September 2009

The Power of Yoga

September 30, 2009

Excellent article from 2001 Time Magazine, and some key points and questions raised: Can the benefits of yoga be measured by conventional medical standards? Can yoga be a science? Or is it possible that yoga cannot be studied with western methodology where truth and fact are proved through randomized, double-blind tests. As the article says: “The double-blind […]

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"Heat Therapy" for cancer?

September 24, 2009

At the European Cancer Organization/ European Society of Medical Oncology joint meeting, some interesting study results came out on “heat therapy.” The study enrolled 341 patients with advanced soft tissue sarcomas. All patients received surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Half were randomized to heat treatment in addition to chemotherapy, and patients were followed for three years. The […]

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Skepticism from a CDC doc

September 23, 2009

I spent the day at the Tuberculosis (TB) clinic with an infectious disease doctor. We chatted during the breaks between patients and my research project and interest in yoga came up. He had a little smirk on his face and I asked him about his skepticism. He was quiet for a few moments, then said, […]

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