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Millions Fall Victim to Antibiotic Resistance in India

Professor Rampp said the use and overuse of antibiotics are leading to their resistance….reports Asian Lite News

India ranks among countries with the highest mortality rates due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and statistics show that one child dies every nine minutes due to illnesses caused by bugs that resist antibiotics.

This shocking revelation was made at a plenary session of the Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) here on Tuesday, where experts discussed the role traditional medicines can play in overcoming the threat of AMR, which is rising in almost every part of the world, prompting WHO to declare it as one of the top health threats.

Speaking on the issue, Professor Thomas Rampp from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, an expert in integrative medicine, said the US and European countries also face the threat from AMR, but the risk to countries in Asia and Latin America is bigger.

Terming resistance to antibiotics a “new phenomenon”, he recalled that resistance to Penicillin was reported in 1940, though the drug was put into use by 1928.

This led to the creation of newer antibiotics to overcome that, but in the last three decades, no new antibiotics have been developed and this has aggravated the problem.

Professor Rampp also said the use and overuse of antibiotics are leading to their resistance.

He stated that this is not limited to the medical field, as over 80 percent of the antibiotics produced in the world are used in farms and fisheries, which inevitably enter our food chain.

“The reasons for resistance to antibiotics come from the overprescribing of antibiotics, patients not finishing the treatment properly, the overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming, poor infection control in hospitals, and poor sanitation,” he said.

Prof Rampp said traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda can contribute significantly to improving the situation, as they approach problems and work to improve immunity. This can prevent illness and stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

He pointed out that Ayurveda has always focused on providing a balanced diet, and modern science now emphasises the importance of micro biomes in the gut region, which is essential to building up immunity.

Speaking on the same issue, Subarna Roy, director of ICMR National Institute of Traditional Institute in Karnataka, said their studies showed that resistance to antibiotics is different in various areas within the Karnataka state.

He warned that AMR is contributing to the rise of diseases like diphtheria in some areas of India.

A network of facilities established to monitor the AMR situation in India has identified about 10 pathogens that are proving to be dangerous.

He said sometimes antibiotics are prescribed even though they will not cure the disease but merely reduce the symptoms.

The national health policy says alternative methods to treat infectious diseases should be considered, and this is where Ayurveda can play a vital role, said Roy.

“Ayurveda practitioners are already helping the fight against AMR as they treat patients without prescribing antibiotics,” he said.

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COP28: Over 120 Nations Back Climate and Health Declaration

The COP28 Presidency joined with the World Health Organization to announce the declaration to accelerate actions to protect people’s health from growing climate impacts.

Over 120 countries backed the COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health on Saturday, delivering a breakthrough moment for health in climate talks.

The COP28 Presidency joined with the World Health Organization to announce the declaration to accelerate actions to protect people’s health from growing climate impacts.The declaration was announced at the World Climate Action Summit, where world leaders have gathered for the start of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.Signed by 123 countries, the declaration is announced one day ahead of the first ever Health Day at a COP and marks a world first in acknowledging the need for governments to protect communities and prepare healthcare systems to cope with climate-related health impacts such as extreme heat, air pollution and infectious diseases.The declaration was developed with the support of a number of ‘country champions’, including Brazil, Malawi, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Kenya, Fiji, India, Egypt, Sierra Leone, and Germany.This joint action comes as annual deaths from polluted air hit almost nine million and as 189 million people are exposed to extreme weather-related events each year.”The impacts of climate change are already at our door. They have become one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. Governments have now rightly recognized health as a crucial element of climate action,” said COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber.He continued “the declaration sends a strong signal that we must reduce global emissions and work together to strengthen our health systems”.”The climate crisis is a health crisis, but for too long, health has been a footnote in climate discussions,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization.”The WHO thanks the UAE for making health a key priority in its COP28 Presidency, and welcomes this declaration, which emphasises the need to build climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems, to protect the health of both planet and people.”Climate change is increasingly impacting the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi — one of the first countries to endorse the declaration. “Malawi has experienced these impacts first-hand –extreme weather events have displaced tens of thousands of our citizens and sparked infectious disease outbreaks that have killed thousands more. This year, at COP28, we are calling for a bolder path forward that prioritizes investments in health and wellbeing, ensures a just transition away from fossil fuels, and creates a healthier future for all of us.”The declaration covers a range of action areas at the nexus of climate and health, including building more climate-resilient health systems, strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration to reduce emissions and maximize the health benefits of climate action, and increasing finance for climate and health solutions.Signatories have also committed to incorporate health targets in their national climate plans and improve international collaboration to address the health risks of climate change, including at future COPs.

