Applied Physiology: Healing Physiology
Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Applied Physiology or Healing Physiology means using the
knowledge of Physiology (The Study of
interactions in the nature i.e. environment inside and
outside the body with respect to their effect on day to day
It teaches us what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and
how to eat also.
It teaches about how much to sleep, when to sleep, when to
defecate, when and how to urinate and so on.
It instructs us about what clothes to wear and how they
influence our life.
It teaches which exercise, how much exercise and when and
how to take it; and its benefits or side effects on body and
It tells us about how much water to drink and the effects of
cold and warm water! It also tells us about effects of cold
bath, warm bath, sponging Jacuzzi etc.
It teaches us about yoga principles and their judicious use to
It tells us about Sun Light, its effects in general; and
benefits with respect to our health.
It also guides us about the effects of space, climate,
temperature, pressure, winds, humidity, aging; other
conditions such pregnancy and the care to be taken for
It also informs about the effects of fragrance, colors, music,
dance, massage and so on; on life.
This perspective is extremely important to avoid getting
carried away by the generally held misconception "Applied
Physiology is synonymous with Clinical Physiology"!
Applied Physiology or Healing Physiology accommodates
Clinical Physiology, where there is application of the
knowledge of Physiology in diagnosis, prognosis and
Applied Physiology or Healing Physiology can help us
prevent diseases through applying the knowledge of
It seeks to know the effects of soil status, chemical and
organic fertilizers, pesticide and such factors on crop and its
effects on the human life.
It guides about the effects of various types of human
-human, human - animal and human - plant interactions so
that we can improve upon socialization, pets and home
Applied Physiology or Healing Physiology is studying
Physiology with objective mind and applying the insight in
every sphere; so as to blossom the global and individual life!
Namasmaran is said to empower us for such efforts!