YOGA THERAPY IN ASTHMA, DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

( By The Yoga Institute )

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Scientific Results of the Camp for Diabetes

At the special camp for diabetics held at The Yoga Institute from 22nd to 28th July 1987 some dramatic results were obtained. On the day that the camp commenced a sample of blood was collected at The Yoga Institute of the participating patients before and two hours after lunch. On the seventh day the same procedure was followed.

Below is seen the fasting and post-prandial results of the blood sugar.



Patients' blood sugar levels at the conclusion of the camp in comparison with the levels at the commencement of the camp
Sr. NoPatients NameFasting Blood Sugar Values in mg./100 mlPost - prandial Blood Sugar Values in mg/100 ml
1SADecreasedDecreased
2RAIncreasedDecreased
3SBDecreasedIncreased
4RDDecreasedDecreased
5JGDecreasedDecreased
6AGDecreasedDecreased
7NBDecreasedDecreased
8PJDecreasedDecreased
9TKDecreasedDecreased
10HPDecreasedDecreased
11RMDecreasedDecreased
12AVDecreasedDecreased
13NPDecreasedDecreased
14PSDecreasedDecreased

Note: SB and RA's readings were non-conclusive as they both had superimposed respiratory infection at that time.

The urine sugar testing was done five times a day by the patient's themselves using the Diastrix, during the camp for diabetics in July 1987.

Decline in Urine Sugar as tested 'Diastrix'
(taking into accounts the Highest reading for the day)



PatientsSACSMHRPSRMSADVNPPSRASBRDJGGGNHPPJTK
Day 1NN+++++++NNNNN+NNN++++++Tr
Day 1NN+++++NNNNNNNNN++ TrN
Day 7NNTrNNNNNNNNN-+TrN

N = Normal, Tr = Trace, --- =Reading not taken

The clinical psychologist gave a test before and after the one week period. Following are her observations:

"The Rozensweig P.F. test was administered to determine the direction and type of aggression felt. It was hypothsized that any aggression felt that was higher than the average ranges was deterimental to the individual. An analysis of the scores revealed that as a group the diabetics seem to feel more of a threat to themselves and their personality than normal. They immediately tend to go on the defensive in order to protect themselves. When problems arise they seem to think about them a lot, ruminate over them. Gloss over them and maybe postpone actual decision making. In effect, this sort of characteristic could lead to chronic stress or a higher than normal level of anxiety. It must be emphasized that these findings are tentative and cannot be concluded finally until a more intensive study is done.

" The camp provided an experience for incorporating changes. The idea in the words of Biermann (1981) is to help the individual "to embrace diabetes and squeeze all the good out of it," in order to improve the quality of life even with this lifelong companion."

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