Techies today are continuously stressed due to their hectic schedules. Many have to face problems like back pain, migraine and fatigue. To tackle these problems modern India is looking for solutions to ancient India.
A study on the diseases affecting this urban community was conducted by a medical team headed by Dr. L. Mahadevan, consultant, Sharada Ayurvedic Hospital, Chennai. This study was conducted by seven ayurvedic doctors from Chennai and Kerala. Their reports will be submitted to Ayush (the department of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy).
During the study 150 techies in Bangalore and Chennai were investigated. The initial findings indicated that majority of them had cervical problems and lumbar problems. Many suffered from back pain and neck pain. The most common problem among them was chronic fatigue.
Insomnia, migraine, infertility and obesity (which could lead to diabetes) were the other ailments that were noticed during the study. Diabetes and heart diseases are rampant among other communities also but IT professionals are more vulnerable to these diseases because of their sedentary lifestyle.
Dr. L. mahadevan, an ayurvedic consultant says "Infections can be treated. But chronic diseases like these can be avoided only through changes in lifestyle. Whatever diseases people generally suffer from between 55 and 60, IT professionals get by the age of 45."
Taking into consideration the findings of the study doctors have suggested meditation, suryanamaskar, regular exercises, quarterly detoxification program, low-calorie and high-fibre foods and consumption of at least three liters of water daily. The doctors are of the opinion that doing stretching exercises after every hour during work will prove to be helpful.