Vi segnaliamo un articolo scientifico recentemente pubblicato da International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, relativo alle evidenze sulle proprietà antiossidanti del massaggio ayurvedico:
L’articolo risulta particolarmente interessante poiché indaga con metodologia rigorosa i razionali antiossidanti del massaggio ayurvedico, evidenziandone i potenziali effetti positivi nella riduzione dei fenomeni ossidativi frequentemente correlati, come è noto, anche con l’insorgenza di patologie oncologiche e cardiovascolari.
Malagi KJ, Adiga SH, Rao A, Shenoy R, Kamath M, Devi
A prospective single arm open clinical pilot trial to study the antioxidant property of Ayurvedic massage therapy in healthy individuals.
Int. J. Pharmacol. and Clin. Sci. 2013;2:121-5
Ayurveda, the kernel of the ancient Indian wisdom, reckons abhyanga as a daily regimen owing to its univocal properties like jaraapaha (~delaying ageing process) pushtirit (nourishing), shramahara (removing tiredness) pushtya-yu (~ bestowing longevity) etc.
Hence, this study was envisioned to show the antioxidant property of abhyanga on healthy individuals.
Recruited voluntary healthy individuals both male and female between eighteen to seventy years of age were given Ayurvedic oil massage with simple gingili oil every day in empty stomach for forty five minutes for a period of seven days.
The fasting blood samples of the subjects were collected before and after the study.
The study was explicated utilizing the method of Koracevic et al method for the determination of total antioxidant status (TAS) and spectrophotometric method for accomplishing the thiol assay.
The mean value with respect to the TAS was 0.88 before the treatment and 0.92 after the treatment and that of thiol was 317.39 and 311.66 before and after the therapy respectively.
In TAS, p- value was 0.016 which is < 0.05 and there was a decrease in serum thiols which was not statistically significant.
However, the study establishes the antioxidant property of abhyanga and necessitates further comprehension of the same.