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National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune

List of publications / papers published or accepted in different journals

  1. Arankalle DV, Joseph B. Naturopathy Lifestyle Intervention: A New Dimension in HIV Care. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23210466.
    [Major Findings: CD4:CD3 ratio increased from 0.279 to 0.379; haemoglobin percentage increased from 4.4 to 8.7; involuntary tremors subsided; positive changes in the quality of life, better mental health and developed a positive insight towards life; weight loss of 11 kgs over 14 weeks]

  2. Dhananjay A, Jincy S, Raghuraj P. Critical view on trends in hydrotherapy research. International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. (In Press)
    [Major Findings: A review (1975-2012) attributing the use of hydrotherapy in: reduction of maternal anxiety and pain during labour, pressure ulcer healing, reduction of DSM-III scores, reduction of post-anorectic surgical pain, rehabilitation of myocardial infarct patients, enhancement of neuromuscular performance, reduction in LDL and total cholesterol, reduction of the physiological and functional deficits associated with DOMS.]

  3. Dhananjay A. Integrating Naturopathy and Yoga in Musculoskeletal Disorders. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. (In Press)
    [A descriptive paper explaining the importance of naturopathy modalities and yoga in various musculoskeletal disorders]

  4. Dhananjay A. Yoga and Naturopathy Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.Alternative and Complementary Therapies. (In Press)
    [Paper describing prescription making / treatment protocol using naturopathy and yoga for effective management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.]

  5. Dhananjay A, Pradeep MK Nair. Combination of Acupuncture, Oil Application and Infrared Therapy in Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. (In Press)
    [Paper summarizing the trend of patients visiting the NIN’s OPD (data of previous six months) and the unique protocol used that has resulted in alleviation of chronic musculoskeletal pain.]

  6. Dhananjay A, Pradeep MK Nair. Effect of electro-acupuncture on functionality and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: A case study. Acupuncture in Medicine. (Paper submitted and currently under review)
    [Major Findings: Five weeks of electro-acupuncture improved the functional status and quality of life of an individual with Parkinson’s disease visiting the outpatient department of the National Institute of Naturopathy’s clinic. Following improvements were noticed: Improvement on the Berg Balance Scale suggesting improved functional status; The quality of life showed improvement particularly on the ‘activities of daily living’, ‘cognition’, and ‘communication’ dimensions of PDQ-39.]

  7. Dhananjay A, S. Madan Kumar. Effect of yoga on anthropometric measurements and lung function in obese adults. International Journal of Yoga.(Paper submitted and currently under review)
    [Major Findings: Effect of four weeks yoga training on BMI, WHR, and PEFR in 23 obese adults (BMI>25). After four weeks of yoga training there was significant reduction in the obese participants in:  Weight [(M=0.82, SD=1.49); t(22)=2.66, p=0.014]  Body mass index [(M=0.34; SD=0.53); t(22)=3.09, p=0.005]  Improvement in the peak expiratory flow rate [(M=-36.96, SD=51.33); t(22)=-3.45, p=0.002].  No significant changes were found in waist circumference, hip circumference, waist-hip ratio, pulse rate and blood pressure.]

 

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