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‘Pranayama stimulates several organs'

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HYDERABAD: B.M. Hegde, president, World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences, has said latest science tells that ‘pranayaama' form of yoga stimulates lot of human organs as it ensured intermittent hypoxia due to lesser breathing ‘in' and longer breathing ‘out' while doing the exercise.

Delivering the keynote address to a conference on ‘health care for common man' organised by Razi Clinics here, Dr. Hegde said whole person healing was the future science as confirmed by Institute of Medicine, which is the highest audit body in medical field in the United States. Dr. Hegde regretted that a ‘health scare system' had come into being in the name of modern hi-tech medicine. What was required was compassionate, humane and neighbourhood family physicians. Japan had 99 per cent family physicians and 1 per cent specialists whereas it was reverse in the US. He described clean drinking water, clean and nutritious food and good sanitation as features of health care.

It was also addressed by Venkat Changavalli, former CEO of EMRI, Mala Rao, director, Indian Institute of Public Health here, and J.V.R. Prasada Rao, special advisor, UNAIDS, Asia Pacific.

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