New Delhi June 2015 :Tilak Jain (59), a resident of Rohtak, Haryana was unable to walk with ease during the first ten minutes of his morning walk. He felt discomfort while doing other physical activities too. On performing certain tests, blockages from 90-95 percent had been identified in three of his coronary arteries. Therefore, Jain was suggested to undergo Angiography, followed by a Bypass surgery, as doctors diagnosed 85-90 percent blockages in his three arteries. Though Jain was not convinced by the cardiologist’s advice, under his family pressure he eventually agreed to undergo bypass surgery.
But, just when Jain thought his life was back on the track, as he could go for his daily walks without any discomfort or pain, he again felt congestion in his heart. “Post surgery I followed the cardiologist’s advice and the medicines they prescribed. But one morning, almost after a month, I felt congestion in my heart after 2 minutes of walking,” explains Jain who was not familiar with alternative therapies for heart disease until then. “The doctors again performed certain tests and found out that all my grafts were blocked to the extent of 100 per cent. In short, my bypass surgery had failed. Therefore, within a span of four months of my surgery, I was advised to undergo a multiple stent angioplasty,” reveals Jain.
Jain had almost given up on his medical condition when one of his family friends suggested him to consult his case with Dr Bimal Chhajer of SAAOL (Science and Art of Living) Heart Care Centre. “After I met Dr Bimal, I was really convinced by his advice and the way handled my case. Later, as I joined SAAOL’s comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation and reversal program, I felt better than I had in years. In span of two months I felt so much better, especially after I adopted lifestyle the SAAOL Way: zero oil cooking, yoga and meditation,” adds Jain.
Jain who could barely walk for two minutes can walk a mile and a half twice a day without angina or any kind of difficulty.
Definitely, Jain’s story is more dramatic than most, but the chain of events that led him to the ICU is an all-too-common scenario: chest pain, angiogram, bypass surgery. Fortunately, Jain chose to step out before the last act, and he is thankful he did. “When Tilak Jain came to us he was in a bad shape. More than his health issue, he was mentally and psychologically shattered. But seeing his condition we suggested him to go for Natural Bypass and Bio Chemical Angioplasty besides joining our health program,” says Dr Bimal Chhajer, founder The Science And Art Of Living (SAAOL). SAAOL was established in 1995 and is the most comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation and reversal program in India.
But what exactly is this natural bypass surgery and is it safe enough to undergo this surgery? “Unlike Bypass Surgery, in Natural Bypass surgery, machines are used to artificially increase the flow of blood in the coronary channels by directly increasing the pressure at the root of the coronary arteries. A one hour treatment with this machine can start opening this parallel artery/ capillary system supplying more blood to the heart muscles. This treatment has to be continued for about thirty sessions to fully develop the second Natural Channel. Thus it can easily replace the Surgical Bypass surgery, the pet of most of the Heart hospitals,” explains Dr Chhajer.
Speaking about the popularity and safety of these machines, Dr Chhajer adds, “This machine has seen a lot of popularity in the last twenty years. About 200 centers in USA use this machine. In China it has almost replaced Bypass Surgery and Angioplasty. In India too, the machine is available in most of the big hospitals like Escorts heart Institute, New Delhi, Metro Heart Institute. But the Indian hospitals find this therapy less lucrative and still prefer Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery as they are financially more viable.”
Besides going the natural way through surgeries, at SAAOL they also emphasise to follow healthier lifestyle. “We started the program called the SAAOL way to change the complete lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease through diet modification, stress management, exercise, yoga, meditation, education, and counseling. Our primary goal is to help individuals self-monitor their activities and to take primary responsibility for healthier lifestyle,” concludes Dr Chhajer.