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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 Medicne by eminent speakers from different specialty, which led the foundation for Integrative Medicine by upgrading the existing division of Yoga in Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research (SDUAHER), Kolar under the faculty of Allied Health Sciences. As far as our knowledge SDUAHER, is the first University to introduce Yoga in the medical and nursing curriculum. Departemt functions under following subheads

    • Rsearch : Ongoing EMR & IMPR projects
    • Academic: PGDYP and Yoga as Value added course for MBBS, Nursing , BPT, Clincial Nutriton
    • Clinical Services: Regular Free Yoga therapy classes in RLJH, Kolar

    To make the Department as a Center of Excellence in the field of Integrative Medicine through clinical services, education and research

    • 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.

    Core Faculty

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    No. of years of experience


    1. Dr. Neetinakumar Patil BAMS

    MD (Yoga and Rehab)

    M.Sc. (Psy), [PhD-Yoga]

    Associate Professor  & I/c Head Ayurveda &

    Yoga Therapy,

    Integrative Medicine

    6 yrs
    Dr. Patil Dhanashri BAMS

    MD (Ayu), M.Sc Yoga

    Assistant Professor Ayurveda &

    Yoga Therapy

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

    Adjunct faculty for teaching and consultations

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    1. Dr. Venkatarathnamma PN MD (Gem Med.), PG Dip. In Yoga Professor Geriatric Medicine, CVA
    2. Dr.Prabhakar. K MD (General Medicine Professor &HoD General Medicine
    3 Dr. Madhavi Reddy PhD (Nutrition) Asst. Prof. Nutrition
    4 Mr. Suresh T. MSc (Anatomy) Lecturer Anatomy
    5 Mrs. Usha G Shenoy MSc (Physiology) Lecture Physiology

    RESEARCH PROJECTS (2014 – 18)


    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.     Efficacy of Integrated Yoga in Nursing students with Chronic Low Back Pain

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

    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

    Department of Integrative Medicine is offering FREE Yoga therapy claseess for needy patients/ people for Psychosomatic and chronic disorders


    • Integrative Medicine OPD
    • Yoga Therapy Hall
    • Stress management programs / packages
    • AV Hall
    • Neurophysiology lab, Central laboratory of the academy for research activities

    • of Integartive Medicine lead the the activities of Integartional Day of Yoga since from its inception in 21st June 2015.
    • In addition, Several free Yoga camps, Yoga orientation program has been conducted.
    1. International Day of Yoga -2015

    1. International Day of Yoga -2016 

    1. International Day of Yoga -2017

    Reach Us

    08152-243003, Extension: 390