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  • Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine is grounded in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Integrative medicine is a combination of mainstream (conventional) of medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), for which there is a high quality scientific evidences of safety and effectiveness.

    In the year 2013, Dept. of Community Medicine, conducted ‘SAMANVAYA – a conference on Alternative Medicine’ which had brainstorming sessions on AYUSH systems of Medicine by eminent speakers from different specialty, which led the foundation for department of Integrative Medicine by upgrading the existing division of Yoga (which was under Allied Health Sciences). As far as our knowledge SDUAHER, is the first University to introduce Yoga in the medical and nursing curriculum.

    Department functions under following

    1. Research: conducting EMR & IMR projects.
    2. Academic:
      1. Core Programs : PGDYP, M.Sc. (Yoga) and PhD (Yoga).
      2. Value added Program: MBBS, Nursing, BPT, and BSc (CND).
    3. Clinical Services: Yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Counselling
    4. Outreach Activities: Conducting outreach activities for Schools colleges (personality development) and workplace wellness etc.

    To be a Center of Excellence in the field of Integrative Medicine through Research, Clinical services and Education.

    • To explore the concepts of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and other systems of medicine in promoting health, preventing disease and treating disease.
    • To develop evidence based integrated (conventional medicine & AYUSH) health care modules for health promotion, disease prevention and treating diseases to achieve holistic health.
    • To inculcate Yoga and other systems of medicine in the curriculum of, medical, nursing and allied health science education.
    • To establish herbal garden and educate general public about home remedies.












    No. of years of experience


    1 Dr. Neetinakumar Patil BAMS, M.Sc. (Psy)

    MD, PhD(Yoga)


    Associate Professor  & I/c Head Yoga Therapy





    9 yrs
    2 Dr. Patil Dhanashri BAMS,MD (Ayu), M.Sc (Yoga -UGC- NET) Assistant Professor Ayurveda &

    Yoga Therapy

    2 yrs
    3 Mrs. Sunitha .L. B.com,YIC, PG-Dip Yoga Yoga Therapist /instructor Yoga therapy 4 Yrs

    RESEARCH PROJECTS (2014 – 19)


    EMR 1.      Evaluation of Add on Efficacy & Safety of An Ayurvedic Formulation in the Management of Dengue Fever & Prevention of its complications – A Double Blind Clinical Study – CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi.
    IMR 2.      Effect of integrated Yoga in elderly Type2 diabetics with cognitive impairments.

    3.      Association of PGM1 C 1258 T>C gene polymorphism with diabetes -a case-control study.

    4.    Effect of integrated Yoga in nursing professionals with chronic low back pain – a randomized control trial.

    5.      Efficacy of Carica Papaya Leaf extract in Dengue – Add on

    therapy to medical management – a pilot study.

    Others 6.      Effect of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Guided Relaxation Practice) on Sleep and Quality of life in patients with Chronic Kidney Diseases.

    7.    Effect of integrated Yoga on anxiety, stress and heart rate variability in first year nursing students.

    8.      Evaluation of topical hemostatic property of Sphatika Bhasma in Patients on anti-platelet therapy undergoing dental extraction.

    9.      Effect of Simarouba Glauca DC seed extract on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC).

    10. Effect of Simarouba seed extract and its role in modulation of oral carcinoma cells.

    11. Study of Swarna Bindu Prashana on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

    12. Designing, Validation and Feasibility of Integrated Yoga Therapy Module (ITYM) for patients with Hypothyroidism.

    Sr. no Course name Duration
    1. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Practices – PGDYP 1 year, 6 months
    2. MSc (Yoga) (expected to Commense from  Aug. 2018-19) 2 years xourses


    Sl. No Course name Subject Hours
    1. MBBS Introduction to Yoga therapy 16 hours
    2. MD (Physiology) Physiological basis of Yoga  10 hours
    3. BSc Nursing Foundation of Yoga 30 hours
    4. BPT (Physiotherapy) Yoga and its therapeutic applications 45 hours
    5. BSc (Clinical nutrition and dietetics) Yoga and its therapeutic applications 45 hours
    1. Department of Integrative Medicine is offering FREE Yoga therapy classes for needy patients (lifestyle and chronic disorders).
    2. Free Ayurveda consultation and Counseling .

    Panchakarma wing / Detoxification (Under progress – commences from 2020


    • Integrative Medicine OPD (Yoga and Ayurveda)
    • Yoga Therapy Hall
    • Stress management programs / packages
    • AV Hall
    1. International Day of Yoga -2015



    1. International Day of Yoga -2016



    1. International Day of Yoga -2017



    1. International Day of Yoga -2018


    1. National conference – On Women’s Health  on the occasion of Women’s Day  held on March 8th 2019

    Reach Us

    08152-243003, Extension: 390