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Cancer Therapies: Quantum-level Contribution of Ayurveda and Yoga Highlighted Significant Health Tech Data Exchange in Harvard meet

Sudhanva Char

Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research

This is an account of the main deliberations of the International Conference on Integrative Medicine – Role of Yoga and Ayurveda in the Management of Cancer and Palliative Care held at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Martin Conference Center, June 22-24, 2018. The Conference was unique in the annals of integrative medicine with professionals from different modalities like allopathy, ayurveda, yoga, and related fields coming together, and in the process leaving behind their respective professional silos, and examining seriously the prospects of borrowing best practices from other modalities in health care. Comparative performance-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness too were considered. The aim, inter alia, of the meet was one of highlighting the capabilities of Ayurveda and Yoga techniques and thereby help them gain more currency as efficient, if not sounder means to deploy against cancer and other grave threats to wellness. A caveat: This is a synopsis of the proceedings and covers just a digest of presentations and discussions about Ayurvedic and yogic treatment of cancer per se. There were other valuable presentations which however did not directly deal with treatment of cancer, and so they are not enumerated here. The exception to this caveat has been the inaugural session in which some presentations were generic too. For all details the reader is advised to contact one of the organizers: Indo-US Health Initiatives, (email:, or the platform paper presenters.