Study to be conducted on the impact of meditation on vaccinated people | Lifestyle Health
Prayagraj: Motilal Nehru Medical College in Prayagraj District in Uttar Pradesh will conduct a study of people who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, to determine whether meditation can improve the antibody response to the vaccine in adults.
Utsav Singh, the nodal (vaccination) officer, Motilal Nehru Medical College, said the study team will check the antibody titer through the recipients’ blood sample step by step.
The team plans to collect more than 500 samples over a one-month period from September 27 to October 26, he added.
“The recipient’s written consent will be taken when the blood sample is taken before taking the first dose of vaccine. The second sample will be taken 21 days after the first dose is taken,” Singh said.
The recipient’s third blood sample will be taken 21 days after taking the second dose and the fourth and final sample will be taken after an interval of six months, he added.
During these six months, the recipient will be guided through a heart meditation which will begin on the day of taking the first dose of vaccine and there will be online sessions for recipients by expert trainers.
Singh said, “As it has been said that meditation increases the effect of the vaccine (antibody titre), so we are conducting this study.”
Mamta Dubey, a junior resident in the physiology department at Motilal Nehru Medical College, was commissioned to conduct the study.