) has now not shown as lots promise as expected,” said Ray.
“We proved tobacco was toxic no longer by using doing scientific trials, but through following human beings who smoke and showing they increase a precise kind of lung cancer -- it would have been almost impossible to show this the use of an RCT other than being phenomenally costly,” he said.
Ray claimed that “same is authentic for yoga, as a person who has a disease like hypertension that is due to chronic adaptation to stress can also be dealt with with a yoga protocol to do away with the disease.” With advanced molecular biology and commercially accessible wearable devices, the adaptive stress-response can be measured with yoga by way of monitoring hormone levels, a well-established biomarker of stress, Kolkata-born Ray said.
This, he claimed, may additionally additionally be accomplished thru complementary physiological signals such as electrodermal endeavor and coronary heart price variability, proxies for the arousal of the sympathetic anxious system.
“It is the persistent arousal of this machine due to adaptation to chronic stress that causes hypertension,” Ray added.