Effect of Arham Purushakar Meditation on The Imrpovement of Clinical Conditions in Patients with Renal End Stage Disease on Hemodialysis Therapy-Case Series
The study was undertaken to ascertain if a short term intervention of Arham Purushakar Meditation (APM) results in the improvement of clinical conditions of patients with renal end stage disease on hemodialysis. The study was conducted at Bhagwan Mahavir Dialysis Centre in association with Bhagwan Mahavir Medical Research Centre (BMMRC) after obtaining the approval of the Institutional Ethics Committee. Patients with end stage renal disease were enrolled for the study after obtaining their consent for participation. Then patients were categorized into meditation group and control group. The meditation group practiced meditation for three months and the control group received only hemodialysis. The patients who practiced meditation regularly showed improvement in their health problems such as muscular cramps, vomiting, swelling of face and legs, hypertension, etc. Thus the study presented evidence for the beneficial effects of short term intervention of APM on the general health conditions of the patients.