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Integrated Medicine Effective in Treating Many Diseases : Dr. H.R. Nagendra

**DATE-20-JUNE-2024*  Dr. H.R. Nagendra, former advisor to Prime Minister Modi, visits Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant.
* Dr. Nagendra delivers a lecture on “Integrated Medicine,” attended by students and faculty.
* Various programs to be organized at Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, to mark International Yoga Day.

**Dehradun** – Dr. H.R. Nagendra, former advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Institute, visited Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) Jolly Grant today (Thursday). As part of various programs organized in celebration of International Yoga Day, a special lecture by Dr. H.R. Nagendra was held. Dr. Nagendra stated that integrated medicine is effective in treating many diseases.

The event, organized by SRHU’s Research Cell at Adi-Kailash Auditorium, commenced with the lighting of the lamp in front of the portrait of the founder, Dr. Swami Rama. SRHU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Dobhal and Director Academic (Academic Development) Dr Vijendra Chauhan honored Padma Shri Dr. H.R. Nagendra with a shawl and a memento.

Dr. Nagendra mentioned that despite being the birthplace of integrated medicine, in India, only a few medical institutions have integrated yoga and Ayurveda with modern medical practices, unlike in Western medical institutions. He shared his research experiences, noting that integrated medicine significantly reduced diabetes symptoms in 250,000 people during a study. As a result, 48 research papers from this study were published in prestigious journals worldwide. He also stated he has future plans to address hypertension and substance abuse among youth through integrated medicine.

SRHU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Dobhal emphasized the influence of Ayurveda in our daily lives and advocated its increased use.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Akshay Anand from PGI Chandigarh, in his address, urged SRHU to promote integrated medicine.

Dr. Vijendra Chauhan expressed gratitude and inspiration towards Dr. Nagendra, stating that integrated medicine is the need of the changing times.

The program was supported by Director of Research Dr. Bindu De and Dr. Nikku Yadav. Dr. Akshay Anand, Dr. Prakash Keshavaya, Dr. Sunil Saini, and others.

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