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Aster Medcity Elevates Neurocare with Top-tier Teams

Aster Medcity unveils advanced Neuropathology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology teams, a milestone in delivering state-of-the-art brain, spine, and nerve care…reports Asian Lite News

Aster Medcity, a beacon of healthcare innovation, proudly introduces its fully-fledged Neuropathology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology teams, led by the esteemed Dr. Vani Santhosh and Dr. Harish Babu, respectively.

This groundbreaking initiative marks a pivotal moment in the hospital’s unwavering commitment to delivering state-of-the-art services in brain, spine, and nerve care.

The spectrum of services spans advanced neurosurgery, spine surgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neuro-rehabilitation, catering to patients of all ages.

Dr. Dilip Panikar, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery at Aster Medcity Kochi, expressed, “With the introduction of dedicated neuropathology services, Aster Medcity continues to set benchmarks in healthcare, striving to enhance and revolutionize neurological services in Kerala and beyond.”

At the helm of the neuropathology team is Dr. Vani Santhosh, a former Senior Professor of Neuropathology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). Dr. Santhosh’s groundbreaking research in neuro-oncology has significantly advanced the understanding of the biology of glioblastoma (GBM) and other gliomas.

Joining the ranks is Dr. Harish Babu, a distinguished Neuroradiologist specializing in diagnosing brain scans, who now leads the Neuroradiology Team. Dr. Babu emphasised, “Neuroradiology plays a pivotal role in neurosurgery by providing detailed anatomical and functional information that guides surgeons in planning and executing precise and effective interventions for various neurologic conditions.”

To augment neuropathology capabilities, Aster Medcity is launching a new center for Neuropathology. This center will process specimens from various Aster hospitals, leveraging the expertise of the accomplished neuropathology team in Kochi.

Dr. Shyam Sundar S, Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity, Kochi, highlighted, “The collaboration between neurosurgeons, diagnostic neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists ensures a comprehensive understanding of neurological conditions, leading to more accurate diagnoses, better treatment planning, and improved patient outcomes.”

The Global Centre of Excellence in Neurosciences integrates departments such as Neurology, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Centre, Acute Stroke Care Centre, Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy Care Centre, Spine Care Centre, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neuropsychology. Aster Medcity is poised to advance neurological care through these integrated efforts, setting new standards in healthcare excellence.

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WHO Chief Alerts Gaza’s Disease Danger

Ghebreyesus went on to say that on top of all this, there was “heightened risk of disease outbreaks”….reports Asian Lite News

Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that overcrowding, lack of food, water, sanitation and basic hygiene are hastening the spread of disease in Gaza.

In a lengthy post on X, the WHO chief said that 1.3 million people are currently living in shelters in Gaza, where a humanitarian pause reached between Israel and Hamas is currently underway.

“Overcrowding and lack of food, water, sanitation and basic hygiene, waste management and access to medication are resulting in a high number of cases of acute respiratory infections (111,000), scabies (12,000), lice (11,000); diarrhoea (36,000), skin rash (24,000), impetigo (2,500), chickenpox (2,500); jaundice (1,100),” he said.

Ghebreyesus went on to say that on top of all this, there was “heightened risk of disease outbreaks”.

“Given the living conditions and lack of health care, more people could die from disease than bombings. We need a sustained ceasefire. Now. It’s a matter of life or death for civilians,” the WHO chief added.

Due to the overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions at UN Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) shelters in Gaza, there have been significant increases in some communicable diseases and conditions such as diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, skin infections and hygiene-related conditions like lice.

There are also initial reports of disease outbreaks, including Hepatitis.

According to the UNRWA, the war has displaced up to 1.8 million people in Gaza, or nearly 80 per cent of the population.

Nearly 1.1 million IDPs are currently registered in 156 UNRWA facilities across Gaza.

