Conference on Pain Management
Swami Veda Bharati, Chancellor of the HIHT University, is opening today a five day long International Conference on Meditation and Pain Management. The conference is significant as specialists in such diverse fields as neurology, oncology, nephrology, and anesthesiology, besides dentistry will present their research findings. The medical specialists will be joined by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, ayurveda practitioners and experts on yoga and meditation in seeking ways to manage pains. Meditation as a tool in pain management will be explored both experientially and scientifically. While the hub of the major activities of the conference will be in the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Pashulok area of Rishikesh, some sessions will also be offered at the HIHT University and the Seema Dental College and Hospital.
Swami Veda will deal at length with themes like nature of pain and pleasure and remediation of pain through meditation based on his life long work and worldwide teaching. Medical specialists from the west as well as from India will focus on various modern techniques of pain reduction. Some of these experts including Dr. Clarke and Dr. Susan Gould Fogerite from the United States will throw new light in the field of combined therapy and mind-body science. Senior doctors and faculty of the HIHT University will examine pain in the context of modern medicine and suggest means of pain and stress reduction.
Dr T P Sasikumar, Scientist of Department of Space is actively associated with Rishikesh Ashram will coordinate the groups to evolve the educational content. He will be involved in the five day long pain management conference at Rishikesh discussing innovative techniques from the fields of biofeedback, diaphragmatic breathing, simple pranayama, mudras, and music.Writes - SabG, muscat
Sunday, March 1, 2009
- Call for Meditation in action.
Mahamandaleswara Swami Veda Bharati sent the message of meditation for liberation from suffering during the 5 day International Conference on Meditation for Pain Management at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh. The conference was attended by 150 delegates gathered from 17 countries across the globe. Around 40 Indian participants included senior Indian government administrative personnel, scientists, and heads of the medical and dental colleges from various states of India.
More than 30 papers were delivered by experts in the fields of allopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy, integrated therapies and yogic practices. The latest scientific research was discussed alongside the ancient yogic wisdom. Therapies like music therapy practiced in Dental College from Kerala, Mantra therapy from Delhi were apart from the Panchakarma therapy at Himalayan Hospital at Dehradun.
The Conference had sessions with lab demonstrations on Bio-Feedback showing the effects on meditation and improving health benefits. Reports of the brain research conducted at the Meditation Research Institute at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama and at the Himalayan Institute Hospital and University were presented. The Conference had the benefit of sharing the lecture sessions at Seema Dental College and HIHT University apart from the Yoga, Meditation and lectures on Understanding the Philosophy and Spirituality of Pain at Sadhaka Grama.
Understanding the laboratory experiments and creating the scientific basis for the role of meditation from the contribution of around 40 doctors gave a new horizon of research in India. The traditional heritage science of India being experimented across the globe is yet to create awareness in Indian intelligentsia. It is expected many more centers in India will open up research on the Indian wisdom of Yoga practices.
The causes and management techniques of pain were analysed in thread-wear on spiritual, philosophical, emotional, intellectual perspectives. Water tight compartment of looking at the complex life issues and the pain occurring from the practical life cannot be tracked using one science or one perspective. The conference called for such an interdisciplinary approach. Experts now will work in virtual groups over the next few years to come to draw more conclusions to create venue for merging the modern technology and the ancient Himalayan wisdom of knowledge on Yoga, said Dr T P Sasikumar who is coordinating this activity.
Rishikesh is looking forward for much such amalgamation of ideas and brain storming conferences under the leadership of Swami Veda to create life more of pleasure in the world for all of us.