CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF YOGIC SHUDDHIKRIYA (CLEANSING PROCEDURE) AND MADHUDAK (HONEY AND WATER) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STHAULYA (OBESITY)
Life in today’s materialistic era, has become miserable. As a matter of fact, human life is becoming luxury oriented day by day despite all the odds. According to ecological approach, disease is nothing but a mal-adjustment of human being to his environment. The disruption in environment brings about lifestyle disorders. The sedentary lifestyle of today’s era leads to the non-communicable epidemic of Obesity. Hence for the management of Obesity the therapy which offers modification in the lifestyle will be selected from Yogic Shat-shuddhikriyas i.e. Kapalbhati in comparison with dietary therapy of Madhudak (Honey and Water) as mentioned by Ayurvedic sages. In the present study, 60 patients with features of obesity as per Ayurvedic classics and body mass index more than 25 kg/m2 were selected. This patients will be randomly divided into experimental and control group, containing thirty subjects in each. In experimental group patients were made to perform Kapalbhati yogic shuddhikriya daily at morning whereas in comparison for control group dietary therapy of Madhudak. The study reveals that there was a remarkable decrease in subjective and objective parameters in both the groups, but Kapalbhati therapy is found more effective in every aspects of obesity. Average percentage of relief in experimental group is 27.85% and in control group is 9.93%. Hence to prevent this smoldering problem of present era the ‘Sciences of life’ i.e. Yoga offers the lifestyle modifying, time effective, free of cost, objective therapy (Adravyabhoot chikitsa) through its basic principles.