Another 191,000 internally displaced persons are estimated to be staying in 124 public schools and hospitals, as well as in other venues such as wedding halls, offices, and community centres.

On Tuesday, the Gaza city municipality had warned of the health and environmental ramifications of the accumulation of more than 35 tonnes of solid waste in the city.

The solid waste cannot be transferred to the main landfill located in the vicinity of Gaza’s perimeter fence, due to prohibition by the Israeli military, the municipality said.

Meanwhile, concerns about dehydration and waterborne diseases persist due to water consumption from unsafe sources.

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PETA India Unveils 2023 Vegan Fashion Awards Winners

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has developed vegan leather from agricultural waste, including mango and pineapple peels, cactus, rice straw, and vetiver grass…reports Asian Lite News

Deepika Padukone’s 82⁰E, Anita Dongre, Hardik Pandya-Backed Aretto, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Shanaya Kapoor’s Collaboration with Miraggio Among PETA India’s 2023 Vegan Fashion Awards Winners

Designers and retailers across India are rushing to meet the soaring demand for vegan fashion, and this world vegan month (November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is announced the winners of its 2023 Vegan Fashion Awards.

Best Vegan Fashion Moment: Central Leather Research Institute has developed the technology to make vegan leather products using mango pulp.

Best Vegan Style Icon: Fashionable dietary vegan, Bollywood star Wamiqa Gabbi, wins this award for being leather-free and a vocal advocate for animals.

Best Vegan Sneakers: Gorilla Lifestyle has created a fashion identity that is rooted in protecting animals’ lives.

Best Vegan Kids’ Shoes: Cricketer Hardik Pandya has backed Aretto’s innovative and leather-free designs that are adjustable and can grow up to three sizes, accommodating the growth of the child wearing them.

Best Vegan Sarees: Engineer Gaurav Anand left a corporate career to start Swachhata Pukare Foundation, which creates handloom silk-free sarees from fibre extracted from water hyacinths.

Best Vegan Personal Care: Deepika Padukone’s 82°E is on a mission to make self-care cruelty-free, joyful, and effective.

Best Vegan Bags: Miraggio collaborated with Bollywood star Shanaya Kapoor to launch a line of leather-free, playful Valentine-themed bags that we love.

Best Vegan Women’s Shoes: Founded by Aradhana and Dhanraj Minawala, The CAI Store offers trendy, comfortable vegan shoes at affordable prices.

Best Vegan Men’s Shoes: Lusso Lifestyle, a men’s luxury vegan footwear brand founded by Bhaveen Doshi, uses top-of-the-line vegan microfibres for its products.

Best Innovation in Textiles: The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has developed vegan leather from agricultural waste, including mango and pineapple peels, cactus, rice straw, and vetiver grass.

Best Vegan Accessories: Anita Dongre’s newest line of accessories is inspired by her love for animals and made using eco-friendly plant-based leather MIRUM®.

Best Vegan Leather: Banofi creates beautiful, versatile vegan leather from banana crop waste and was awarded the Hult Prize, presented by celebrity designer Stella McCartney.

“From beautiful plant leather to luxurious animal-free personal care products, this year’s winners are proving that it’s easier and more fashionable than ever to live vegan,” says PETA India Manager of Fashion, Media and Celebrity Projects Monica Chopra. “PETA India is celebrating compassion-focused designers and innovators who are making India and the world a kinder, greener place.”

PETA entities have released numerous videos revealing that workers hit, kick, and mutilate sheep for their wool during shearing; leave goats with bloody, gaping wounds at mohair and cashmere operations; slit the throats of cows and buffaloes for leather; ram metal rods down conscious crocodiles’ spines in the exotic-skins industry; suffocate, electrocute, and bludgeon animals to death on fur farms; and boil silkworms alive to produce silk. PETA India’s investigation into Mumbai’s Deonar slaughterhouse found appalling cruelty to animals for leather.

PETA India also notes that turning animal skin into garments requires massive amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals that damage the environment. A Pulse of the Fashion Industry report revealed that leather, silk, and wool are among the most polluting materials in fashion.

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UK govt reaches pay deal with senior doctors

The British Medical Association said the government’s offer is for an extra 4.95% this financial year on top of a 6% pay increase already awarded…reports Asian Lite News

Britain’s government reached a deal with senior doctors in England that could potentially end a series of disruptive strikes, officials said on November 27. The Department of Health and Social Care said it submitted a pay offer to doctors’ unions after weeks of talks, and union leaders agreed to put the proposal to their members for a vote.

