Research and Development (Naturopathic Medicine and Yoga)

Naturopathic Medicine and Yoga is one of the main Complementary and Alternative system of Medicine (CAM). The current evidence indicates that Naturopathic medicine and Yoga is beneficial in the management of Chronic lifestyle and stress-related non-communicable medical conditions such as Diabetes mellitus (Increased blood sugar level), Obesity (Excessive body weight), Hypertension (Increased BP), Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Dislipidemia (High cholesterol), Bronchial Asthma, Migraine, Back pain, Neck pain, Osteoarthritis, Depression, Inflammatory Bowel disease (Intestinal disease) and others


SYNCH Primary mission is to conduct rigorous scientific research in the area of lifestyle-relatedNon-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) with Yoga and Naturopathic medicine intervention.

A secondary mission is to access the safety and usefulness of Naturopathic medicine and Yoga treatment and also to develop and validate the Yoga and Naturopathic medicine modules.


Scientific evidence generated will be useful for the general public in terms of decision making, clinical decisions for the healthcare professionals and also policymakers to enhance the optimum health of an individual by integrating Naturopathic medicine and Yoga with the main healthcare delivery system.

Research Consultant

Dr. Naveen G Halappa, BNYS, MSc, Ph.D. (NIMHANS, Institute of National Importance, Bangalore). He has extensive research experience in Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine field. He has more than 10 PUBMED indexed internationally reputed publications with 2 books and 5 chapters to his credit. Other main achievements include selection for the short-term chair in Yoga to represent India in the foreign University (Leibniz University, Germany) and got several research awards at the international level conferences. His area of research interest includes Yoga and Psychiatry, Neuroplastic effects of Yoga, Yoga and Naturopathy in obesity, diabetes mellitus, migraine and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.