Research Publications 

Publications & Presentations 


Particular research areas within our expertise include:

  • holistic therapies for physical and mental health issues 

  • Prevention, community and therapeutic approaches  

  • Collaborative care approaches  

  • Living well with a chronic illness

  • Understanding the impact of traditional/ support therapies 


Traditional Medicine

  1. Sharma N, Perrin C, Vaidya R, Chhabhadiya K (2019).Yoga Based Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain Patients: A Pilot Study. At the American Pain Society Scientific Meeting ; Held in Milwaukee, WI, USA; April 03-06. The Journal of Pain. Volume 20, Issue 4, Supplement, April 2019, Pages S69-S70.

  2. Sharma N, John PJ, Sharma CM, Vaidya R (2019).Yoga Therapy for Chronic Tension-Type Headache. Global Journal of Health Science; Vol. 11, No. 5: 94-99.

  3. Sharma N, John PJ, Meghwal N, Owen A and Mishra V (2019). Effect of yoga therapy on patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a prospective randomised wait list-controlled trial. At the Royal College of Physicians annual conference, Medicine 2019; April 25-26; held in Manchester, UK. Clin Med (London). 2019 Jun; 19(Suppl 3): 87.

  4. Sharma N, John PJ, Chhabadiya K (2019). Saline nasal irrigation (Jaaneti) reduces headache days in chronic migraine: a randomised, waitlist -controlled study. At the 19th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC), Sep 05, 2019, held in Dublin, UK. IHC 2019 Abstracts. Cephalalgia, 39(1_suppl), 1–337. doi 10.1177/0333102419859835

  5. Sharma N, PJ John, Shekhar Sharma, Joshi J (2019). Yoga Nasal Irrigation in the Treatment of Chronic Tension Type Headache: Randomised Waitlist Controlled Trial. Available at (Identifier NCT04113512) Accessed October 2, 2019.

  6. Sharma N, Joshi J, Singh D, Sharma K (2019). Yoga for new mother to manage post-natal depression. At the European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH); held in Belfast, UK; October 3. European Congress on Mental Health.

  7. Sharma N, Sharma S. The effect of combined yoga care for patients with panic disorder in primary care: A randomised controlled trial. In the 40th Annual Conference, Antonio, USA; Anxiety: Depression Association of America. March 2020 (Postpone) .

  8. Sharma N, Sharma S, Joshi J, Shankar R. The effectiveness Yoga@work among office workers with chronic nonspecific neck pain (CNNP): a randomized controlled trial. In the Annual Scientific Meeting NZPS

  9. 2020, Waitangi, New Zealand: New Zealand Pain Society. March 2020. Available at (identifier NCT04113460)

  10. Sharma N, Sharma S, Joshi J, Sharma R. Individualised Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Patients With Depression and Anxiety: Evaluation study. In EPA 2020, Spain: European Congress of Psychiatry. March 2020.

  11. Sharma N, John P, Sharma S, Joshi J.Effect of Yoga Nasal Irrigation for the treatment of episodic migraine: Randomised controlled trial. In the 31st Annual Meeting of the ANPA, Philadelphia, USA: The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). March 2020.

  12. N. Sharma, S. Sharma, J. Joshi. Effect of Home-Based Yoga Therapy Intervention on chronic non- malignant pain in Older Adults. In WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020, Barcelona, Spain: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. April 2020.

  13. Sharma N, Sharma S, Kumar M, Joshi J. An Evaluation of Yoga therapy for cervical spondylosis. In 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart TS, Australia: Australian Pain Society. April 2020. Available at (identifier NCT04113473).

  14. Sharma N, Sharma S, Joshi J, John P. Yoga Nasal Irrigation for Chronic Daily Headache: An evaluation study. In EAN 2020, Paris, France: Eoropean Academy of Neurology. May 2020.

  15. Sharma N, John P, Sharma S, Joshi J. Yoga Nasal irrigations in the treatment of chronic tension type headache: Randomised waitlist controlled trial. In 14th European Headache Federation Congress, Berlin, Germany: European Headache Federation. July 2020.