The British Medical Association said the government’s offer is for an extra 4.95% this financial year on top of a 6% pay increase already awarded. Thousands of senior physicians walked off the job for 48-hour periods earlier this year to demand better pay and working conditions from the government, causing major disruptions at hospitals across England.

Those strikes came on top of similar industrial actions by junior doctors, nurses and other health workers who organised their own strikes to obtain pay raises amid the UK’s soaring inflation and cost-of-living crisis. Senior doctors said their pay has shrunk by a third in real terms over the past 14 years.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the new offer was a fair deal for senior doctors and will be good news for patients. This year’s strike actions have put further pressure on Britain’s under-funded and under-staffed National Health Service, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of hospital appointments.

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‘Respiratory Illness Cases in China Due to Common Viruses’

A notable surge in respiratory illness in children in northern China in recent weeks was reported…reports Asian Lite News

Amid rising cases of respiratory illness in China, Dr SK Kabra, (HoD Mother and Child Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS) has said that viral infections are common in winters and there is no possibility of another pandemic like COVID yet.

A notable surge in respiratory illness in children in northern China in recent weeks was reported.

Dr SK Kabra told ANI, “The reports coming from China now show that there has been a sudden increase in respiratory infections between October and November and they have observed that it is more common in children. Mycoplasma has been seen. They have not seen any new or unusual viruses. There is no indication yet that this is a new organism and it is difficult to say whether it can cause a pandemic like COVID. This possibility is not there yet.”

He further said that common viruses in the winter season have been seen in the reports coming from China.

“Now experts have discussed this and according to them, there could be 2-3 things due to which it has increased. Firstly, virus infection is more common in winter and the main ones are Influenza, Adenovirus and Mycoplasma. Till now, the same viruses are visible in the reports of the organisms spreading in China and there is nothing new. People are very worried because the pandemic has just passed whether a new virus has arrived,” SK Kabra said.

Dr Kabra also informed that it may be because of the strict lockdown in China that the cases of respiratory illness are increasing.

“See, the lockdown in China was very strict. It was lifted in December last year and since then this is the first winter there. As far as we know about infection in children, every child under 5 years of age gets a viral infection 3-8 times a year and with each infection, he becomes immune to it. Then after the age of 5, the rate of infection reduces. So the children in China who are not able to come out of their houses due to lockdown, their immunity has not developed due to which they have become susceptible to the infection,” he added.

“There is a hypothesis that the children who have not had this infection in 2-3 years during lockdown, the infection will now occur. If one child gets it, it will infect 10 more, due to which the cases will increase suddenly,” he asserted.

He further urged people to practice hygiene and use sanitizers at most.

“If a child has an infection, do not send him outside until he recovers. Generally, influenza lasts for a week. One can use a mask and follow social distancing. Everyone should also take care of hygiene, and use sanitizer. The phase that China is facing now, we have already faced it last year, so there is no problem. We are now more knowledgeable than before about how the pandemic is managed. The Ministry has told doctors to investigate if such cases are coming. If any abnormality is seen, then inform them so that appropriate action can be taken,” Dr SK Kabra said. (ANI)

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Leading India hospitals, BAPIO UK join hands to impart medical education

RAHUL LAUD reports on the latest MoUs signed between Bengaluru hospitals and BAPIO Training Academy UK

With the aim to empower the next generation of medical professionals and make a lasting impact on the future of healthcare in India and beyond. The Deputy High Commission of the UK in Bengaluru, Chandru Iyer who heads southern India and who is also the Deputy Commissioner for Trade and investment for South Asia proactively led Bengaluruhospitals to sign a MoU with the Executive Director at  BAPIO UK led by Dr Prof Parag Singhal.

