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BGS Gleneagles Hospital, Bengaluru becomes One of the First Corporate Hospitals in India to Introduce Integrative Medicine and Research Department

Gleneagles Kengeri is the first hospital in IHH India Network to provide Integrative Medicine, extending whole-person care to patients across various disciplines, including Oncology, Obstetrics, Pulmonology, Neurology, Cardiology, and Gastroenterology.

Today, we inaugurate Phase 1, featuring Yoga Therapies, Reiki, Medical Nutrition, and Psychotherapy. In 2024, we will unveil Phase 2, introducing Naturopathy, Acupuncture, and Acupressure to further enhance our services.

Integrative Medicine Launch: Mrs. Sudha Belwadi, Dr. Manjunath Sharma, SA Hussain, Ms. Sumalatha Vasudeva, Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Dr. Crystal DSouza, Dr. Smitha Thamaiah, Biju Nair, Ms. Karthigai Selvi

BGS Gleneagles Hospitals, Bengaluru, is pleased to announce the launch of its Integrative Medicine and Research Department on the 27th of October. This department signifies a notable achievement in our dedication to patient-centered healthcare, with a primary focus on enhancing patient well-being and overall quality of life.

Integrative medicine adopts an approach that harmoniously blends traditional medical interventions with complementary therapies, including Naturopathy, Yoga, Reiki, Acupuncture, Psychotherapy, Medical Nutrition and more, aiming to achieve the highest level of health and holistic healing.

Dr Crystal DSouza, PhD, HoD & Consultant in Integrative Medicine & Research at BGS Gleneagles Hospital Kengeri, Bengaluru, elaborates, “Integrative medicine adopts an evidence-based strategy to address the whole individual, encompassing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. By integrating conventional and complementary therapies, it optimizes health and fosters healing.”

Speaking at the occasion, Biju Nair, Cluster COO Gleneagles Hospitals, Bengaluru said, “We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this global movement. While globally recognized institutions have already adopted Integrative Medicine to emphasize its importance, our department further solidifies our commitment to providing a comprehensive healthcare experience that caters to each patients unique needs.”

Guest of Honour, Prof Rajeev Gowda, VC SITK, Govt. of Karnataka opined, “This is a tremendous innovation which will change the life of patients and make patient care so much more impactful and ensure holistic healing drawing on best of our tradition and the best of allopathy.”

Chief Guest, Dr Manjunath Sharma NK, Pro VC and Director of Research S-Vyasa University stated, “Swasthasya Swasthay Rakshanam, explains the importance of maintenance and promotion of health in healthy, along with treating a sickness. Integrative medicine and research department at BGS Gleneagles Hospital redefines this and I am glad to see IHH India, such a huge group take the lead in this direction.”

Speaking at the occasion, Special Guest, Mrs Sudha Belwadi, senior cine actress from Sandalwood said, “Integrative medicine is the need of the hour. In the garb of entertainment, what we get to see is a lot of violence in our films and our news channels. Subliminally, this creates disturbance in the way we think and that can lead to stress. Peer group pressure has catapulted because of social media which again leads to stress. Consequently, diseases like cancer and autoimmune conditions are on the ascent, largely attributed to this stress. The demand for a department that prioritizes a comprehensive approach to healing, delving deep into the well-being of individuals, is more pressing than ever.”

During the event, our experts, Sumalatha, a renowned Psychologist and Author; Karthigai Selvi, our esteemed Chief Nutritionist; and Dr Rakshita, Yoga Physician discussed the pivotal role of often underestimated complementary approaches to healing such as Reiki, Nutrition, Yoga and Naturopathy in driving the holistic healing of our patients in the long run.

The Integrative Medicine and Research Department at BGS Gleneagles Hospitals, Bengaluru is set to be a game-changer in healthcare, enhancing the lives of patients and helping them achieve a higher quality of life throughout their treatment journey.

About BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bengaluru

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri, Bengaluru is one of Karnataka’s most renowned multi-organ transplant and tertiary care multi-specialty hospital, with specialization in Gastroenterology, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Renal Sciences and Cardiac Sciences. The NABH and NABL accredited hospital operates450 beds. A modern Cath Lab, 6 operation theatres and advanced imaging services (CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management, in accordance with internationally approved clinical protocol.

Over one and a half decades of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital of all major corporates in the neighborhood. The hospital also offers Video Consult services to its patients in India, Africa, and the SAARC nations.

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care.

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