Qualification: 
MD, BAMS
meera@ay.amrita.edu

Dr. Meera S currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Swasthavritta, Amrita School of Ayurveda. She pursued her BAMS from Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College under Kerala University, Kerala; M. D. in Swasthavritta and Yoga from Amrita school of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Meera is also taking regular sessions of Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique, for students at Amrita Engineering Campus, Amritapuri and at Amrita School of Ayurveda. She has conducted health awareness classes in school and communities. Her areas of interest include Yoga and Preventive care through Ayurveda.

D. Dissertation

“A study to evaluate the efficacy of a herbal preparation for the decontamination of pesticide residues in curry leaves’’

Work Experience

  • October 2009 – December 2011: Medical Officer in Holistic Department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • 2008-2009: Medical Officer in Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam

Awards

  • Received Gold Medal for securing First Rank in Doctor of Medicine (M.D), in Ayurveda Vachaspati- Swasthavritta and Yoga at the Amritapuri Campus, during 2015-2019, on September 7, 2019
  • Received the Rula Innovation and Betterment excellence in technical research Awards for Best Researcher in Swasthavritta on August 15, 2019.

Participation and Presentations

  • Chief Guest and Resource person at Women’s Day Celebrations held at Indian Bank Karunagapally Branch, spoke on the subject Women’s Health Care through Ayurveda, March 2019
  • Resource person at Prajnanam 2019, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Participated in the Research Methodology Workshop, organized by The Center for Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality in collaboration with the AmritaCenter for Research and Development (ACRD), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus on August , 2019
  • Participated in the State level ROTP on the Manangment of Osteoarthritis wsr to diet and exercise, sponsored by Dept. of Ayush, Govt. of Kerala, organized by Dept. of Swasthavritta, Govt.Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram on 7th and 8th August 2019.
  • Participated in the ‘Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique’ (IAM) Trainers Training session conducted for training faculty of Amritapuri Campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham during September 2019
  • Participated in ‘Hands on Training on TLC & HTPLC’, at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda Lab, Amrita School of Ayurveda, November 2019
  • Presented Paper on ‘ Hatha Yoga : An Adjuvant for female infertility’ ,at Prajnanam- 2019, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Presented Paper on ‘Physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama in patients undergoing lung cancer treatment’, Conclave on Cancer Care & Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap, 2019

Publications

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Meera S., “Uramarunnu: A Wonder Drug’ ”, Amritavabodhini, vol. 1, no. 1, 2019.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2019

Meera S., “Physical and Psychological Benefits of Pranayama in Patients Undergoing Lung Cancer Treatment”, Conclave on Cancer Care & Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap. 2019.

2019

Meera S., “An Adjuvant for Female Infertility”, Prajnanam 2019. Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 2019.

2018

Meera S., “Systemic Review on Administration of Brahma Rasayana as an Adjuvant to Chemo and Radiation Therapy”, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, vol. 9, no. 2. 2018.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Meera S., M. Rani, V., Sreedhar, C., and Robin, D. T., “A Review on the Therapeutic Effects of Neti Kriya with Special Reference to Jala Neti”, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2019.[Abstract]


Neti kriya is an integral part of shatkarmas/the six cleansing techniques that form the most important aspect of hatha yoga. Neti helps in preventing and managing upper respiratory tract diseases. An attempt is being made to collate and review articles that highlight the therapeutic effects of neti kriya. Databases like PubMed (January 1980–April 2016), Scopus and Ayush Portal were searched. We used keywords like jala neti, neti kriya, neti combined with terms such as yoga, sinusitis, rhinitis, common cold, vision, snoring, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and mental health for the search. As only a few results were obtained, we reviewed relevant studies with saline nasal irrigation. Evidence emerging from this review suggests that neti offers manifold benefits and relief from the antibiotic grip. Most studies support the role of neti in treating sinusitis, rhinosinusitis, allergic conditions and in improving vision. Jala neti has a significant role in improving the presence of mind and intelligence. We identified that it can be applied in mitigating post irradiation rhinosinusitis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. However, randomized control trials must be conducted to substantiate the therapeutic efficacy of this simple cost-effective, non-pharmacological mode of treatment.

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Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Title

2017

Meera S., “Systemic Review on administration of Brahma Rasayana as an adjuvant to chemo and radiation therapy (Poster)”, 'Amrita Samyogam’ International Seminar on Integrative Ayurveda and Modern Medicine. AIMS, Kochi, 2017.

2016

Meera S., “Bronchial Asthma: Alifestyle modificationthrough Ayurveda and Yoga (Scientific Paper)”, Ayurvision - 2016 – National Conference. Manipal University, Nov 2016, Manipal , 2016.

2015

Meera S., “Review on wholesome – unwholesome food (Scientific Paper)”, Third ANNAM National Food and Biodiversity Festival December 2015, Kochi, Kerala . 2015.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2016

Meera S., “Bronchial Asthma: A Lifestyle Modification through Ayurveda and Yoga ”, in Ayurvision - 2016 – National Conference, Manipal University, 2016.

2016

Meera S., “Relevance of Hatha Yoga in the Present Era (Poster)”, in Vajra 2016 International Ayurveda Conclave, 2016.

2015

Meera S., “Review on Wholesome – Unwholesome Food ”, in Third ANNAM National Food and Biodiversity Festival , Kochi, 2015.