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Title: The role of Traditional diet and Yoga for infertility: A blend and balance of Traditional knowledge and Modern medicine
Authors: Kochhar, KP
Oberoi, AK
Hazra, S
Lal, PR
Keywords: Traditional diet;Yoga;Infertility;Diseases;Food;Medicine
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01D 12/03, A01D 10/08, A61K 36/00, A23L 33/00
Abstract: Today, we are faced with numerous illnesses particularly related to genetics, lifestyle and environment such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, cancer, infertility and various others, some of them being modifiable than the others. Modern medicine integrates various traditional diets and practices including yoga to promote health, longevity, quality of healthcare and plays a significant role in combating various lifestyle related disorders as a preventive and rehabilitative method. Yoga has been considered as a complementary and alternative medicine for treating infertility. By improving the integration of physiological as well as psychological systems, yoga therapies play a significant function in improving reproductive function. Holistic approaches to infertility management, such as Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) remains the most ancient yet living traditions playing a vital role in prevention of infertility by strengthening body’s self healing and balancing mechanism and by regulating hormones such as follicle stimulating hormone and Luteinising hormone. These are perceived as being lower cost, safer, or more effective treatments. This review examines the role ancient traditional dietary practices combined with yoga as evidence based protocol to face the current challenges in healthcare with special reference to infertility.
Page(s): 69-74
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.16(Suppl) [June 2017]

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