Two Mous with two top leading hospitals were signed in Bengaluru. The Cloudnine Group specialised in   Maternal and child care represented by Dr. R Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman & Executive Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, Dr. Arvind Kasaragod, Dr. Naga Nischal Singhal tied up with BAPIO UK to help develop a global training programme for post-MBBS doctors to strengthen training and advance medical education in obstetrics, pediatrics, IVF, gynecology and fetal medicine enabling doctors for the first time in India to take up the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology exams in India. This MOU shall be implemented across 29 hospitals in 12 cities of Cloud Nine, says Dr Kumar. The agreement includes structured learning modules for Royal College exams, besides hands-on workshops and skill enhancement sessions. Kumar assures that Cloudnine Hospitals will engage and invest in the training of its doctors specializing in maternity, fertility, and pediatrics through these programs.

The Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd represented by Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman – Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Manish Rai, and Dr. Karthik Nagesh have signed an MoU that will help pediatric super-specialization education training across Manipal Hospitals as part of the fast-track pediatric training programmes with a route to Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)UK fellowship.

On the occasion of the signing of these MoUs Dr Singhal said, “The collaboration presented an opportunity to share expertise, foster professional development, and advance healthcare.” Singhal added, “The agreement will enable doctors to take Royal College exams in Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG). It further opens an opportunity to all the MBBS doctors across the country who have been unable to join postgraduate (PG) courses in India to become members of the Royal Colleges of the UK.” He added, “We believe that by combining our resources and knowledge, we can positively impact patient care and medical education.”

Chandru  Iyer said, “ These partnerships mark a significant milestone in healthcare collaboration, enhancing training opportunities in the fields of MRCOG & MRCPCH. As Indian hospitals join hands, we look forward to fostering a shared commitment to excellence in medical education and contributing to the advancement of healthcare standards in India with UK support.” Adding further, “These MOUs reflect our joint dedication to advancing medical education and fostering innovation in healthcare. By combining the expertise of Indian Hospitals with the renowned MRCOG & MRCPCH training programs, we aim to create a robust platform for knowledge exchange and skill development. We are excited about the possibilities and the positive impact this partnership will have on healthcare outcomes.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Dr R Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman & Executive Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, “Our collaboration with BAPIO underscores our dedication to elevating the standards of healthcare through comprehensive training initiatives. By focusing on the continuous education of doctors, we aim to not only enhance patient care within our facilities but also contribute to the broader medical community. I am excited to work with the teams at BAPIO as this MOU aligns with our commitment to providing the highest quality care and advancing medical knowledge. Together, we look forward to making significant contributions to the healthcare landscape.”

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Critical Facts Regarding Antibiotic Overuse

Addressing the grave concern of antibiotic resistance requires a global effort. Cooperation between healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public is crucial for effective solutions…writes Dr. Namita Jaggi

Antibiotics revolutionised the field of medicine, saving countless lives by combating bacterial infections. However, there is one thing that has emerged as a cause of major concern. Their misuse and overuse presents a looming threat: antibiotic resistance.

What is Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria evolve to withstand the effects of antibiotics, which makes these medications ineffective. This phenomenon is a global threat that is the consequence of overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Resistant infections are harder to treat, leading to prolonged illnesses, increased healthcare costs, and, in some cases, higher mortality rates.

This article delves into 10 crucial facts about antibiotic overuse that need attention. Each point in this article highlights the urgent need for responsible antibiotic use. Agricultural practices, incomplete courses, and the global implications of resistance highlight the interconnected nature of this issue. Understanding these facts is essential for fostering a collective commitment to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics and safeguarding public health.

Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer: It is important to understand that antibiotics are effective against bacterial infections, not viral ones. Overuse of antibiotics for viral illnesses, like the common cold or flu, contributes to antibiotic resistance. Therefore their excessive use to treat viral infections must be prevented.

Antibiotic Resistance is a Growing Threat: Not many people are aware but the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is a growing threat. Overusing antibiotics leads to the development of bacteria that is resistant, thus reducing the effects of antibiotics and making infections harder to treat. This global issue poses a significant threat to public health.

Incomplete Courses Contribute to Resistance: One of the most important things that contributes to antibiotic resistance is not completing the antibiotic course. Not finishing a prescribed antibiotic course can leave surviving bacteria more resistant. It’s therefore crucial to complete the full course as directed by a healthcare professional.

Agricultural Practices Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance: Surprisingly, agricultural practices are also contributing to antibiotic resistance. This is because antibiotics are often used in agriculture for promoting animal growth. This contributes to the spread of resistant strains, affecting both animals as well as humans.