  16. Neha Sharma, Dipa Modi, Asha Nathwani, Bhavna Pandya, Jaydeep Joshi (2020). Tele- Yoga therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain during Covid-19 Lockdown: A Prospective Nonrandomized Single Arm Clinical Trial. (preprint).medRxiv 2020.07.16.20154229; doi:

  1. Vishwesh Kulkarni, Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Usha Solanki, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Ayurveda Self-Management for Flu Like Symptoms During the Covid-19 Outbreak. Registered trial under clinical NCT04345549.

  2. Neha Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). A Retrospective Analysis of the Capacity Built through a Community-Based Participatory Research Project Addressing Ayurveda intervention on COVID-19. (Ongoing)

  3. Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Vishesh Kulakarni, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Back to roots: A quasi- experimental trial testing the effectiveness of Ayurveda intervention as post exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 (under compilation)

  4. Parashar Sharma, Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Sahil Singhal (2020). Protecting Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak:Qualitative Study of AYUSH Initiative. Study registered on Clinicaltrials. Gov NCT04387643 (manuscript writing)

  5. Parashar Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni, Neha Sharma, Rekha Chaoudhari. Efficacy of AiM Covid Self Monitoring in Detecting Infection of COVID-19. Trial registered NCT04425044 (manuscript writing)

  6. Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Neha Sharma (2020). A Retrospective Study on Efficacy and Safety of Guduchi Ghan Vati for Covid-19 Asymptomatic Patients. Published at medRxiv 2020.07.23.20160424; doi:

  7. Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Neha Sharma (2020). Efficacy and Safety of Guduchi Ghan Vati in the Management of Asymptomatic COVID-19 infection: An Open Label Feasibility Study. Published on medRxiv 2020.09.20.20198515; doi: 10.1101/2020.09.20.20198515

  8. Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Nikhil Bellarykar, Neha Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni (2020). Assessing the effectiveness of Ayurvedic interventions in C-19. (Abstract)

  9. Neha Sharma, vishwesh Kulkarni, Dipa Modi, Jaydeep Joshi, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Yoga and Ayurveda management for Long COVID-19 symptoms in community settings. (Undergoing)

  10. Vishwesh Kulkarni, Tanuja Nesari, Neha Sharma, Dipa Modi, Jaydeep Joshi, Nagamani Krishnamurthy, Rajagopalan (2020). A Pilot Study on Efficacy and Safety of Ayurveda Combination in Patients with Mild-to- Moderate COVID-19. Trial register on NCT04621903.

Social Care 

  1. Sharma N, Owen A, Sharma S, Mistry P (2019). Impact of Breathe-free program on psychological wellbeing of children witnessed family violence. At the DMU’s SVDV Research Network in partnership with Criminal and Civil Justice Working Group (CCJWG), held in De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; Friday 1st March 2019. De Montfort University research network for Sexual Violence Domestic Violence.

  2. Sharma N, Shekhawat U, Sharma S (2019). Yoga Therapy for Battered Women with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. In the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium, held at the Oxford University; March 20. OWLS March 2019 Proceedings.

  3. Sharma N, Singh D, Sharma S, Krishnamurthy (2020). Evaluation of parent support program on Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Young Children: A randomised controlled trial. Accepted to share in 6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology; May 2020; Paris.

  4. Sharma N, Verma V, Sharma S, Krishnamurthy N (2020). Parent support intervention for the treatment of childhood anxiety: a pilot study. Accepted to share in International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; June-July 2020; Edinburgh, UK

  5. Sharma N, Chauhan V, Sharma S, Krishnamurthy N (2020). School Performance and Social Emotional Behaviour of Primary School Children after Parent Support Program. Accepted to share in British Educational Research Association annual conference; September 2020. University of Liverpool, UK.

  6. Neha Sharma, Rakesh Patel, Tejal Patel, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020) A Clinical Study of Online Active Play Program with Adolescents. Study Identifier: NCT0461834 (Working paper)

  7. Neha Sharma, Nagamani Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Patel, Tejal Patel, Sahil Singhal (2020). Impact of Revival Program on Adolescents with Depression: A Pilot Study. Trial Identifier NCT04618562

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