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Congratulations to our very own Chief of Staff Dr. Ariel Malamud for his IBS & Yoga Review

Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to our very own Chief of Staff Dr. Ariel Malamud, who along with his colleagues Vijaya Kavuri, Nagarathna Raghuram and Senthamil R. Selvan, submitted a review article,“Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yoga as Remedial Therapy,” that was recently published in the journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This collaborative scholarly study and review was a timely publication as therapeutic benefits of Yoga have been tremendously realized to integrate with conventional medicine. Vijaya, who happens to be the wife of our own Chief of Anesthesiology Dr. Subbaramaiah Kavuri, was the researcher in the study led by Clinical Investigator Dr. Ariel Malamud and Scientific Investigator Dr. Senthamil Selvan, who is the Research Director of Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Norwalk, CA.

Abstract of the Review: “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms manifesting as a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in which patients experience abdominal pain, discomfort and bloating that is often relieved with defecation. IBS is often associated with a host of secondary comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, headaches and fatigue. In this review, we examined the basic principles of Pancha Kosha (five sheaths of human existence) concept from an Indian scriptureTaittiriya Upanishad and the pathophysiology of a disease from the Yoga approach,Yoga Vasistha’s Adhi (originated from mind) andVyadhi (ailment/disease) concept. An analogy between theage old,most profound concept of Adhi-Vyadhi,and modern scientific stress-induced dysregulation of brain-gut axis, as it relates to IBS that could pave way for impacting IBS, is emphasized. Based on these perspectives, a plausible Yoga module as a remedial therapy is provided to better manage the primary and secondary symptoms of IBS.”