Emergence of Superbugs: Resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” are evolving rapidly evolving. Thi is due to the overuse of antibiotics. Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics, complicating the treatment options.

Possibility of Secondary Infections Arising: Weakened by broad-spectrum antibiotics, the body becomes susceptible to secondary infections like Clostridium difficile (C. diff), resulting in severe complications.

Individual Actions Matter: Each person’s responsible use of antibiotics can collectively contribute in combating resistance. Avoid self-prescribing and only take antibiotics when they are prescribed by a qualified healthcare professional.

Global Collaboration is Important: Addressing the grave concern of antibiotic resistance requires a global effort. Cooperation between healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public is crucial for effective solutions.

Existence of Research and Development Gaps: The need of the hour is new antibiotics and alternative treatments. However, due to financial challenges, pharmaceutical companies may be hesitant to invest in research for new antimicrobial agents.

Education is the Key: Raising awareness and educating people about antibiotic overuse and resistance is essential. Education campaigns can empower individuals to make informed decisions, and eventually reducing the unnecessary antibiotic use. This can significantly help in reducing antibiotic resistance.

To sum up, understanding antibiotic resistance and the impact of antibiotic overuse is necessary for safeguarding our health and the effectiveness of these crucial medications. By adopting responsible practices, supporting research, and fostering global collaboration, we can deal with the challenges posed by antibiotic resistance.

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Release the issues in the tissues: The Rosen Method Bodywork by Francesca Stutely

The Rosen Method is hands-on bodywork that connects physical tension with emotional holding. The subtle touch allows your body to go into a deep state of relaxation, letting go of tension that may have been there for years, it creates a space for letting go. The Rosen Method is hands on touch that peels back the layers of protection, once released love and joy are found. A feature by lifestyle columnist Riccha Grrover for Asian Lite International.

Our bodies have muscle memory and The Rosen Method encourages access to this space, creating a possibility for softening of the muscles, a release and a new space for change, both physically and emotionally. 

Francesca Stutely “I was fortunate enough to be in Marion Rosen’s class, learning from the founder herself and I enjoy passing on this knowledge to my clients. There’s strength in vulnerability. Once you allow yourself to be vulnerable – you don’t have to pretend anymore. This is where the truth lies. The Rosen Method Bodywork releases trauma from the body, softening muscles and creating peace and space, in the body and the mind’ Francesca Stutely

A session takes place, on a massage table, wearing underwear, covered with a sheet and blanket and lasts for one hour. This is not a pamper massage, it’s an extremely powerful tool for self development.

‘This work takes u from who you think you are to who you really are. In the end you can’t be anyone else’ said the method founder Marion Rosen once.

The Rosen Method Bodywork allows you to be you- not who you have become or who people expect you to be. The healing is in the feelings, allowing the tears to flow creates space for inner peace. There’s no more delicious place to be, said Francesca Stutely.

About Francesca Stutely:

At age 21 Francesca, born and bred in London, travelled through India and Nepal, where she contracted amoebic dysentery, then a viral illness, which resulted in reactive arthritis. Unable to walk properly it set her on a path to her own healing.

Absolutely determined to get well, with a mixture of dozens of holistic therapies, and a different mental attitude, she changed her diet, and her party lifestyle.

On her path towards healing, she discovered The Rosen Method bodywork, a very powerful hands on technique that connects muscle tension with buried emotions. She was so fascinated by the mind-body connection, that she stayed and studied at The Rosen Institute in Berkeley California with Marion Rosen herself. After 4 years of studies, she became a practitioner herself (1994).

In California, she also started practicing Yoga and was hooked, later deciding to become a teacher. She studied at Yoga Center Madrid qualifying as a Sivananda Hatha Yoga teacher 2005.

The Rosen Method connected Francesca to the unconscious body, and she wanted to know more about the unconscious mind. This led her to study NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and she became a Practitioner, and then a Master Practitioner at The NLP School in London in 2011, with Robbie Steinhouse.

Francesca has been crew at both Tony Robbins’ UPW, and various Hay House events in London.
Francesca truly believes it takes a continuing combination of disciplines, both mental and physical to achieve ongoing health and wellbeing.

Francesca wants to share her knowledge and experience with the world so they can obtain the same inner peace that she feels so blessed to have found.

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