Researchers at the Chopa Center for Well-being will be conducting a comprehensive study on ayurvedic healing treatments.
via Longevity Live:
A major study on ayurveda’s healing powers is being conducted at the Chopra Centre for Well-being in California by looking at the genetic and cellular response to a whole systems approach on health and well-being.
The study involves top research and medical institutions in the US-Harvard University, Scripps Clinic, University of California San Diego, Mt Sinai University, University of California San Francisco and Duke University, reports the Times of India.
Ayurveda is a system of Hindu traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Practices derived from ayurvedic traditions are a type of alternative medicine.
According to International Business Times, the research – titled Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI) Research Study will measure the total effects of an intensive immersion into a systemic program to check for a person’s connection to the healing process.
The center which is run by wellness expert Deepak Chopra, had earlier conducted a smaller study to examine the effects of meditation and yoga on gene expression.
“The findings from the older study showed that a week of meditation and yoga practice led to an increase in expression of genes that support rejuvenation of the body, a reduction in expression of genes associated with the stress response, and a large increase in telomerase levels (an enzyme that helps maintain structural identity of genes),” Chopra told Times of India.